resume help

  1. can you guys send me a format for a resume for a nurse without any experience... im going to be applying for jobs next week. so if you guys can help me that would be highly appreciated...


    thanks again
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  3. by   renerian
    If you have microsoft there are templates in the works area. If you have microsoft office there are some there too. Do you have that product?

  4. by   SirJohnny

    - My resume is posted at:

    - Click on the resume link.

    - I no longer live in Denver, so the address/phone number info is invalid.

    - The resume is for a computer science position, but I think you may like the format/layout. It's different than most.


    John Coxey
  5. by   Agnus
    Fresh out of shool
    list Education first.
    Then work experience, most important any health care related experience.
    Any certs like CPR
    last put
    Any awards and or nursing orgs. Like nursing scholarships, class president, National Student Nurse ASSn. etc

    Dont put ref or "ref available" of course they are available.

    Putting an objective at the top is ok
    but keep it broad. Like: To obtain a position as a registered nurse that will allow me to utilize my skills and grow. Or something simular.
  6. by   llg
    As someone who receives and reads resumes, I think Agnus's advice was pretty good. Personally, I have never put an objective on my resume. I handle that within the cover letter -- which should ALWAYS be tailor for each job you are applying for. I work in a children's hospital and you would be surprised at how many resumes we get with objectives stating that the person really wants to be an OBGYN practitioner or something else that is not in-patient pediatrics.

    Your cover letter should VERY briefly introduce yourself and say what you are looking for and/or why you are interested in working for them.

  7. by   SirJohnny
    With regards to cover letters.

    I usually make the first paragraph customizable, and leave the remaining two paragraphs alone.

    The last paragraph - is just one sentence that states that I will be calling them in a week. That's if I have their phone number.

    And YES!!! I call them in a week's time.

    P.S. A hint: Sign your cover letter in blue ink. It stands out better. Also, don't use middle initial. Use your full middle name for both resume & signature. For some reason, it seems to help and is recommended by several interview texts.

    John Coxey
  8. by   sjoe
    One of the best books on the subject:
    "Resumes that Knock 'em Dead" by Martin Yate.

    You might also be interested in reading at least chapter 19 in his book "Knock 'em Dead 2003" which discusses interviewing strategies for recent graduates.
    Last edit by sjoe on Feb 25, '03