Wondering why you can't get hired or promoted: Resume + Interview hints! - page 17
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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
- 0May 19, '09 by dreavtThanks so much for the kind words and advice, both of you. I seriously never heard of putting a GPA on a resume until I looked at some of the samples linked to in the original thread. I've been doing some googling, and it does seem fairly common practice, at least in certain professions. I always thought my grades were just a point of personal pride -- cool that they *may* help me get a job!
- 0Jun 9, '09 by mochabeanHere is a helpful link I found:
- 0Aug 25, '09 by JStyles1Ok I'm beginning to think it is something with me. I have applied for probably 20-30 jobs here and have had 4 interviews. Nothing became of any of the interviews. All the response I'm getting on these applications is that I dont have the experience they are looking for, there are more qualified applicants, application gets forwarded to manager but never hear back, or I just don't get a response at all. The interviews went very well and they said they were impressed with me/my answers. I don't know where to go from here. There is a hospital that I am applying for that makes you agree not to call for "status checks".
I know there are the jobs out there that I have applied for that I am not considered for because I do not have a full year of experience, but it seems even a lot of the floor positions "require 1 year experience" now.
my resume and a general cover letter are in the link below. i tailor each cover letter to the position/hospital I am applying for.
- 0Nov 10, '09 by WildcatFanRNOk, here's my situation, in as short a form as possible. I graduated in May 2008, took boards and was licensed in October 2008. Lost what I was hoping to be a dream job in October 2008 after 4 weeks of orientation as an RNA. Gave up apply for job in my home state in Jan 2009. Applied for and was interviewed for several positions in NC in Feb 2009. Was actually offered a job and was excited and started said job in NC on a intermediate unit in June 2009. 9 weeks into orientation I wasn't progressing and after some soul searching on my own, I decided to talk to my nurse manager about it. We both decided that it would be to my best interest to transfer to a less acute floor as my transition from being an LPN to an RN was much harder than I expected. The nurse retention manager was contacted and I started working with her in August. By October 31st all options to find me a new position was exhausted as all the new grad RN positions were gone and there were no openings anywhere on the general medicine units. I am now officially unemployed...again. Hubby and I are moving back home at the end of this month since my job prospects where we are a slim and we have a baby on the way.
My resume is littered with short stay jobs, my RNA job and this one being the most recent. Also HUGE gaps between jobs. Should I even bother applying for jobs knowing my resume most likely won't make it past the recruiter? This last job has me only employed for 4 months, but it was actually less than that since the policy at this particular place states you can't work on the unit your trying to transfer from during the transfer process. How in the world do I make myself stand out to even get an interview? DO I put something in my cover letter? Also, should I even bothe applying for positions I've found back home since my baby is due at the end of January?
I've made many mistakes in my career, most of them while I was an LPN which I have to list on my resume. I am eligible for rehire at both this employer and the one previous to it. It's just my resume screams "don't bother".
- 0Nov 15, '09 by brightcomplexHi people am a foreign nurse and i just pass my nclex rn. Trying to look for a job and i have a question , i really don't have relevant work history and am a new grad and i don't know if am to write a resume and how should i write it? any advice will be appreciated. Thanks
- 0Jan 2, '10 by newtinmplsI'm not in the application stage currently - but I will be. My situation is that I'm in school for my BSN, and what I'd like, long term, is to find a small community (maybe rural) in a place where NP's have prescriptive privliedges and see if in order to get me as a "local provider" and have me settle down there, would they pay for my NP training. I've heard it's theoretically possible, but I'm not sure how to go about it.
- 0Jan 2, '10 by newtinmplsthe first thing I would do would be to check out some area where they are despearate for nurses, such as Long Term Care - take a job like that knowing it's only for short term, and to put a "longer chunk" on your resume. Make it clear that you want to work, and are looking for any good fit.