What Do Hospitals Look At For New Grads? - page 3

Question: What do hospitals look at for New Grad RNs? I'm looking for/at Medical New Grad positions that don't want you to have any experience in order to get into their residency program. My... Read More

  1. Visit  NRSKarenRN profile page
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    What are you putting under " Affiliations" --that is not commonly seen on resumes.
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  3. Visit  Soliloquy profile page
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    Quote from NRSKarenRN
    What are you putting under " Affiliations" --that is not commonly seen on resumes.
    Student nurses association.
  4. Visit  hiddencatRN profile page
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    Quote from Soliloquy
    That's where I'm getting confused. If I leave out my clinicals and only put in the externship, relevant education, certifications (CPR BLS, PALS), Computer skills, and volunteering, all of that comes up to a page if I pack everything in with no spacing. If I space it out, it'll exceed a page. If I include clinicals, 2 full pages.
    You need to play around with your formatting more. That should all fit on 1 page, easily.
  5. Visit  hiddencatRN profile page
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    Cut out the objective, for one. That's a waste of space. Computer skills and skills and qualifications can also probably be condensed. Put student nurse association under education. Then make sure you're not taking up a ton of white space.
  6. Visit  Nursey86 profile page
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    Quote from SummitAP
    They interested in applicants who have cured a leper, restored sight to the blind, and walked on water. Otherwise, it can be hard to get a new grad job.
    Hahaha pretty much, that is what it feels like!
    I had my clinical experience and all the sites and hours on there, especially your preceptorship. I kept mine to one page. I also only had the 'relevant' work experience but listed every job I have ever had on the application for the job. I I just got into a new grad residency, I hope this helps a bit!
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  7. Visit  One1 profile page
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    Quote from Soliloquy
    You're kidding. I took out the breakdown of what I did IN each clinical rotation trying to condense it and that took it down to a page and a half. Here's my system so far:
    Name, Address, Contact Info
    Objective
    Education
    Affiliations
    Skills and Qualifications
    Computer Skills
    Clinical Experiences
    Work Experience
    Volunteer Experience

    It's not wordy. I tried to keep everything really brief.
    I agree with the others. List what clinical you did and where, but don't list what you did in each clinical. Employers know what the clinical objectives are. I think your clinical experience only becomes interesting for employers when they see that you were in their facility.
  8. Visit  Jammin' RN profile page
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    I have to agree with a previous poster that many employers are looking for a good fit. I had been out of school for almost two years before I finally got licensed (long story) and went on my job search. I knew my resume wasn't getting any bites because of this; so any opportunity I got to meet with people face to face I took (open house interviews!) This was the only reason I got a job! The interviewers liked my personality and answers. Your resume only goes so far. Employers want to know who you are! This is not to downplay a good resume. It's VERY important. But don't think everything is irrelevant! I put my 10 years of serving and bartending experience on my resume! Why? Because it gave me experience in customer service, taught me how to handle differing priorities, and most of all, taught me how to deal with all sorts of people! Think about how any past experience ties into your new profession!
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  9. Visit  NRSKarenRN profile page
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    Use Term: " ORGANIZATIONS" rather than affiliation for Student Nurse Association, include any officer status.
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  10. Visit  Soliloquy profile page
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    Quote from Jammin' RN
    I have to agree with a previous poster that many employers are looking for a good fit. I had been out of school for almost two years before I finally got licensed (long story) and went on my job search. I knew my resume wasn't getting any bites because of this; so any opportunity I got to meet with people face to face I took (open house interviews!) This was the only reason I got a job! The interviewers liked my personality and answers. Your resume only goes so far. Employers want to know who you are! This is not to downplay a good resume. It's VERY important. But don't think everything is irrelevant! I put my 10 years of serving and bartending experience on my resume! Why? Because it gave me experience in customer service, taught me how to handle differing priorities, and most of all, taught me how to deal with all sorts of people! Think about how any past experience ties into your new profession!
    I'll be going to a career fair this coming thursday. My hope is that the hospitals I'm looking at the field I'm interested in will be there to represent. I'm nervous. I'm not sure how I'll come across to them at this point, but I'll be going because I'm hoping something good will come of this fair.
  11. Visit  porkey2 profile page
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    LOL!!!

    Quote from SummitAP
    They interested in applicants who have cured a leper, restored sight to the blind, and walked on water. Otherwise, it can be hard to get a new grad job.


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