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by mively90 mively90 (New) New Nurse

mively90 has 5 years experience and specializes in OR.

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Hello all,

I desperately need help with my resume and cover letter.

I 'm from Korea and worked as an OR nurse for 3years before coming to the U.S.

I'm trying to get a job in the states, but it's way harder than I thought.

Would you guys check my resume and cover letter, then give me some critique, please?

Any comments would be appreciated.

Thank you.

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resume.docx

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LovingPeds has 10 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Pediatrics; Maternal-Child Nursing Education.

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It's been a while since I wrote a resume and everyone does it differently. Rather than "Profile" list usually what I see is more of a "Summary" that is one to two lines that sum up your experience and/or what you're looking for.

I found critiquing really hard given the amount of data, so I put my suggestions in a new document that I'm hoping is a little more self-explanatory than I can put in a post. I do suggest leaving off your preceptorship experience. Your work experience speaks for itself. I also suggest leaving off the plans for graduate school. That could go either way. You might find someone happy about it and another dismiss it because you may be leaving in a few years.

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LovingPeds has 10 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Pediatrics; Maternal-Child Nursing Education.

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I set it to upload and made some corrections thinking the correct one would upload. Apparently it didn't. Instead of 'Maintenance of positive relationships with patients and the healthcare team' as you mentioned, I would probably choose to address something along the lines of 'Communicated effectively with patients and the interdisciplinary team.' It implies good relationships while speaking to your communication skills. Normally you wouldn't need but 2 - 4 bullets, but you have the room to utilize.

Corrected my own errors:

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mively90 has 5 years experience and specializes in OR.

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On 6/2/2020 at 3:14 AM, LovingPeds said:

I set it to upload and made some corrections thinking the correct one would upload. Apparently it didn't. Instead of 'Maintenance of positive relationships with patients and the healthcare team' as you mentioned, I would probably choose to address something along the lines of 'Communicated effectively with patients and the interdisciplinary team.' It implies good relationships while speaking to your communication skills. Normally you wouldn't need but 2 - 4 bullets, but you have the room to utilize.

Corrected my own errors:

example-resume.docx

I didn't expect to receive such a sincere and detailed revision. 

Thank you so much 🙂

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LovingPeds has 10 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Pediatrics; Maternal-Child Nursing Education.

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2 hours ago, mively90 said:

I didn't expect to receive such a sincere and detailed revision. 

Thank you so much 🙂

You're welcome. I think I may have gone too far. I found this post in 'What's New'. I didn't realize there was a whole resume help section where people just give advice.  Everyone has their own opinion on the perfect resume. The most important thing is that it is consistent and free of any errors.

My only other suggestion is to call HR of the place that you are putting in your application. Tell them that you are completing your cover letter and ask them if they can give you the name and position of the person to whom it should be addressed. This information would then be used to go into the heading of your letter as it would for a business letter.

Good luck.

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