To Do or Not to do???

  1. I am writing a new resume, Since I now have a license number should I include it on my resume? Does it matter since it is already psoted on the BON website??

    Advice here would be great. The other question I have is, Do they really do credit checks?

    Also should I separate out my LPN from my CNA experience at one facility? Ex: I worked at LTC Facility from 5/2003 to 5/2006. I was a CNA until 5/2004 then became LPN, now I am an RN... how should I address that? I do not want to look as if I have more experience than I do.
    Last edit by weirdRN on May 24, '06
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  3. by   Antikigirl
    Yes, put the number down on your resume! That shows you wish for ease when it comes to them doing the check..I mean...the number is there, they just have to punch it in . Also shows confidence and appreciation for your own works in getting that~!

    Credit checks..if I had one I have no clue that they did it! LOL!
  4. by   nurse_wannabe
    I personally do not put my license # on there. It never really occurred to me to do it. They shouldn't be doing a background check without meeting with you first, anyway.

    And how awful would it be for that resume to get into the wrong hands? They could easily steal your identity.
  5. by   Antikigirl
    I never sent a resume without me for reasons that it has all my personal info on it! Including places I worked, wages, my address, and so on... If I have to mail one, I typically just don't bother or send a nice cover letter requesting a meeting time and an application if one is available (many of the places I saw had one you can print online...and even then I would put "please ask me in person for this my SS#!!! No way...I give that in person if I feel it necessary!)....

    I put my # on there for ease of reference..they can do it with just your name anyway...but if I was interviewing someone, and they didn't...I would wonder why? But that is just me....
  6. by   Antikigirl
    That brings up a great question!

    If you were to put on an application "due to identity theft reasons, this information will be given to you personally by myself, I appologize for the inconvinience."

    Do you think this would fly well now a days???? Why or why not??? hmmmmmm food for thought.

    (I have done it and still gotten jobs, but hmmm makes me wonder if I lost an interview for it??? My ID has been stolen twice already from my employers offices!!!).
  7. by   weirdRN
    There is a lot of stuff on the web these days.

    I just am not sure how much is TMI. I was trying to fit my resume on one page and it just isn't going, no matter how hard I try. I have two degrees from two universities, a certificate. And what about my Army stuff??? Should I just delete that? It isn't relevant other than to say I served honorably.

    resume junk. I wish every facility just had one standard form and that way I could jsut cut and paste into the blanks.

    And what about money. What should I say? I don't want to seem money hungry, but I would like to make at least base wages for RNs in my area. What is the best way to have that discussion?

    Please forgive the typos... it has been a very long day
  8. by   nurse_wannabe
    This is all I put on mine:

    Personal info: name, address, ph#, email address. No SSN, license #, or d.o.b.

    Objective - one sentence

    Qualified by: this is where you'll describe your experiences as a CNA & LPN, your licenses, certs, skills, etc. I use a bulleted list. It is very smart to put this at the top, b/c they are likely to keep reading if they know you are qualified.

    Education history - Name of est., years attended, degree received. if you don't have room for high school, leave it off.

    Employment history - the last 3 jobs should be plenty. Include outstanding accomplishments along with a brief description of duties.

    Wage requirements are not listed on a resume. If the ad specifically says to send your wage requirements, you would put that on your cover letter.

    If they want to know something else, they can ask you in the interview. Sometimes I send a separate list of references, sometimes I don't.
  9. by   nurse_wannabe
    Oh, and you should def. put your army stuff if you have room, esp. if it pertains to nursing at all.

    If you don't have room, just leave it off. But, make sure you mention it in your interview as many employers will see that as a good quality.
  10. by   caroladybelle
    There is no need to put your license number on your resume, and given rates of identity theft, highly unwise to do so.

    If you are hired, they will requirement copies of all appropriate data anyway.