student resume

  1. i am applying to some jobs at hospitals. one as a unit secretary and the other as a nursing tech which says nursing students encouraged to apply.

    here is the thing, i don't start nursing school until august and i am in a completely different field right now. i am in insurance now and have been for the past 6 years, before that i was in college.

    anywho my question is how i can make my resume appealing with no medical experience, and no nursing school experience yet. lol.

    any examples would be great.
  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   pharmgirl
    the first thing you want to do to make your resume appealing is to have a great objective as the first line. i.e.: Objective: to obtain a position that will utilize my expertise in............(some trait you have acquired that might relate to the medical field, organization or something) and encourage and nurture my interest in nursing blah blah

    Secondly, when it comes to the job experience and the "responsibility" section really focus on the words you use. Try to relate any small thing you do in the insurance business to nursing. Such as...when you teach your customers about their policy you have that "teaching" skill to be able to teach patients about their medications and illness. So find a way to word the responsiblity portion of your resume so someone in "nursing" could relate. Am I making sense?

    For instance, it might look like this:

    Joe Blow Insurance Company 1999-2009
    Responsibilities: organization of records, timely and curteous customer service, education of the public

    Whatever........I hope you get the point, its kinda hard to explain.

    Hope this helps!!! and Good Luck
  4. by   SnowRain7489
    Sure I had this problem when I first applied to the CNA jobs because I did not want to work at a nursing home and I was out of work for like almost 9 months because I couldn't find a job, noone would hire me. I made my objective stand out! I put my emphasis on that and I landed a wonderful job that I was at for 3 years. If I were you I would put down under an education heading the school of nursing you will be attending.
  5. by   Daytonite
  6. by   msdeannah
    thanks guys these are great suggestions.