need quick resume advice

  1. I am seeking a per-diem supervisory position in an institution in which I already work per-diem. I also do per-diem work at 3 other places, with a stronger emphasis one one of them. I am trying to condense my work to 2 places (I will have to if I get this job). My question is, how do I convey all of this on a resume? Two of the 3 'other' places, which I don't go to much, I actually worked at PT before I switched to per-diem. Do I mention that I still are affiliated at them. I want to show my variety of experience, but I don't want it to be confusing (like this thread). Any advice would be appreciated. :uhoh21:
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  3. by   llg
    I would look for a way to condense it all / orgainize it all under one heading. Perhaps you could make one heading such as "Current per diem positions" and then list each institution plus the type of work you do there, the amount of time you spend there, and how long you have worked there.

    Then, you could list your previous positions (even if they included some of those hospitals mentioned earlier.) If your previous positions also involve a lot of overlap and would be messy, you might want to condense them and list them hospital by hospital as well.

    Finally, I would make it very clear in my cover letter (and probably in an objective statement at the top) that you are looking to find a position that would allow you to give up some of those other per diem jobs. An employer might not be looking to hire someone whose other committments will interfere with the job they are seeking.

  4. by   Agnus
    I had something like this.

    I am an RN however before that I was a CNA with a lot of CNA jobs, some overlapped some were simulatanious.

    On early resumes I wanted to show my CNA experience.

    I listed the month and year I started the first job and the month and year I ended the last one. If I was still working there I simply put "present" for the stop date.

    Then I listed the Name of the employers, (no addresses)
    Then I listed what I did at those jobs, with out seperating which when with wich job.

    You may want to consider doing a functional resume, rather than a chronological. On that you list experience and accomplishments seperate from the names of employers.

    I would never identify a job as per diem or part time, or volunteered on a resume. On an application you may be required to but don't do it on a resume.

    Per diem is the way you were paid it does not indicate anything more.

    The fact that you are currently employed at all these palces does not suggest that you will continue to be upon accepting a new job.

    It is more often ASSUMED that you will be available to work.
    If not why would you apply? I the fact that you are still employed and not out of work when you apply is a good thing to most employers.

    Your resume is just the head line that gets you the interview. It almost NEVER gets you the job. Don't water it down with too much explaination. Think of it as an attention getting headline.

    You can explain more at the interview. All the resume does it allow the employer to either sift you out as someone not worth interviewing or you grab thier attention enough to make them want to find out more.
  5. by   teeituptom
    K I S S S

    keep it short sweet and simple
  6. by   ProfRN4
    Thanks, guys. I actually have the interview already. I sent the DON a sort of cover letter without the resume, just stating that I was interested and why I felt I was qualified. I mentioned the 'variety of experience' I have, only mentioning the hospital that I work mainly at. It's a small place, and she knows me. She called me and said 'why don't you come in and we'll discuss it' (interview?!?) I'm going in weds. HR has my resume from my initial hire, which doesnot include my latest endeavor (only 3 months young). I just feel I need to walk in their with something. I think I'll try to figure out how to make a functional resume (does that include dates?)