Any New Grads Want to Post their Résumé?

  1. 4 I've seen a lot of new grads on here asking for help on their resumes because they are having a tough time finding a job(myself included). Are there some recent grads on here that found jobs right after graduation that want to post a copy of their resume, identifying info removed of course, so that we can see what a good resume that landed an interview looks like instead of sifting through search results looking at rough drafts and then skimming threads to see the advice they were given?

    I searched for this thread too, but couldn't find one. Maybe this can help people bust through the brick wall that is recruiting software.
  2. Visit  ChicagoRN1 profile page

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    From 'Chicago, IL'; Joined Apr '13; Posts: 1; Likes: 4.

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  3. Visit  PatMac10,RN profile page
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    I googled for resume and cover letter templates specifically for NEW GRAD nurses like "new graduate nurses sample resume" and got some great examples! Specifically the ones posted from college/university websites!

    Here are a few links:

    http://www.udel.edu/CSC/pdfs/NurseResumes.pdf

    http://nursing.jhu.edu/life-at-hopki...er-sample.html

    I used them for my template and to make my portfolio, I've gotten 2 offers already! One in CVICU, where I did my preceptorship, and another in AN ED!

    Hope these help!
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  4. Visit  rumwynnieRN profile page
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    I hope you have a sense of humor. I changed everything on here so there's nothing too terribly identifying about myself...except that I still play Pokemon and watch anime at 20+ years I have a much better looking PDF. Oh, and the resume with the real information got me 5 interviews and one job offer. I suck at interviews -_-;

    Rum Wynnie, B. S. N., R. N.
    5757 South Winrock Dr. Ÿ Unit 67
    Somewhere, MO 63115
    Phone: 555.555.1004 Ÿ Email: rum.wynnie@professional.com


    OBJECTIVE To obtain a registered nurse position on a Medical Surgical floor.
    LICENSE State: Missouri
    Number: 0000000000

    State: California
    Number: 000000
    EDUCATION Some California University
    June 2010 to December 2012
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    HESI Score: 1100 GPA: 3.09
    CERTIFICATIONS Basic Life Support
    March 2013 to March 2015
    CLINICAL ROTATIONS Pallet Regional Medical Center
    Fall 2010

    Viridian Specialty Care
    Spring 2011

    Pewter Children’s and Women’s Hospital
    Fall 2011

    Cerulean General Hospital
    Spring 2012

    Lavender Psychiatric Hospital
    Summer 2012

    Cinnabar Heart Hospital
    Fall 2012
    WORK EXPERIENCE Some Awesome Position
    Ash Corp.
    Somewhere, CA
    April 2008 to June 2010


    Cashier
    Wacdonald’s
    Somewhere, CA
    January 2006 to February 2008
    AFFILIATIONS Treasurer
    Student Nurse Association, SCU SON
    Responsible for funds obtained and spent during association-related events and disbursement of payments to venues.

    Vice President
    Pre-Health Society, SCU
    Assisted President with organization’s day-to-day activities. Responsibilities included follow-ups for event venues, coordinating meetings with group sponsors, and recruiting new members interested in health-care related fields.
    VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES Volunteer at Kanto Cancer Center
    January 2011 to August 2012

    Volunteer in Outpatient Clinic, Pewter Children’s Hospital
    June 2007 to December 2008
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  5. Visit  CT Pixie profile page
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    rumwynnieRNCan I ask why you put your HESI score? I have seen where they say to put your GPA (as long as its a decent one but I have never seen anyone put a HESI score. Just curious.
  6. Visit  rumwynnieRN profile page
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    Quote from CT Pixie
    rumwynnieRNCan I ask why you put your HESI score? I have seen where they say to put your GPA (as long as its a decent one but I have never seen anyone put a HESI score. Just curious.
    Where I went to school, and where I moved, the hospitals looked at HESI scores. If your school didn't use HESI, they would look at ATI. I'm assuming that once I no longer have "new grad" stamped across my forehead, I can take it off My teachers also told me to put it if you did really well (i.e. you met graduation requirements and way above the national average). Otherwise, instead of a number, putting "passed" or "will take soon" was appropriate.
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  7. Visit  tyvin profile page
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    It's not the resume form that catches the potential eye because there are countless examples of good resume forms everywhere. It's the cover letter that tells the tale. If it's long and drawn out more likely then not it will not get read. But a succinct to the point very short cover letter that says it all in as few sentences as possible is the winner with new grads that don't have that much to say.

    rumwynnie; your email should go under the phone number to be less confusing IMO. Did you not do a special capstone in your senior year? Absolutely put it down. I would only put my grad date and not the time spent at the school. How did you get a BSN in only 2 years is what comes to mind first or is that just an expample. And again your putting multiple data on one line...I wouldn't put my GPA and HESI on the same line (that's just me). Under license you don't say it's an RN and you should put the dates on that (when it will expire and license number is what they want to know). License and certs should go together or be under one another. You have your school experience between them. I would put my school grad date first and then the license/certs. It needs to read smoothly. But what do I know, you already had 5 interviews with the way it is.

    Also; if you had a good Hesi, why not! Her resume tempplate is standard like many others. There really isn't too much more you can do to improve the resume side. It should show exactly what is shows in as less a confusing manner as possible.

    I really don't mean to pick on your resume. May I mention that I would add a line or two about what you did volunteering like you did with your affiliations. Your template isn't exactly like everyone's; mine is a different form, but it all works.

    Syntax and spelling...shouldn't even have to say this.

    Pat; good links to info on resumes!

    Good job
    Last edit by tyvin on Apr 5, '13
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  8. Visit  rumwynnieRN profile page
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    Quote from tyvin
    It's not the resume form that catches the potential eye because there are countless examples of good resume forms everywhere. It's the cover letter that tells the tale. If it's long and drawn out more likely then not it will not get read. But a succinct to the point very short cover letter that says it all in as few sentences as possible is the winner with new grads that don't have that much to say.

    rumwynnie; your email should go under the phone number to be less confusing IMO. Did you not do a special capstone in your senior year? Absolutely put it down. I would only put my grad date and not the time spent at the school. How did you get a BSN in only 2 years is what comes to mind first or is that just an expample. And again your putting multiple data on one line...I wouldn't put my GPA and HESI on the same line (that's just me). Under license you don't say it's an RN and you should put the dates on that (when it will expire and license number is what they want to know). License and certs should go together or be under one another. You have your school experience between them. I would put my school grad date first and then the license/certs. It needs to read smoothly. But what do I know, you already had 5 interviews with the way it is.

    Also; if you had a good Hesi, why not! Her resume tempplate is standard like many others. There really isn't too much more you can do to improve the resume side. It should show exactly what is shows in as less a confusing manner as possible.

    I really don't mean to pick on your resume. May I mention that I would add a line or two about what you did volunteering like you did with your affiliations. Your template isn't exactly like everyone's; mine is a different form, but it all works.

    Syntax and spelling...shouldn't even have to say this.

    Pat; good links to info on resumes!

    Good job
    I was told to put what will make me more marketable first, and since I only made changes to my GN resume (I have no hospital experience other than clinical), I left it the way it was. No, I didn't have what others would call a capstone -- that was rolled into my management clinical without the name.

    As for my BSN, I only went to my school for 2 1/2 years for nursing. I thought it was pointless to put where I did my pre-reqs which was at another university when I didn't get a degree there. Along with everything else, it didn't really fit. The license, I thought, was redundant for me to put RN -- it would be illegal for me to put "RN" after my name if I didn't have the license, and if they wanted, they could verify it themselves (which a lot of hospitals do anyway, or should be doing).

    These are all just my personal quirks. I don't like having data on one line when it's small like my HESI score and GPA. As I filled out applications, I've found some of the information you supply in addition to the resume answer a lot of things.

    I'll use some of your suggestions when I'm looking for another job after the new grad period is over. I appreciate the criticism. Not having relevant hospital or work experience can be a bummer after nursing school.
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  9. Visit  rumwynnieRN profile page
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    Oh, and I completely agree about cover letters -- it's your opportunity to show you did your research on the organization and get to why they should give you an interview.
  10. Visit  tippytootagon profile page
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    I will post my résumé. I will graduate in may and I've already been hired to a new graduate residency at a university affiliated magnet teaching hospital. Also, I didn't need to hand deliver my résumé to a manager or anything, just applied online.

    Identifying information has been changed.

    Maggie Greene
    308 E. Prison St. Apt. 2
    Woodbury, Georgia, 54321
    (123)-456-7890
    mgreene@university.edu

    Profile
    Professional caregiver, patient advocate, and soon-to-be Registered Nurse skilled in critical thinking, customer service, collaboration, communication, and culturally competent evidence-based care.

    Work Experience
    Healthcare Technician, Woodbury Hospital, Atlanta Georgia
    October 2012 - present
    -Collaborated with nursing staff in providing direct patient care on an acute neuro/med/surg unit
    -Utilized critical thinking skills to prioritize taking vital signs, skin and hygiene care, toileting, checking blood sugars, assisting with feeding, IV removal, Foley catheter removal, and attending to other patient needs to create a comfortable healing environment for patients.
    -Recognized via Woodbury Kudos by coworkers for excellent teamwork and work ethic

    Server, Delicious Brains, Atlanta, Georgia
    December 2010 - November 2011
    -Recognized for excellent customer service by being selected to represent Delicious Brains at industry wine events and tastings.

    Lead Server and Trainer, We Eat Things Raw, Atlanta, Georgia
    May 2008 - December 2010
    -Selected to be a trainer in recognition of excellent customer service, teamwork, and work ethic
    -Developed and implemented a standardized training program for new waitstaff.
    -Utilized critical thinking and communication skills in supervising waitstaff in daily duties.
    -Coordinated needs of front-of-house staff in developing a weekly schedule for all waitstaff, bussers, and hosts.

    Education
    Prison College, Woodbury, Georgia
    Associates Degree in Nursing, May 2013 (expected)
    GPA 3.83/4.0
    Dean's List Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012

    SKILLS
    Fluent in Mandarin Chinese
    Experienced and familiar with Epic electronic medical records
    Certified in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
    Last edit by tippytootagon on Apr 7, '13 : Reason: Remove identifying info
  11. Visit  Bayat profile page
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    See if this gets you thinking. Go over the skills summary to adjust what skills you offer for the position. Use the Profile statement (the sentence above the "Professional Profile" section) to make a one-sentence answer to the job description. Same for the "Professional Profile" section - tailor it to show what you're offering if hired. Go through your work experience and quantify your achievements. Since server and trainer are not relevent, it in a section called "Additional Work Experience" with a one-bullet point noting the main achievement there.

    I'm assuming your Associates' is in Applied Science, check your sheepskin.

    Good luck.
    Maggie Greene, RN
    308 E. Prison St. Apt. 2 Woodbury, Georgia, 54321 (123) 456-7890 mgreene@university.edu

    Knowledgeable Service-Oriented Registered Nurse

    Professional caregiver and patient advocate skilled in critical thinking, customer service, collaboration, communication, and culturally competent evidence-based care.

    PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
    ● Currently completing Registered Nurse program; knowledgeable in current care methods and techniques.
    ● Adaptable; transition easily between small and large tasks, working individually and in a team.
    ● Personable with a positive attitude; gained experience in collaborating with nurses, doctors, specialists, and staff members to achieve shared patient goals.
    ● Earned reputation for excellence in service with various endeavors.

    LIECENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
    Registered Nurse in state of Georgia, license number pending
    Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, certified by <Organization>, <Date of issue>
    <CPR certification?>

    SKILLS SUMMARY
    ● Neuro/Med/Surg ● IV removal ● Foley catheter removal
    ● Epic electronic medical records ● Direct patient care ● Skin and hygiene care
    ● Mandarin Chinese Fluency ● Strong work ethic ● Critical thinking skills
    ● Written and oral communications ● Prioritization skills

    EDUCATION
    Prison College, Woodbury GA
    Associates of Applied Science in Nursing, May 2013
    GPA 3.83/4.0, ● Dean's List Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012

    WORK EXPERIENCE
    WOODBURY HOSPITAL, Atlanta, GA, October 2012 - present
    Healthcare Technician
    Hired to assist doctors and nurses by running tests and analyzing samples of patients' blood, tissue and fluids in acute Neuro/Med/surg unit.
    Collaborated with nursing staff in providing direct patient care by taking vital signs, skin and hygiene care, toileting, checking blood sugars, assisting with feeding, IV removal, Foley catheter removal.
    Recognized via Woodbury Kudos by coworkers for excellent teamwork and work ethic.

    ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
    Server, DELICIOUS BRAINS, Atlanta, GA, December 2010 - November 2011
    Recognized for excellent customer service by being selected to represent Delicious Brains at industry wine events and tastings.

    Lead Server and Trainer, WE EAT THINGS RAW, Atlanta, GA, May 2008 - December 2010
    Selected as trainer in recognition of excellent customer service, team development, teamwork, and work ethic.
    Last edit by Bayat on Apr 8, '13
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  12. Visit  tippytootagon profile page
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    Hey Bayat,
    I appreciate the advice, but I'll probably not be using a resume for a while, as the one I posted has already landed me a residency at the first hospital I applied to before I've even graduated.

    I disagree with some of the extra stuff you put in there simply because it's, well extraneous. I used to do hiring at one of the restaurants I worked for, and I hated stuff like "works well independently and in a team". When I see that I automatically think "what a load of BS". While we do have to get through the automatic resume scanners, ultimately hiring managers *are* people, and people generally are pretty good at sensing BS when they see it.

    Further, since I've only worked as a tech on a neuro floor, it wouldn't be appropriate to put that under my "skills." I did want to put further emphasis on my restaurant experience, especially since at one restaurant it involved leadership such as delegating and supervising other servers, etc... In fact, when I went for my second interview with the hiring manager and director of the residency, she said that I had her two favourite things to see on a new grad resume - tech experience in a hospital, and restaurant experience.

    Generally, for jobs like "server" or "healthcare tech" you don't really want to put a job description under it - it's just unnecessary and taking up space. Hiring managers are people, and generally know what you did in those jobs. Instead, you want to focus on skills used, and ways you were good at your job and prove it.

    Otherwise, I like your suggestions, and the next time I find myself searching for a job, I'll be sure to take those into account.
  13. Visit  Bayat profile page
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    Tippytootagon, thank you for your reply and congrats landing the job. In defense, the part I added on the healthcare tech was supposed to reflect why you were hired or recuited for the position and it may not necessary be the job description (you can leave it off if you're cramped for space). Then you use the bullet points below it to show how you exceeded expectations with the value you provided there. I tried to reflect in a one-sentence bullet point your main accomplishment at the server positions, hence the bold on the verb and the tie-in to your profile and skills.

    The skillset section is more designed to highlight your top 4-8 skills so it'll be easy for employers to find. You can reword your skills to reflect your true knowledge, like adding "familiarity" if you were exposed to the skill but not comfortable enough to make it an "expertise." I goofed in making the unit you were at into a skill.

    Yes, "works well independently and in a team" is a bit of fluff and I assumed you used independent judgement in accomplishing your duties, based on my reading of your previous positions; I'm learning too. My nurse friend had to work alone in the correctional institutions she worked at, caring for some really dangerous people (some profiled on TV but she won't name who) so she always insisted that I put in her ability at not needing to be constantly supervised.

    Otherwise, glad you liked my rework. I had some spare time at work and thought it was good challange. Your critique is appreached and all of us can learn from each other. The best way to succeed is to learn from those who became succesful.
    Last edit by Bayat on Apr 9, '13
  14. Visit  Kisabelle profile page
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    I saw a post in pinterest that if all else fails and you sent a massive amount of application with no reply. You should put "I is kind, I is smart, and I is important"...lol! I'm in the same boat as all of you and I am so tempted to type this quote.
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