Resume Critique please

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    I have been applying to jobs for the last 4 months and I have yet to receive a call back. Can someone please look at my resume? Forgive the formatting, it looks better in Word.

    Charlotte

    Professional Summary
    Seeking a position in nursing that best utilizes skills obtained from clinical experience and academic study. Strong work ethic and professional attitude emphasizing reliability, integrity, teamwork and the willingness to work as necessary to get the job done. Courteous, dependable and a proven trustworthy employee.

    Certifications

    RN – Authorization to Practice Virginia Board of Nursing January 2014 (Taking NCLEX 2/20/14)
    BLS for Healthcare Providers American Heart Association Current – May 2015

    Education

    Associate of Science, Nursing John Tyler Community College December 2013

    Clinical Experience
    Medical Surgical Nursing II 08/2013 – 12/2013
    Chippenham Hospital, 4 Front
    Pediatric Nursing 03/2013 – 05/2013
    Chippenham Hospital, 7th Floor
    Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 02/2013 – 03/2013
    Chippenham Hospital, Tuckers Pavilion
    Maternal Newborn Nursing 01/2013 – 02/2013
    Johnston-Willis Hospital, 3rd Floor
    Medical Surgical Nursing I 08/2012 – 12/2012
    Chippenham Hospital, 3 Front
    Medical Surgical Nursing I 01/2012 – 04/2012
    Chippenham Hospital, 6 Front
    Fundamentals of Nursing 08/2011 – 12/2011
    Chippenham Hospital, 6 Front

    Professional Experience

    Operating Room Care Partner 06/2013 – Current
    VCU Health System
    · Participate in all mandatory continuing education activities.
    · Maintain supplies, equipment, instruments and the environment to promote quality and safe patient care outcomes.
    · Incorporate the customer service standards and values statements in all interactions.
    · Appropriately and efficiently, provide all services requested with the goal of exceeding the customer’s expectations.
    · Utilize appropriate measures to provide for privacy during provision of services and confidentiality of information known or obtained.
    · Respond promptly to customer requests for assistance.
    · Clean and sterilize instruments and dispose of contaminated supplies appropriately.


    Branch Administrator May 2009 – January 2014
    Randstad Technologies (formerly Technisource)
    Human Resources Assistant April 2008 – October 2008
    Alloy Polymers, Inc.
    Benefits Specialist April 2006 – March 2008
    C&A Industries
    Human Resource Assistant February 2004 – April 2006
    Swanson Corporation
    Assistant Manager November 2001 – March 2004
    Motherhood Maternity
    Human Resource Assistant June 2002 – August 2003
    Omaha Print

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    Quote from cfleharty
    I have been applying to jobs for the last 4 months and I have yet to receive a call back. Can someone please look at my resume? Forgive the formatting, it looks better in Word. Charlotte Professional Summary Seeking a position in nursing that best utilizes skills obtained from clinical experience and academic study. Strong work ethic and professional attitude emphasizing reliability, integrity, teamwork and the willingness to work as necessary to get the job done. Courteous, dependable and a proven trustworthy employee. Certifications RN – Authorization to Practice Virginia Board of Nursing January 2014 (Taking NCLEX 2/20/14) BLS for Healthcare Providers American Heart Association Current – May 2015 Education Associate of Science, Nursing John Tyler Community College December 2013 Clinical Experience Medical Surgical Nursing II 08/2013 – 12/2013 Chippenham Hospital, 4 Front Pediatric Nursing 03/2013 – 05/2013 Chippenham Hospital, 7th Floor Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 02/2013 – 03/2013 Chippenham Hospital, Tuckers Pavilion Maternal Newborn Nursing 01/2013 – 02/2013 Johnston-Willis Hospital, 3rd Floor Medical Surgical Nursing I 08/2012 – 12/2012 Chippenham Hospital, 3 Front Medical Surgical Nursing I 01/2012 – 04/2012 Chippenham Hospital, 6 Front Fundamentals of Nursing 08/2011 – 12/2011 Chippenham Hospital, 6 Front Professional Experience Operating Room Care Partner 06/2013 – Current VCU Health System · Participate in all mandatory continuing education activities. · Maintain supplies, equipment, instruments and the environment to promote quality and safe patient care outcomes. · Incorporate the customer service standards and values statements in all interactions. · Appropriately and efficiently, provide all services requested with the goal of exceeding the customer’s expectations. · Utilize appropriate measures to provide for privacy during provision of services and confidentiality of information known or obtained. · Respond promptly to customer requests for assistance. · Clean and sterilize instruments and dispose of contaminated supplies appropriately. Branch Administrator May 2009 – January 2014 Randstad Technologies (formerly Technisource) Human Resources Assistant April 2008 – October 2008 Alloy Polymers, Inc. Benefits Specialist April 2006 – March 2008 C&A Industries Human Resource Assistant February 2004 – April 2006 Swanson Corporation Assistant Manager November 2001 – March 2004 Motherhood Maternity Human Resource Assistant June 2002 – August 2003 Omaha Print
    I would cut down the info on classes.

    Medical surgical, pediatrics, OB/GYN, psych and so on. Just summarizing what you had in school and not listing out the semesters individually. Just how I did it and I think it looks less clustered with unneeded info.
    alexis_xoxo likes this.
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    My first impression is that it's a little too generic. I'd like to see something that sets you apart somehow in the Professional Summary section. Something to grab attention right away. Even thought the summary is nicely worded, I think it sounds like probably a variation on what they've read a thousand times. Maybe emphasize the added value of your background in business, management, and administration demonstrating leadership and organizational skills. Following that theme, try to show unique qualities in your academic and clinical experience that match qualities included in the prospective employer's job announcement. Your background implies you have 'em, but your resume needs to make that clear in the first "six seconds," since that might be all your resume scanner will have!

    It looks nice, but just lacks "punch," I think.


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