New grad-Looking for advise on recently made RESUME

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    This is it here. Let me know what you guys think, and any changes that I should make. Thanks y'all!


    Objective


    To obtain a position as a Registered Nurse at Albany Medical Center that will enable me to provide quality nursing care and utilize critical thinking skills to serve a wide variety of patient populations.
    Experience

    Anesthesia Technician II- Albany Medical Center 2009-present

    • Assist licensed anesthesia providers with the acquisition, preparation and application and supplies for the administration of anesthesia care to various patient populations.
    • Provide support for routine and complex surgical cases. Responsible for maintenance of commonly used pharmacy medications, preparation of laryngoscope and intubation equipment, IV solutions, patient monitoring devices, bronchoscopes and other types of equipment used to provide anesthesia care.

    Patient Care Technician- Albany Memorial Hospital 2009-2010

    • Worked collaboratively with nursing staff in providing care to post-operative patients on a Medical-Surgical unit.
    • Performed various clinical tasks including vital signs, EKG’s, documenting daily fluid I&O and collection of laboratory specimens.
    • Assisted patients with resumption of activities of daily living

    Professional Relations- MVP Health Care 2008

    • Process applications from physicians for health care plans in the credentialing department.
    • Input data from applications that will be approved or denied by a committee at a later date, using a computer program called Cactus.


    Education
    Maria College, Albany, NY May 2013

    A.A.S., Nursing, 3.84 GPA
    Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO. December 2007

    B.A., Anthropology
    Computer Skills
    BLS, CPR certification, American Heart Association
    Proficient in: Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint
    Awards and Recognition
    Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society
    Peer Tutoring, Maria College
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    Bump, anyone?
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    There are quite a few structural/grammatical errors. Most obvious is that you have used past tense, and then present tense, and also future tense in your prior positions (workED, procESS, 'will be'). And lots of stating the obvious- you're an RN, they know you are applying for a registered nurse job. And stating that the providers were licensed? And, just now crafting the first resume of my life, I'm perusing HR websites for clues. That all say do not mention basic computer functions (Word, how to access the Internet, etc.)- because they assume if you know how to turn on a computer, you know those other basic daily functions. "Medical-Surgical" is not a proper noun. EKG's, why the apostrophe? And isn't that more currently known as ECG? Just my thoughts- methinks that is that resume was sent electronically, it might be discarded if it is scanned first through a spell check program. Aside from this stuff, you've had an interesting past.
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    Come to think of it, that's my advice- run it through a spell check thingie, and go from there?
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    It can actually be tough to see the obvious in something you've written yourself- your mind plays tricks. For clear examples of errors that you will notice right 'off the bat', go the jobs section at top, then go to the resume bank, and scan a couple of the introductory statements the posters have made to draw attention to their resumes. There are a lot a glaring errors, that I'm sure preclude a reader from bothering to access the resume itself. I like the one (state of CA, type LVN in the search box), all in caps. "...I HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE SPECIALLY IN GERIATRICS..." Aside from the language, how about turn DOWN the volume!???
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    I think it looks good but change process to processed. I think medical-surgical is used as a proper noun bc it is the name of a unit..i don't see too many grammatical errors.. Even though here is America it is technically ECG, the hospital I have my clinical rotation at uses EKG. They can be used interchangebly. You objective statement might be a tab bit too long... I would come up with a good cover letter and detailed reference page also...
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    The thing I noticed was for the anesthesia tech positon. You should seperate the last bullet point into more bullet points. ex.

    Provide support for routine and complex surgical cases.

    Responsible for maintenance of commonly used pharmacy medications.

    Preparation of laryngoscope and intubation equipment, IV solutions, patient monitoring devices, bronchoscopes and other types of equipment used to provide anesthesia care.
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    I would chime in and add be sure to quantify your accomplishments in each of your previous positions to show the value you brought (e.g. Processed <number> <frenquency> applications on average for physicians' health care plans in credentialing department). emphasis mine.

    Also, move your credentials up above your work history so it'll stand out clearer. Add your RN license number there. Below it add a Skills Summary to list the buzzwords of what you know that's relevent and transferable to the job you want.

    Replace the Objective Statement, as the employer already knows you're looking for a job, with a Profile Statement that can be in paragraph-style or bullets. Don’t restate anything that can be found somewhere else in your resume or cover letter. Instead, use this space as an opportunity to tell the organization the value you’ll bring if hired. The Profile Statement clearly and concisely conveys your qualifications, experience and education in terms of the company’s needs and values. It’s a great way to tell a hiring manager why you’re perfect for the position in 100-200 words or less.. And you can tailor it as an answer to the position's job description.

    If you have a lot of value to give, have a one-sentence Profile Statement followed by a Professional Profile that expands the sentence into three or four bullet points of your value offer to the company.

    You want to make the employer's job as easy as possible in the few seconds he/she got scaning your resume and decide if you're in the short list. So make it count.
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    I think you should 'beef' up your resume some to gain more attention. How about stating more about your education? Such as, where your clinical experiences were and possibly any rotations you did within them, that's something I was told to include in my resume .
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    This is it here. Let me know what you guys think, and any changes that I should make. Thanks y'all!


    Objective


    To obtain a position as a Registered Nurse at Albany Medical Center that will enable me to provide quality nursing care and utilize critical thinking skills to serve a wide variety of patient populations.
    Experience

    Anesthesia Technician II- Albany Medical Center 2009-present


    • Assist licensed anesthesia providers with the acquisition, preparation and application and supplies for the administration of anesthesia care to various patient populations.
    • Provide support for routine and complex surgical cases. Responsible for maintenance of commonly used pharmacy medications, preparation of laryngoscope and intubation equipment, IV solutions, patient monitoring devices, bronchoscopes and other types of equipment used to provide anesthesia care.

    Patient Care Technician- Albany Memorial Hospital 2009-2010


    • Worked collaboratively with nursing staff in providing care to post-operative patients on a Medical-Surgical unit.
    • Performed various clinical tasks including vital signs, EKG’s, documenting daily fluid I&O and collection of laboratory specimens.
    • Assisted patients with resumption of activities of daily living

    Professional Relations- MVP Health Care 2008


    • Process applications from physicians for health care plans in the credentialing department.
    • Input data from applications that will be approved or denied by a committee at a later date, using a computer program called Cactus.


    Education
    Maria College, Albany, NY May 2013

    A.A.S., Nursing, 3.84 GPA
    Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO. December 2007

    B.A., Anthropology
    Computer Skills
    BLS, CPR certification, American Heart Association
    Proficient in: Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint
    Awards and Recognition
    Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society
    Peer Tutoring, Maria College
    I would change the wording on a few things. "Pharmacy medications" and "Fluid I&O" are the things that jump out at me. Also I would say "monitoring I&O" not "documenting".

    The first bullet under the Anesthesia technician job also needs to be reworded.

    Regarding your PCT job, did you only work with surgical patients? If not, take out the "post-operative" description of the patients. You've told us it was a Med-Surg floor, we know what kind of patients you care for in Med-Surg.

    Under Education, change the formatting. There shouldn't be a blank line between your school and your degree but there should be a blank line between your Nursing Degree and the college you attended for your BA.

    Computer skills- I dare say that "BLS and CPR" do not belong under that heading. Also, I think including basic computer skills on a resume is outdated. Every nurse applying for the same job as you knows how to use all of those programs, it doesn't add anything to your resume.

    I'd also take away the objective. You're applying for a job, they know your objective is to get a job.


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