Wondering why you can't get hired or promoted: Resume + Interview hints! - page 15

by NRSKarenRN Admin | 242,592 Views | 194 Comments

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 personal information about family... Read More


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    I graduated in May and still can't find a job. I've revamped my resume at least 6 times and managed to get it down to one page from three. I had people say to list every job I've had as an LPN or list only the last five years. Still others say that your resume should only be a page or so. Well, I made mine into one page by summarizing thirteen years of LPN experience. This way it downplays the sheer numer of jobs I've had over those thirteen years. Especially as I have to fill out an electroinic application as well and list ALL my jobs there. I'm beginning to think the HR people aren't even looking at my resume/cover letter since my previous job history is being used against me as I look for that first RN job.

    I call to follow up. I wish I could send my resume directly to the hiring managers. I've even called a few and was told to contact nurse recruitment. I've exhausted all my ideas. I think my resume looks fine and everything is the truth, gives one the basic information without highlighting my flawed job history.
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    My nurse friends told me that I should just pay someone to make me a great resume since I'm a professional nurse and not a professional resume writer... hahaha.

    My resume looks empty because I just took my nursing course seriously...i had no time to work as cna or lvn or even do volunteerwork because nursing school was monday-sunday. What the heck do I put in there if I have nothing but a diploma?
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    can any one please send me a resume for psych nursing that includes psych nurse experience in different units such as child & adolescence, adult, HDU etc on pinkesh249@hotmail.com

    your help will be appreciated,
    thanks
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    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?
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    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.
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    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!
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    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
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    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!
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    thank you santababy52, I appreciate your response.
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    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!




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