Resume help, please!

  1. hey gang,

    i need some resume help, please.

    i have decided to leave the hospital setting to move into a doctor's office setting. i need help in developing an objective statement, y'all know the objective that appears at the top of your resume. i can't think of anything to write, so any suggestions asap would be greatly appreciated. i would like to get these out asap.

    thank you in advance for your time and suggestions.
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   dphrn
    Here's the one I have recently used.


    OBJECTIVE

    Nursing positon providing the opportunity to expand professional skills while allowing myself to apply my education and experience in order to administer maximum health benefits for patients receiving my care.


    Good luck in your new adventure!!
  4. by   Talino
    "Consort my nursing skills with the physician's to achieve quality care and enhance client satisfaction."
  5. by   llg
    While I have never worked in a doctor's office, I have had many jobs in many places. ... and I have never used an objective statement at the top of my resume. They are not really necessary ... and having read many resumes, I can say that most sound pretty "fake and corny" if you know what I mean.

    I just usually explain my interest in the position in my cover letter and let that substitute for an objective statement.

    llg
  6. by   dphrn
    I have had a lot of jobs in the six short years I have been a nurse (husband is military, so many moves). I have always used an "objective" and "strengths" bullet on my resume. I think it gives a mini bio of yourself in a sentence or two. I have been on many interviews and have been offered appx 99% of those positions, so I personally favor objectives.

    I agree many resumes can sound corny if not worded properly. Some people use WAY too many adjectives. I don't think there is a hard fast rule if an objective is right or wrong. If you do choose to use it, don't overdue it! Good luck.
    Last edit by dphrn on May 6, '04
  7. by   Havin' A Party!
    Quote from dphrn
    ... OBJECTIVE

    Nursing positon providing the opportunity to expand professional skills while allowing myself to apply my education and experience in order to administer maximum health benefits for patients receiving my care....
    Brief comment. Seems too wordy. Should emphasize what you'll do and bring to the practice first.
  8. by   Havin' A Party!
    Quote from Talino
    "Consort my nursing skills with the physician's to achieve quality care and enhance client satisfaction."
    FWIW, like this one a little better.
  9. by   dphrn
    Quote from LarryG
    Brief comment. Seems too wordy. Should emphasize what you'll do and bring to the practice first.
    Well thanks Larry!

    I usually emphasize what I will bring to the practice in my cover letter, so each cover letter is specific for the job applied. The resume objective is more broad and less personal. Also, my "strengths" bullet in my resume states my positive attributes that will be brought to any company.

    Thanks for your constructive criticism.
    Last edit by dphrn on May 7, '04
  10. by   Nurse Ratched
    I agree with the poster who indicated that it's really not necessary to have an objective listed. Most of them do tend to sound contrived.
  11. by   Havin' A Party!
    Quote from dphrn
    Well thanks Larry!

    I usually emphasize what I will bring to the practice in my cover letter, so each cover letter is specific for the job applied. The resume objective is more broad and less personal. Also, my "strengths" bullet in my resume states my positive attributes that will be brought to any company.

    Thanks for your constructive criticism.
    You're very welcome!

    (And please understand my comments were only intended to provide an alternative viewpoint... and, hopefully, one that is helpful. Can tell by your post that you're a caring and way-above-average writer / communicator. FWIW, another thing I do that may differ from your practice is targetting the resume -- just like the cover letter. Think it strengthens the combined package -- sorta like a one-two punch. My best to ya!)
  12. by   nightingale
    Quote from Talino
    "Consort my nursing skills with the physician's to achieve quality care and enhance client satisfaction."
    That is a great one.

    I have used as a goal:

    To provide Holistic Nursing in a Positive and Stimulating Environment

    Good Luck on your interviews!

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