Do you list your agency on your resume?

  1. Hey all!

    When you are applying for a direct hire, do you list your agency on your resume? How exactly do you list it? What is the format you use?

    What about when applying with an agency?
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  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   NedRN
    I don't. The agency is irrelevant in my opinion. I don't work under their supervision, nor are they even qualified to give me a work reference. Those must come from your direct supervisors on your assignment.
  4. by   8-ball
    There is a resume template on the PanTravelers website. Try using that.
  5. by   Sunnysandy
    Quote from 8-ball
    There is a resume template on the PanTravelers website. Try using that.
    Cant find it
  6. by   NedRN
    Go to Resources>Downloads. They have examples of resumes with long work histories and not much experience. They are designed for travelers. Resumes to get a staff job are differently designed usually but you can use the same space saving techniques.

    Resumes are creative art and can be done well in a thousand ways. There are lots of free templates online and free resume building sites. My favorite place to look at real life examples is Google Images. Search for nurse resumes.
  7. by   Sunnysandy
    Quote from NedRN
    Go to Resources>Downloads. They have examples of resumes with long work histories and not much experience. They are designed for travelers. Resumes to get a staff job are differently designed usually but you can use the same space saving techniques.

    Resumes are creative art and can be done well in a thousand ways. There are lots of free templates online and free resume building sites. My favorite place to look at real life examples is Google Images. Search for nurse resumes.
    Thank you NedRN for taking the time to comment.

    I'm sorta stuck at the "summary" part right now. Not sure what to put it. Everything is in the job duties. Don't see what else to put in the summary that wont be a repeat.
  8. by   NedRN
    Repetition looks dumb. Don't do it!
  9. by   Sunnysandy
    Quote from NedRN
    I don't. The agency is irrelevant in my opinion. I don't work under their supervision, nor are they even qualified to give me a work reference. Those must come from your direct supervisors on your assignment.
    Hi again NedRN!
    I am curious...so when applying with a travel agency, you don't mention on your resume that your previous employments were as a travel nurse?
  10. by   NedRN
    Title: Travel nurse assignments
    Hospital name, location, dates.
    Next line, next assignment.

    Pretty easy.
  11. by   Wolf at the Door
    I have been asked to list the agency on perm job applications this year.
  12. by   Sunnysandy
    Quote from NedRN
    Title: Travel nurse assignments
    Is that instead of "employment" or "work history"?

    Also, do you include job description/duties?
  13. by   NedRN
    Take a look at the examples on PanTravelers. Personally, I'm an OR nurse so other that saying I scrub and circulate I don't say anything about each assignment. The skills checklist reveals more about my skill set if the manager needs to explore further before deciding to interview.

    If I had multiple specialties, I would differentiate what I did per assignment. Resume building is an art, not science, and there are lots of directions you can take creating one. The way I personally prefer is certainly not the way everyone else would go.

    Travel nurses are a commodity. We are only at a facility for a few weeks. If I was a manager reviewing a stack of traveler profiles, I would put the twenty page profiles at the bottom to read last, or preferably not at all if I have found a couple of good candidates to interview before. When composing profile documents, keep the end user in mind. You are not making this for yourself, but to get an interview with a facility. Make it easy on them. They won't care you were floated to some special unit for two days. Skills will be on a separate skills checklist.
  14. by   Sunnysandy
    Quote from NedRN
    Take a look at the examples on PanTravelers.
    I did. Nothing special. They have 2 samples. 1 for experienced nurses - which basically just lists place of work, location, and date. And the other is for fresh graduates. No duties to list like every other resume sample on the interwebs. That got me wondering, are there special rules for travel nurses when it comes to resume building?

    Quote from NedRN
    Personally, I'm an OR nurse so other that saying I scrub and circulate I don't say anything about each assignment. The skills checklist reveals more about my skill set if the manager needs to explore further before deciding to interview.
    Yeah but the resume kind of needs to have an enticing enough bait to get an interview, no? Or is it - again - different rules for travel nurses?

    Quote from NedRN
    If I had multiple specialties, I would differentiate what I did per assignment. Resume building is an art, not science, and there are lots of directions you can take creating one. The way I personally prefer is certainly not the way everyone else would go.

    Travel nurses are a commodity. We are only at a facility for a few weeks. If I was a manager reviewing a stack of traveler profiles, I would put the twenty page profiles at the bottom to read last, or preferably not at all if I have found a couple of good candidates to interview before. When composing profile documents, keep the end user in mind. You are not making this for yourself, but to get an interview with a facility. Make it easy on them. They won't care you were floated to some special unit for two days. Skills will be on a separate skills checklist.
    Got'cha! Very contradicting info out here, i must say. I really appreciate your input NedRN!

    Everyone else...C'mon now! Feel free the chime in! Don't be shy!

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