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Mailing in my resume for a psych position...

I'm mailing in my resume for a psych position directly to the unit supervisor. (A friend that works at this facility helped facilitate this)

I am PALS certified and it is on my resume. My true passion is peds and I eventually want to end up there but I really loved my psych rotation in school as well and I am really excited about this opportunity. In case it wasn't obvious, I am a new grad.

Since PALS certification isn't relevant for the position I'm applying to should I remove it from my resume for this position? I took the certification class at my own expense because I wanted to be more marketable for peds positions. I don't want them to think that I'm just applying for this position because I "just need a job." Like I said, I am actually really excited about this opening.

What do you guys think? Thanks!

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Has 43 years experience. Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

Since PALS is not needed for this position and you do not want to tip your hand about possibly leaving for another position after hiring, I would leave it off of resume.

Since PALS is not needed for this position and you do not want to tip your hand about possibly leaving for another position after hiring, I would leave it off of resume.

thanks!

Do you have any other certifications or anything of the sort on your resume? If so, it may dilute the fact that you have a PALS certification.

It was only just over a year ago that I was looking for a job as a new grad and I remember stumbling upon a lot of articles that advised new grad nurses having trouble finding a job to go out and get all the certifications they could. While PALS will not be directly applicable to your prospective position, especially among other certifications it shows your interest to learn more. I by no means disagree with NRSKarenRN, however I think this issue may be subjective to whomever's hands your resume lands in.

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