Barista/Server experience on nursing resume

  1. Hi!

    I recently graduated with my BSN and got licensed.. now it's time to update my resume and start applying for jobs! I don't have any nursing related work experience; my previous jobs include barista, server/waitress, and host. I'm trying to find the right wording to explain those experiences in a way that looks good to potential employers in the nursing field. So far I have...

    For barista:
    · Barista of the Quarter (Fall 2015)
    · Developed strong multi-tasking, teamwork, and interpersonal skills in a fast-paced, customer-focused environment.

    For host:
    · Managed restaurant flow, resolved customer concerns, facilitated communication between customers and staff.

    ....but these seem a little vague and buzzword-y. Any suggestions?
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  3. by   Nurse Beth
    Quote from emmajune
    Hi!

    I recently graduated with my BSN and got licensed.. now it's time to update my resume and start applying for jobs! I don't have any nursing related work experience; my previous jobs include barista, server/waitress, and host. I'm trying to find the right wording to explain those experiences in a way that looks good to potential employers in the nursing field. So far I have...

    For barista:
    · Barista of the Quarter (Fall 2015)
    · Developed strong multi-tasking, teamwork, and interpersonal skills in a fast-paced, customer-focused environment.

    For host:
    · Managed restaurant flow, resolved customer concerns, facilitated communication between customers and staff.

    ....but these seem a little vague and buzzword-y. Any suggestions?
    Wow, this would make me want to pick up the phone for an interview. I love how you highlighted transferable skills.

    Your verbs "managed, resolved, facilitated" are strong. "Responsible for" is another good one if it fits in as well. Maybe expand the "Barista of the Quarter" a bit to make it stand out- it's a noteworthy accomplishment but it took my eye a minute to catch it. ex., "Nominated or voted"

    If you have any short examples to illustrate your skills, it adds even more interest. ex., "Perfect attendance", "Successfully seated 2 large parties that were double-booked", "Consistently earned highest tips"

    Congrats, you are going to go far! Best wishes
  4. by   emmajune
    Thanks so much, I really appreciate you taking the time to respond!

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