Would love some feedback on my resume'!
- 0Jan 3, '13 by carolinasweetheart88Hello! I am a new LPN grad and I am looking to get to work ASAP! I would appreciate any feedback from veteran nurses/supervisors in regards to my resume'. I have the very basic info as you will see. Thanks!!
Name and Info
Objective: Seeking a position where I can use my expertise, exceptional communication skills, and knowledge of new nursing methodologies in handling patients, developing easy rapport with them and providing high-quality health care.
Summary of Skills:
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Experienced with providing quality patient care
- Ability to work exceptionally well with others
Facility Name, NC February 2011-March 2012
- Document or otherwise report observations of patient behavior, complaints, or physical symptoms to nurses.
- Provide physical support to assist patients to perform daily living activities, such as getting out of bed, bathing, dressing, using the toilet, standing, walking, or exercising.
- Record vital signs, such as temperature, blood pressure, pulse, or respiration rate, as directed by medical or nursing staff.
Graduated Licensed Practical Nursing Program -December 2012
Completed Certified Nursing Assistant -October 2010
- 0Jan 4, '13 by gatoraims RNQuote from people1stI agree. I have heard the objective part is not needed.I am struggling with my resume, also! One suggestion I can offer is based on what I have read elsewhere on this site: Eliminate the "Objective" section from your resume because it takes up valuable space.
- 0Jan 13, '13 by socialjusticeI have been reading that some HR's prefer a Profile over an Objective statement to open the resume. This is because an objective is all about your needs/wants and not focused on what the company needs. Also, a profile is a quick summary of you and paints a memorable picture of who you are. Profiles are usually 1-4 sentences with just the highlights of you and your skills.
- 0Jan 13, '13 by LadyFree28Quote from socialjustice^^^Agree. Ditched the objective and profiled myself, along with a skills résumé. Got more interviews, got a job sooner rather than later.I have been reading that some HR's prefer a Profile over an Objective statement to open the resume. This is because an objective is all about your needs/wants and not focused on what the company needs. Also, a profile is a quick summary of you and paints a memorable picture of who you are. Profiles are usually 1-4 sentences with just the highlights of you and your skills.
- 0Jan 16, '13 by FlatlanderI think you need to beef up your resume, too. I included a section on CLINICAL EXPERIENCE, listing the hospitals, clinics, and units and highlighting special aspects of clinical experience or anything relevant to the position I was applying for.
Look at the job description, and pull from it the terms, phrases, skills and personal qualities they mention. Use those to describe your clinical experiences, classes you did well in, job duties, personal qualities, etc.
Make a list of the top five or six requirements of the job and set about showing how you've done that in your education and experience. Put that right up near the top of your resume, so it will be seen immediately. Use that for your personal profile or Summary of Qualifications.
What you need to do in a resume is emphasize whatever qualities you think the hiring manager wants. These are the key words in the job description or position announcement that the computer will scan for when you submit your electronic application or resume. Instead of just listing job duties, throw in how you did it with the patient's or facility's success or requirements in mind. Add descriptions like "thoroughly" or "safely," or "communicated patient's condition with accurate, timely documentation." "Collaborated with nurses to complete all patient care duties with attention to time frames." "Organized and managed workload to meet care expectations,"...etc.
Assisted the interdisciplinary team in providing quality patient care....etc.
Throw in the words that describe the best person who does this job.
Throw in what knowledge you gained from each experience. "I learned to provide care for geriatric patients with special mobility needs.. " I learned to provide for special needs of patients with memory deficits, blah, blah, blah. I became skilled at positioning to prevent pressure ulcers and maximize patient comfort"...or something like that. Add that you provided care with attention to patient's preferences, concern for patient's rights and dignity, etc, etc. Again drawing from the job announcement you're applying for. What you did that was special, unique, demonstrated your understanding of the patient's and facility's needs, etc.
I'm just throwing out ideas here to spark your imagination and creativity.
Then it will be beefier and stand out from the crowd.
Good luck and let us see the revised version. P.S. Why is it so much easier to critique someone else's than your own? I have struggled with mine til I'm nearly crazy!
- 0Jan 16, '13 by FlatlanderI thought of something else after looking at your resume again. You listed your top 3 qualities at the top of your resume. You could carry those themes through the rest of your resume. After listing at the top that you're a good communicator and provide quality care, show how you used those qualities in your clinicals, your job duties, your education, etc. Did you communicate with patients, families, physicians, etc? Did you provide quality care by timely attention to patient needs and requests?... Something like that? I think that would help tie it all together, show consistency, and show that you really know how to do all those things.