Quote from jjo9el
I live in Northeastern part of the country.I have my resume formatted in the way a nurse told me too.To be honest, I don't know what I'm doing wrong.
The Northeastern part of the country of the part is HEAVILY saturated with both new grads and experienced grads. I honestly cannot say what you are specifically "doing wrong," however, significant clinical experiences can be highlighted; for example, pt with a wound, surgical drainages, experiences in the OR PACU or ER, etc...summarize and be specific.
I also suggest (if you can) to have your résumé looked over by a nurse recruiter or someone who has experience reviewing resumes. They would honestly let you know what they are looking for. Go to a local open house and see If they are willing to assist you in giving résumé tips. I did this at nursing job fair, and the recruiter helped me tremendously. Once I tweaked my résumé, people called me, I went on interviews, and I am starting a job next month. The whole process of accepting a job took about 8 months. Also, keep your skills up...take an IV therapy course, look up some CEUs that may assist you in gaining familiarity, just so you are showing your potential employer that you are still increasing your base of knowledge.