Should I put my preceptorship experience first on my resume?

  1. Hello all, I am a new grad RN (newish, I graduated in June 2010) I am still looking for jobs but I want to fix up my resume. I have been a phlebotomist for 13 years with my current employer and I am not sure if I should put my preceptorship which was over 6 months ago before my work experience. What do you all think?

    Oh, and also if anyone knows of a good company who does professional resume writing, that would be great too!
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  3. by   Sniffum35
    I think it depends on how relevant your preceptorship was to the position you're applying for. If you want an ICU job and thats where your preceptorship was, then definitely put it first.

    That was my situation and I had good success with my resume. During the initial interview for the job I eventually took, the HR recruiter made it a point to say that she really liked that I had highlighted my relevant preceptorship by placing it first.
  4. by   janice_c67
    oooh good information, thanks!
  5. by   llg
    I agree. If it is relevant to the jobs you are applying for, highlight it. Our ICU's will only hire a new grad if she has such experience (either a preceptorship or some other relevant similar experience). New grads without such experience are not even considered.