Wondering why you can't get hired or promoted: Resume + Interview hints! - page 12

look at your resume!!! i've been reviewing resumes for open positions in my department and can't believe the resumes i've received: misspelling, words crossed off, no cover letter, including... Read More

  1. by   KCR411
    I have been searching for a nursing position for quite some time now-and I can't get in!
    I have let others review my resume, filled out online applications, snail mailed resumes, but nothing is working!
    Any advice?
  2. by   santababy52
    You might want to get on with a nurse recruiting firm. There are many out there. Also you might want to get on with a travel agency. The pay is good but of course if you have a family it isn't the best choice. I know when I put my resume on to Absolutely Healthcare, I got inundated with solicitations from nurse recruiting firms. Hope this helps.
  3. by   destiney
    I guess i'll be all set when i'm done with my lvn to bsn program. One of our assignments was to manage a resume - something like this!!

    Professional philosophy and career goals:
    Traditional resume:
    Current work setting

    • <LI style="LIST-STYLE-TYPE: none"><LI class=MsoNormal style="mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in">Skills, abilities, personal traits <LI class=MsoNormal style="mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in">Research, publications, reports: . <LI class=MsoNormal style="mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in">Letters of recommendations: <LI class=MsoNormal style="mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in">Awards and honors: <LI class=MsoNormal style="mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in">Continuing education: <LI class=MsoNormal style="mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in">Formal education:<LI class=MsoNormal style="mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in">Professional development activities: . <LI class=MsoNormal style="mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in">Community/volunteer service
    • References
    Last but not least grammer and spelling!
  4. by   chicarn
    hello everybody
    I'm new here, ive been looking around in this website. it is the first time i write. I'm new Grad (Mai 2008 passed),passed the board, got my lisence but so far i didn't get any job even interview. I'm so frustrated. Idon't have any work experience except as programmer in my country 10 years ago. so my resume is kind of empty. please help with any tips i should do, it is been 1 month I've been applying here in chicago without any luck. any suggestion is very appreciated. thank you
  5. by   santababy52
    You might try linking up with a nurse recruiter to help you open the door to job openings. You can also put your resumen on Absolutely Healthcare.com and your resume will show up on a large database. While experience is always a great thing on a resume, it should not be a huge problem. Are you willing to relocate? If you live in a small town where there are not many opportunites, you may need to address the "willing to relocate" idea on your cover letter. Usually, hospitals are willing to hire new grads to the med/surg floors and it is a great place to get experience. I am in neonatal nursing and I know that large NICUs are willing to train new nurses to go straight in to that specialty. You have to go through training classes and pass another exam, but then you are ready to be a NICU nurse. Look into some of the training programs like that that hospitals offer to plug you into getting experience in a safe way. Good Luck!
  6. by   chicarn
    thank you santababy52, I appreciate your response.
  7. by   HaPpYPiLL
    Hi guys! I just recently graduated in June, took a month off to self-study and do KAPLAN then took the nclex in august and passed. I just have a question, what questions do they normally ask in an interview? I'm having an interview with the hospital that I applied to tomorrow and I'm nervous as hell (knowing that I don't go so well at interviews, it's making me nervous) I don't have a problem doing what I'm suppose to do but sometimes it just gets me so intimidated when you're in a big room full of people trying to get a piece of you asking you all these questions, lol! and the silence is just nerve racking. Need some word of advice here, I really appreciate it! Thank you!

  8. by   pinksunflower
    wow this forum really is very helpful....thanks a lot guys!!! Way to go!!!redpinkheredpinkheredpinkheredpinkheredpinkheredpinkhe
  9. by   santababy52
    Hey, get on the internet and use the keywords "behavioral interview" or "behavioral interview questions" and you will have sine king of questions that could be asked. One popular one is what your long term goals are, like "What do you see yourself doing in five years in regard to your profession?" What would you do in a situation where.....". What is there difference in a manager and a leader?" Your best source of questions is the internet and of course you might try to find someone who does it for a living that is a trusted mentor. Good Luck!
  10. by   creativemom
    I'd like a copy please. Please send to ksunursing@windstream.net

  11. by   GoNightingale
    Thanks for all that wonderful info! I just went through an interview with the Floor Director last week. I thought it went great! Guess what? I just received a letter of rejection from HR.

    I'm at a point where I'm going to call the director and authentically ask her to critique my interview. At what point did she decide not to hire me? i think calling for constructive criticism is going to help tremendously. I'm also going to ask the same of the HR Nurse Recruiter.

    What say you?

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  13. by   karnavati
    Great post !!!
    Thanks a lot