Resume Help Please

  1. Hi,

    I am seeking a new postion hopefully in a physicans office. I currently work in a LTC facility. Graduated August 2003. I have a resume, but am looking for some help in revamping it. If anyone can offer me some assistance I would greatly appreciate it. Samples of resumes, cover letter, followup thank you notes would be a great help.

    I love my job in the facility I am at but it is an hour drive and I am working 3-11. With 2 young children (preteen) at home, I really need a job where I am home most nights, weekends and I miss spending holidays with the family.


    Thanks again for the help and support.
    Christine
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   rnmaven
    Quote from KriseeLPN
    Hi,

    I am seeking a new postion hopefully in a physicans office. I currently work in a LTC facility. Graduated August 2003. I have a resume, but am looking for some help in revamping it. If anyone can offer me some assistance I would greatly appreciate it. Samples of resumes, cover letter, followup thank you notes would be a great help.

    I love my job in the facility I am at but it is an hour drive and I am working 3-11. With 2 young children (preteen) at home, I really need a job where I am home most nights, weekends and I miss spending holidays with the family.


    Thanks again for the help and support.
    Christine
    Dear Christine,

    My resume is very involved so I don't think it will help you. But basically, you just need to list what you've been doing in your current job. I then have a section that lists my education. My next section relates to certifications: CCRN, ACLS, BCLS, etc. Then I have a section entitled Professional Development. It includes a listing of almost every continuing education class I have ever attended. Keep that list going and before you know it you'll have a page dedicated to showing how you continually develop yourself.

    Regarding Thank-you's: Get the thank-you note out ASAP. Like as soon as you get home. I prefer a professional letterhead on a fine stationary.........like Crane's in an eggshell color. You can print it out yourself........just design a letterhead with your name, address, etc across the top in Word. Then save it and print it out with the customized thank-you. I prefer to mail this type of follow-up. Some people FAX or email..........I think you lose the impact of nice stationary. You might consider hand delivering the thank-you note to the office manager as mail gets lost in piles in physician's offices. You MUST write a special thank-you to EVERYONE you interview with at that office. You NEVER KNOW who the KEY decisionmaker will be. Some docs leave everything up to their office managers. Maybe the secretary out front is his wife. Or maybe one of the nurses............whoever you interview with ...........get their name.........write it down.......CORRECTLY. And use their correct title.

    Good luck on your job search.

    Oh, and create a file on your computer for correspondence........name each file: Thanks-Dr whatshisname etc. After awhile you can use these thank-you notes over and over with minimal customization.
    Last edit by rnmaven on Jul 1, '04 : Reason: spelling
  4. by   KriseeLPN
    Thank you for your reply. Since I am a newer nurse so to speak and have only held 2 nursing positions in ltc, I am just unsure of the best way to present my experience. I also ran my own business for 10+ yrs as a Notary Public, Motor Vehicle Agent. I have strong computer skills, interpersonal skills etc.. I have taken one CE class online thus far in Tourettes Syndrome and a Wound Care class. Should the CE/TS CE be listed as well? If I send my resume would you mind giving me some input? Thanks again.


    Quote from rnmaven
    Dear Christine,

    My resume is very involved so I don't think it will help you. But basically, you just need to list what you've been doing in your current job. I then have a section that lists my education. My next section relates to certifications: CCRN, ACLS, BCLS, etc. Then I have a section entitled Professional Development. It includes a listing of almost every continuing education class I have ever attended. Keep that list going and before you know it you'll have a page dedicated to showing how you continually develop yourself.

    Regarding Thank-you's: Get the thank-you note out ASAP. Like as soon as you get home. I prefer a professional letterhead on a fine stationary.........like Crane's in an eggshell. You can print it out yourself........just design a letterhead with your name, address, etc across the top in Word. Then save it and print it out with the customized thank-you. I prefer to mail this type of follow-up. Some people FAX or email..........I think you lose the impact of nice stationary. You might consider hand delivering the thank-you note to the office manager as mail gets lost in piles in the physician's office. You MUST write a special thank-you to EVERYONE you interview with at that office. You NEVER KNOW who the KEY decisionmaker will be. Some docs leave everything up to their office managers. Maybe the secretary out front is his wife. Or maybe one of the nurses............whoever you interview with ...........get their name.........write it down.......DORRECTLY. And use their correct title.

    Good luck on your job search.

    Oh, and create a file on your computer for correspondence........name each file: Thanks-Dr whatshisname etc. After awhile you can use these thank-you notes over and over with minimal customization.
  5. by   rnmaven
    Quote from KriseeLPN
    Thank you for your reply. Since I am a newer nurse so to speak and have only held 2 nursing positions in ltc, I am just unsure of the best way to present my experience. I also ran my own business for 10+ yrs as a Notary Public, Motor Vehicle Agent. I have strong computer skills, interpersonal skills etc.. I have taken one CE class online thus far in Tourettes Syndrome and a Wound Care class. Should the CE/TS CE be listed as well? If I send my resume would you mind giving me some input? Thanks again.
    Hi again!

    Don't just list your nursing experience then.......your computer skills and business skills will help set you apart.

    You can send me your resume to review. I'll send you a PM with my email address.
  6. by   KriseeLPN
    thank you so much.
    Once I get the ideas rolling it will go smoother. It is just the starting that is hard.

    Quote from rnmaven
    Hi again!

    Don't just list your nursing experience then.......your computer skills and business skills will help set you apart.

    You can send me your resume to review. I'll send you a PM with my email address.

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