I need some quick advice for an objective for my resume please.

  1. HI,
    Spent the last 2 years in the electrophysiology lab and so my objective is something like: to seek a registered nurse position in the electrophysiology lab where I can further enhance my knowledge and skills.
    I am applying for other positions whether it be a telemetry floor or cath recovery unit and I'm stumped as to how to rewrite my objective statement. Can anyone help?
    Thanks!
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  3. by   Antikigirl
    I kept mine pretty open, here is mine...note the bolded area can be changed for other areas of nursing and still fit in well...

    "To secure a position as a Registered Nurse in an acute health care facility, where I can best utilize my communication, technical and teamwork skills to their fullest."
  4. by   EricJRN
    I'd scrap the objective altogether. You should submit a unique cover letter to each hospital along with your resume. The cover letter can explain what you're looking for. A lot of people just don't see the objective as an essential part of the resume anymore.
  5. by   nightingale
    I have heard, the interviewer likes to have that one sheet in front of him to "review" what you are all about. I have also heard, that the interviewer does get stumped about how to keep the dialogue alive and interesting.

    I have always had something in my goal regarding, A desire to provide Holistic Health Care in a positive setting.

    I also list hobbies and interest at the bottom for conversation.

    I hope you get the job you desire
    Last edit by nightingale on Aug 22, '06
  6. by   llg
    Quote from EricEnfermero
    I'd scrap the objective altogether. You should submit a unique cover letter to each hospital along with your resume. The cover letter can explain what you're looking for. A lot of people just don't see the objective as an essential part of the resume anymore.
    I agree. I haven't put an objective on my resume in over 25 years. .... And as someone who reads resumes, I think putting one on is a mistake. It rarely helps, but often hurts. Big risk: little gain. Don't try it unless you are forced to. If you have to, be as general as possible. The one TriageRN_34 suggested is pretty benign.

    llg
  7. by   neetnik461
    EricEnfermero wrote:

    I'd scrap the objective altogether. . .
    A lot of people just don't see the objective as an essential part of the resume anymore
    Hmmm. . .interesting statement. All I know is, the college I graduated from (Aug '05) taught us to have an objective on the resume. I don't think it can hurt to have one as a nice summary statement right at the top.

    Two phrases I have found helpful and very professional to use in an objective are 1. "critical thinking skills" and 2. "evidence based interventions".

    For example my current resume objective reads as follows:

    My professional objective is to practice clinical nursing in a wellness centered critical care environment that encourages evidence based interventions and critical thinking skills.

    Just tweak this a little and see what you think. Suggestions for your objective might be:

    1. Tele Unit

    My professional objective is to practice clinical nursing in a specialized care continuous monitoring environment that encourages evidenced based interventions and critical thinking skills.

    2. Cardiac Cath Recovery

    ..........practice clinical nursing in a specialized cardiac recovery evironment ..................

    Hope these suggestions help!
  8. by   catlady
    Quote from nightngale1998
    I have always had something in my goal regarding, A desire to provide Holistic Health Care in a positive setting.

    I also list hobbies and interest at the bottom for conversation.
    I included something about holistic nursing when I was graduating from school; the faculty member reviewing my resume told me never to include that unless I wanted the hospital to think I was a practitioner of alternative medicine.

    Every resume source I've ever seen says never, never include hobbies or other irrelevant personal information in a resume.
  9. by   EricJRN
    What can we learn from this thread? To each his own... As my grandfather used to say, there's more than one way to skin a cat.
  10. by   catlady
    Quote from EricEnfermero
    there's more than one way to skin a cat.
    Ouch! [j/k]
  11. by   velardern
    holy cow!! I didn't think I would get so many responses!! Thanks a bunch to everyone that wrote something because I was totally stumped. Ya'll have been a great help :O)
    Laura
  12. by   EricJRN
    Quote from catlady
    Ouch! [j/k]
    Oops! Sorry! An expression and nothing more, I promise!

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