Improving your resume as a new grad

  1. I graduated over a year ago could not find a job anywhere in Southern California. I had posted more than 75 applications and resumes for a New Grad Program, or any other position available. Finnally a recruiter told me to "UP" my resume, to make it look like I was "above average, above the crowd". I went to a faciltiy in Corona and took ECG certification, ACLS, PALS, and NRP. The skills not only icreased my knowlege and skills, it helped improve my self-esteem and understanding of cardiac patients. I was shocked when the local hospital called and said they were impressed by my resume and offered me a job in Post-partum, my love! Yea, I have a job!
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Apr 5, '11 : Reason: TOS pm to member
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  3. by   tothepointeLVN
    Good job. How did you find taking ACLS without having a lot of hospital experience? I have been wanting to take it but it's not really applicable to the work environment I am in right now.
  4. by   ntaylor09
    I want to take ACLS too but am worried that I will be wasting my time and not pass since I don't have any experience. Feedback of your experience would be great!
  5. by   Aeterna
    I'd love to take the ACLS course but my friend took it upon being hired in ICU, but it still cost her somewhere around $200 to take it. I think she stomped her feet a little and got reimbursed eventually - after all, she was taking it as a requirement for her new job - but I have no real interest in critical care and so wouldn't apply for such a job. I'd be paying $200 just to have a certification I don't need for a job where I won't necessarily use it just so I can have it on my resume >_>
  6. by   mandihere