Resume Tips That Will Help You Stand Out From the Crowd

  1. This video discusses 4 major points to help you create a resume that will help you make a great impression and stand out from the other applicants.


    1. Avoid Fluff - Give examples that highlight the skills that fit the job
    2. Avoid Cliches - They don't add value.
    3. Individualize your resume for each employer
    4. Format is important without grammatical or spelling errors.
    Last edit by Joe V on Dec 20, '16
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   Gyane nurse
    Great tips Nurse Beth!.I always enjoy your articles and encouragements you provide in your response to Op questions. Nice to see you too
  4. by   NuGuyNurse2b
    OMG my school's resume example had all of the stuff in this video that's considered fluff. No wonder I wasn't getting call backs for a while.
  5. by   Apples&Oranges
    Beth,

    Thank you for the specific examples that you provided in this video. Often posts about resumes speak (or write) to these same concepts, but I loved that you gave very specific examples of what constitutes "fluff," (skills, clinical rotations,) and what particular facilities might be looking for (i.e. Spanish proficiency,) etc. These are the kinds of very personal examples that most of us need to be aware of when tweaking our resumes.

    I also love the fact that you are doing videos - I'm sure they are sponsored...but fortunately or unfortunately, sponsors are the conduits to getting more content like this on allnurses.

    I really hope that sponsors do not shape the content that we receive, but support the content that we have shown that we want already.

    To all those writing articles (the well written ones, at least,) please continue to provide timely, articulate, valuable info and please do not succumb to writing clickbait to get more hits. That would denigrate the value of allnurses as a site and nursing as a profession.

    Nurse Beth, thank you for continuing to stay relevant among the pressure to bend to the sponsors.

    I appreciate you.
  6. by   kataraang
    Good tips. When I was having trouble getting offers, I changed my 2 page resume into 1, took away any fancy formatting (plain text, black/white), cut down on words. I got an offer soon after. Maybe a coincidence, but I actually like the plainer one better!
  7. by   Nurse Beth
    Quote from kataraang
    Good tips. When I was having trouble getting offers, I changed my 2 page resume into 1, took away any fancy formatting (plain text, black/white), cut down on words. I got an offer soon after. Maybe a coincidence, but I actually like the plainer one better!
    Exactly! Unless you are in a creative field, such as graphic design, a "plain" resume is most effective. Use bullet points judiciously to draw the eye and add emphasis visually. Take the time to reduce wordiness. It takes more time to write less.
  8. by   Nurse Beth
    Quote from Apples&Oranges
    Beth,

    Thank you for the specific examples that you provided in this video. Often posts about resumes speak (or write) to these same concepts, but I loved that you gave very specific examples of what constitutes "fluff," (skills, clinical rotations,) and what particular facilities might be looking for (i.e. Spanish proficiency,) etc. These are the kinds of very personal examples that most of us need to be aware of when tweaking our resumes.

    I also love the fact that you are doing videos - I'm sure they are sponsored...but fortunately or unfortunately, sponsors are the conduits to getting more content like this on allnurses.

    I really hope that sponsors do not shape the content that we receive, but support the content that we have shown that we want already.

    To all those writing articles (the well written ones, at least,) please continue to provide timely, articulate, valuable info and please do not succumb to writing clickbait to get more hits. That would denigrate the value of allnurses as a site and nursing as a profession.

    Nurse Beth, thank you for continuing to stay relevant among the pressure to bend to the sponsors.

    I appreciate you.
    Thank you for the kind, encouraging words. The words I write and speak are mine and no one influences or edits my content. It's what I enjoy about allnurses- saying it like it is (professionally, of course!) and sharing helpful information.
  9. by   Nurse Beth
    Quote from NuGuyNurse2b
    OMG my school's resume example had all of the stuff in this video that's considered fluff. No wonder I wasn't getting call backs for a while.
    Sadly, this is true. But the instructors, while well-intended and school-focused, do not hire new grads and do not have the recruiter's point of view.
  10. by   Nurse Beth
    ​Thank you! Big smile here
  11. by   Dianna11
    Awesome video, thank you!

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