I worked as an executive assistant from 1999-2007. When the economy took a nose dive I was unable to find employment. I decided to go back to school in 2009 to fulfill my dream of becoming a nurse. I recently graduated and am having a difficult time finding a job! I finally called one of the nurse recruiters to see if she would give me some advice. She looked over my resume and asked why I had no work history. I told her the school I graduated from recommended that we only put nurse related information and to keep the resume short and simple. Which I did ... She asked me to include my previous work history along with my previous degrees.
Sooooooo my problem is this: How do I create an Objective that demonstrates my desire to enter into the nursing field while playing off of my years of experience as an executive assistant.
Here is a section of my previous resume that is listed as "Core professional strengths" ... my objective would need to go before this:
Visionary and goal oriented Executive Assistant with demonstrated experience in planning, developing and implementing solutions to address business opportunities. Ability to develop strategic plans for implementation and operation of client services, product support, quality assurance and training. Initiate and enforce strict budget controls addressing company need and promotion of growth. Adept at crisis management, trouble-shooting, problem solving, and negotiating. Advance positive company image through public presentations, experienced in project and resource management and cross-functional team training.
I'm essentially trying to combine my simple "new nurse graduate" resume with a very complex and detailed resume that spans over almost 18 years.
Thanks in advance!