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Need advice! Resume with almost no work experience?!

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I'm 36yo and for most of my adult life have been a stay at home mom to 7 kiddos, I graduated from an LPN program Dec '07 and need to find a job ASAP before my 6 months runs out on my provisional license.

I have been avoiding making a resume because I don't have any work experience to put on a resume! I have lots of hospital volunteer experience - when I was a teenager!

So, how can I compose a decent resume with no relevant work experience?

I've only worked briefly at odd jobs like as a cashier or at a dry cleaners to pay bills....

Any advice? I'm kind of in a panic here. It's difficult enough to land a job here in this area as a graduate practical nurse, let alone with no experience besides clinicals and end of program 120 hour internship!

nightmare, LPN

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I'm 36yo and for most of my adult life have been a stay at home mom to 7 kiddos, I graduated from an LPN program Dec '07 and need to find a job ASAP before my 6 months runs out on my provisional license.

I have been avoiding making a resume because I don't have any work experience to put on a resume! I have lots of hospital volunteer experience - when I was a teenager!

So, how can I compose a decent resume with no relevant work experience?

I've only worked briefly at odd jobs like as a cashier or at a dry cleaners to pay bills....

Any advice? I'm kind of in a panic here. It's difficult enough to land a job here in this area as a graduate practical nurse, let alone with no experience besides clinicals and end of program 120 hour internship!

So you detail what you learnt in clinicals and internship and also the life skills that you acquired dealing with the public at your other jobs.Bringing up 7 kids is no mean feat so time management must be another of your accomplishments!Along the way you have learned probably quite a lot about dealing with children in general.....Sit down and think about all these things ,see what you come up with!!

This problem is dealt with in many "how to" resume books. You might even be able to find an example resume. I would search these books out for this info. Other than that, there really is nothing you can do to remedy this until you start working. I have found that at the LPN level, I've always filled out job applications rather than have to provide a resume. You can develop a resume to have just in case, but be prepared to fill out applications. Good luck in landing that first job.

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