Advice on resume for tech/aide position

  1. Hi everyone,

    I applied for an entry level tech./patient aide position at a local hospital about 2 weeks ago and haven't heard anything and am a little dis-heartened.

    So, I'm figuring I should revamp my resume again.

    Do any of you have recommendations / advice on creating a resume for this type of position when you are just a young wanna-be nursing student looking for experience?

    What would be good qualities, experiences to stress? I don't have much hands-on experience.

    What's a good "Objective"?

    Any advice any of you can give is welcomed.

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  3. by   RNIAM
    I would call the hospital that you applied at. Did they say how long it would be before you heard from them? If it has been longer,give them a call. That is what I did. As far as experience goes, did you ever do any volunteer work in the medical field? ie hospital volunteer, long tern care facility? If a job is not forethcomming them maybe you could do some volunteer work at the same hospital you applied to That may show you are serious about working for them. Good luck.
  4. by   Hooligan
    Hi, Here are some suggestions,

    Objective: to obtain a challenging position as a tech/aide which will enhance my education as a nursing student as well as provide the hospital with a competent, and eager employee.

    Qualities: ambitious, intelligent, eager to learn, excellent communication skills, etc... A good idea is to look at their job description. Often times you can use their key words or catch phrases and apply them to yourself. What are they looking for?

    Also, letters of reccomendation from any professors you've had I'm sure would be helpful.

    Hope that helps!

  5. by   colleen10
    Thanks for the advice,

    I have some experience working with the menatlly and physically challenged - volunteered at a farm that did Therapeutic Horseback Riding and I also took a semester long class in it . Even though this was a number of years ago I put this first on my resume because as far as expereince, it relates the best. I also noted my current plans for going to nursing school and mentioned some of my classes that I have taken that would also apply to such a position, such as Growth and Development. Unfortunately, because I'm only doing my pre-req's. and co-req's right now I don't have any hands on Nursing school experience or the benefit of having an instructor be able to write a letter of recommendation.

    My experience relates to working in business. I am trying to put a spin on it so that it would apply to an entry level position in nursing but it is hard. I thought that confidentiality would be important and listed my experience handling confidential employee information.

    If you have any other ideas let me know.

  6. by   peaceful2100
    Well, the resume is not a bad idea, it is a good idea but before you do that if you have not already done so then I would give them a call. Sometimes, they get huge volumes of applications, say, there are many people who seemed qualified then how will they choose. Well, they will either start calling you or wait for you to start calling.

    Many places now days want you to call. It goes to show how interested you are and how serious you are about the job.
  7. by   Agnus
    your resume sounds great. Give them a call. You can even follow up the call with a note if it seems appropriate.