resume and cover letter review

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    can someone please tell me the good and the bad about my resume and cover letter\

    thank you..

    The format is a lot better on ms word



    xxxxxx, AS,LPN
    anywere
    777 9311
    @gmail.com


    To whom it may concern,
    My name is and I am a Licensed Practical Nurse. I am writing in response to your ad published on/at for a full-time Licensed Practical Nurse. I confident that I can fill this position due to my education, work experience, and professional sincerity. I display a positive attitude about myself and possess great communication skills as well as great organizational skills.
    My attached resume shows my work history and schooling, but what it does not show is my compassion and commitment to the nursing field. I have been a Certified Nursing Assistant/ Direct Care Worker for the past five years, and in that time, I have worked with various patient populations. As a Certified Nursing Assistant, I saw a need to obtain a higher education and training to provide patients with the best level of quality care possible. As a Certified Nursing Assistant/ Direct Care Worker, I specialized in caring for patients suffering from traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, Alzheimer's disease, as well as caring for various other health related illness. As a direct care worker, my responsibilities included, but were not limited to medication administration, tracheotomy care and suctioning, peg tube care, colostomy care, catheterization and foley care, diabetes management and behavioral management.
    I would like to thank you in advance for your time and consideration. I look forward to meeting with you soon to discuss possible employment opportunities. As requested, I have attached a copy of my resume with this letter. If any further information is needed, I can be reached at xxx-777-9311 as well as @gmail.
    Thank You,
    xxxxx, AS, LPN




    xxxxxxxxx xxx, A.S, L.P.N
    any place
    777-9311
    @gmail.com

    Work experience
    Xxxxxx Rehabilitation Centers 2007- current Team Leader/ Rehabilitation Assistant: Supervisor of a group home, supervising/ monitoring clients suffering from traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.
    Responsibilities

    • Mediation administration
    • Tracheostomy care, peg tube care, catheter care
    • Administration of enteral feedings via G-tube
    • Assistance with activities of daily living
    • Supervising a staff of six rehabilitation assistants
    • Provide staff training as needed
    • Assist with budget management

    Xxxxxx& Asxxxxxte** 2008-2012 Vocational Specialist: supervised brain and spinal cord injured clients in a sheltered work shop
    Responsibilities

    • Providing and quality controlling work for clients
    • Implementing behavioral therapy programs
    • Implement seizure precautions and management
    • Assist various clients with diabetes management



    Education
    xxxxxxxxxxxx Care Training Institute 2013 Licensed Practical Nurse G.P.A: 3.6
    xxxxxxxxx Community College 2013 Associate of Science G.P.A: 3.2



    Licences and certifications
    Licensed Practical Nurse “MI” xxxxxxxxxx Expiration 03/14
    Certified Nursing Assistant “MI” xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Expiration 11/13
    C.P.R and First Aid Expiration 01/15
    Tuberculosis Skin Testing Expiration 07/15
    Crises Prevention Intervention Expiration 03/14


    Clinical rotations
    Xxx Senior Care & Rehab Center 2012-2013

    • Fundamentals of nursing rotation 72 Hours
    • Med surge rotation 184 Hours
    • Geriatric rotation 42 Hours
    • Leadership rotation 40 Hours
    Last edit by rvd4now on Oct 2, '13 : Reason: format
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    could some one please respond ... thank you
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    Your cover letter sounds like "me me me" when really it should be "Look at what I bring to you".

    For example, working at 'x' I would be able to bring my skills of a, b, c. I have honed my abilities as a direct care worker and have learned d, e, f which would be an asset to 'unit'.

    Make it show that you will benefit them. Not that you think you are the greatest thing since sliced bread.

    Also, I tailor each cover letter with information about why I'm interested in THEIR facility. Is community and public health outreach their mission? Is there something about latest evidence based research? How are their scores for core measures - SCIP, AMI, etc? Use those in your cover letter to show you know about them.

    I usually put it first since they may never read more than the first sentences of a cover letter. I say something like "X has been designated a magnet hospital and as a BSN I can appreciate the commitment to professionalism. I look forward to professional role development within x on "unit" and assisting with community outreach, as I know it is a core value of the facility'

    Basically you're looking to kiss up to them. Don't make it sound like you're so awesome you don't need them.

    It's like the old wives tale about when a wife fixes her car, mows the lawn, cooks, cleans, shops, takes car of the kids and then complains her husband sits on the couch. He always replies "You do it all for yourself, you don't need me!"
    Moral of the story, things have to be done, but along the way if you want the help of others you have to make them feel needed.

    Same with facilities, make them feel needed and make them feel like its a good place and then say how you contribute to their mission and standards.

    Hope this helps.
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    Also....

    I believe TB skin tests are only good for 1 year. (Someone correct me if I am wrong)

    This is a part of your medical record and has no place on a résumé. You could have a TB test today and their policy may require you to do another one to confirm it today.

    Each facility will have an occupational health appointment to ensure you can meet the standards of the job and to check your vaccination records including TB skin tests.
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    thank you so much for your help on the cover letter...

    the tb cet I have is to give and read them I went to an out side class giving by our heath department.


    Quote from CP2013
    Also....

    I believe TB skin tests are only good for 1 year. (Someone correct me if I am wrong)

    This is a part of your medical record and has no place on a résumé. You could have a TB test today and their policy may require you to do another one to confirm it today.

    Each facility will have an occupational health appointment to ensure you can meet the standards of the job and to check your vaccination records including TB skin tests.
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    Quote from rvd4now
    thank you so much for your help on the cover letter...

    the tb cet I have is to give and read them I went to an out side class giving by our heath department.
    It doesn't read that way....may need to reword that then???
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    Always put the verb first -

    • Administer Mediation (is this supposed to be medication?)
    • Care of Tracheostomy, peg tubes & catheters
    • Administer enteral feedings via G-tube
    • Assist residents with all activities of daily living
    • Supervise staff of six rehabilitation assistants, including training, performance reviews, etc. (don't leave etc. in!)
    • Contribute to yearly budget management

    On your previous job, change the verb tense to past tense - provided, implemented,etc. It makes it clearer for the reader this was a former job.

    Good luck!
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    wow thank you so much truly

    Quote from adjappleton
    Always put the verb first -

    • Administer Mediation (is this supposed to be medication?)
    • Care of Tracheostomy, peg tubes & catheters
    • Administer enteral feedings via G-tube
    • Assist residents with all activities of daily living
    • Supervise staff of six rehabilitation assistants, including training, performance reviews, etc. (don't leave etc. in!)
    • Contribute to yearly budget management

    On your previous job, change the verb tense to past tense - provided, implemented,etc. It makes it clearer for the reader this was a former job.

    Good luck!
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    any one else
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    rvd4now,

    In addition to CP2013's advice, I recommend rewriting your work history into complete sentences rather than sentence fragments. It will read more professionally, "flow" better, and potentially use less space vertically which will allow you to fit more information on the page.

    For instance..."Oversaw a staff of six rehabilitation assistants and provided exemplary care to patients by administering medications, assisting with daily living activities, etc."

    That's just a quick example but it sounds more professional than fragments.


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