i graduate in may and would like to start applying for jobs. i want to work in an area that generally doesn't hire new grads though (surgical/trauma icu), so i need a resume that puts me above the majority that will apply. could y'all please review my resume and make any comments that you think would help me? i would greatly appreciate any and all advice you have. i've added some questions at the bottom of my resume also that i'm not sure about. thank you all in advance! have a good day.
anything in red are the questions/areas i am unsure about. thanks again!!
disregard the format, this isnt exactly how it looks on paper.
- dedicated, service-focused professional seeking a registered nurse position in an acute care setting pending graduation.
qualities and skills does the order matter for these?
- very highly motivated to learn and perform nurse duties.
- efficient in organization and prioritization.
- current certification in bls.
- open-minded and readily interested in how to apply myself to the nursing process.
- interested in incorporating evidence-based-practice into the workplace.
- experience in research of evidence-based-practice in the hospital setting.
- reliable worker with the ability to quickly learn new concepts and skills.
- backed by a solid work history, reputation as a team player and passion for helping others.
- background includes experience in the emergency department as a pct and direct patient care in the home setting.
- highly functional in microsoft word, excel, and powerpoint.
nursing related can you think of any other duties that i may have that would better qualify me that i should add? do i put phone numbers with these jobs so they can contact the job if needed?
patient care technician, unit secretary
oct. 2008-present, job 1
- learned the importance of various areas of nursing including teamwork in a stress setting, basics of patient care and teamwork, providing cost-efficient care to patient, and proper phone etiquette.
- assist nurses and doctors as needed.
- duties include transporting patients, drawing blood work, collecting lab specimens, keeping rooms clean, performing ekg's, taking vital signs, and giving baths.
- helped to ensure patients were comfortable and needs were met in a timely manner.
- communicated effectively with other members of the healthcare team.
may 2008- present, job 2
- learned how to assess patient efficiently and document any changes from day to day, how to provide patient centered care, and how to communicate patient needs with other members of care.
- take care of patient in home.
- duties include assessing patient, and performing adl's such as daily bathing, brushing hair, performing range of motion exercises on arms and legs, cleaning room, doing laundry, and shaving legs.
- ensure patient and family had all needs met before leaving for the day.
june 2005- august 2006, job 3
- learned excellent customer service, time management, and communication skills.
- tended to customer needs in a timely satisfactory manner
- demonstrated adequate service to customers of different ethnicities and backgrounds.
- thought of by managers as a dedicated, hard worker.
september 2006- april 2008, job 4
- learned responsibility and leadership in the workplace, communicating with other employees, and customer service.
- assisted customers with purchases after educating them on the differences in products.
- duties included cleaning, organizing, ordering supplies, friendly customer service, and assisting with payroll and scheduling.
education do i put high school education?
university of xxx
june 2009- present, associate degree of nursing
- current nursing student with clinical experience in a variety of settings, including a keen interest in critical care.
- i have had clinical experience at xxxxxx and xxxxxxx
- expected graduation date is may 21 2011.
- i plan to continue my education fall 2011 for my bachelor of science in nursing.
- registered to receive acls certification march 2011. (should i put this? i'm registered for the class, but march was the soonest i could take it)
additional information should i add anything to this area?
available for various shifts, extended hours and weekends as needed.
registered nurse, pending graduation may 2011.
suggestions and questions!
- where would i add "school student nurses association vice president 2009-present"
- can i put skills and qualifications in the same area?
- where would i add "recognized on yearly evaluation as highly self motivated to help where needed, great team player, and will make an excellent nurse"
- do i put this in past tense (i learned, i did, duties included) or present (i do, duties include) or does that even matter as long as it is consistent throughout?
- should i add information pertinent to the job i'm applying for, or the hospital i'm applying for? like something that shows i have researched the hospital and that area?
- should i put something about why they should hire me (a new grad) in the area- like it would be a benefit to them because they will have the ability to train and mold me to be the nurse they need? (i'm applying for a position in the surgical/trauma icu)