Wondering why you can't get hired or promoted: Resume + Interview hints! - page 14
UPDATED ARTICLE can be found at: Resume Tips: Perfecting Nursing Resume, Cover Letter, Online Job Applications Look at your resume!!! I was taught in lpn and bsn program how to prepare a... Read More
Jan 2, '10the first thing I would do would be to check out some area where they are despearate for nurses, such as Long Term Care - take a job like that knowing it's only for short term, and to put a "longer chunk" on your resume. Make it clear that you want to work, and are looking for any good fit.
Jan 19, '10Can anyone help me out with a question? Should I mention somewhere on my resume the continuing education contact hours I've received in nursing school? I meet the requirements for RN's in Florida (AIDS, medical errors, domestic violence), so should I put this on there or just leave it off? Thanks!
Jan 20, '10If any are particularly relevant to the field you're desiring to enter, then yes... I'd mention them.
Jan 25, '10I was talking to a nurse recruiter who said there are no positions now for new grads but that she is interested in me and to keep in touch, i was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on what I could keep in touch with her about?
I'm participating in a residency program with no promise of a job, so I really want to keep in touch with this nurse recruiter. I'd appreciate any topic ideas that I can keep in touch with her about, i want to stay in her radar so that when i finish the residency I might get an interview and a chance at a job.Last edit by iamRN09 on Jan 25, '10 : Reason: left out something
Jan 25, '10Do you work in the same hospital and will you have the oportunity to run into her (versus calling her)? I can think of a few things off the top of my head....you could stop in and say that you know she said they weren't hiring new grads but since you know this hospital is a perfect fit you would love to go on a tour or shadow a nurse. Mention in conversation some of the things that make the hospital where you want to work - everyone is always in a good mood, witness staff working collaboratively or going the extra mile for patients, etc. You could also approach the recruiter and ask if while you are waiting for a position to open up if there is anything you can do to ease the transition, maybe the hospital has training you could attend or certifications you could obtain. I would think that by doing this she will see that you are serious about wanting to work there and not just desperate for ANY job anywhere (even if we all might be...LOL)
Quote from iamRN09I was talking to a nurse recruiter who said there are no positions now for new grads but that she is interested in me and to keep in touch, i was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on what I could keep in touch with her about?
I'm participating in a residency program with no promise of a job, so I really want to keep in touch with this nurse recruiter. I'd appreciate any topic ideas that I can keep in touch with her about, i want to stay in her radar so that when i finish the residency I might get an interview and a chance at a job.
Jan 27, '10Thanks, but it's in a different hospital...sorry i forgot to mention that. But I'll try ur other suggestions about asking for a tour/shadowing a nurse. I am going to make sure i learn everything i can about the hospital so that i can mention it in email or if i get to meet up with her. Thanks again.
Feb 13, '10For the new grads out there - when you listed your clinical hours did you itemize the time spent in each part of the department? For example, let's say I did 50 OB hours. Would I list it like that or put OR-20, PACU-10, NICU-20 or just all under OB without being so specific?
Thanks and good luck!
Mar 17, '10Many resumes that I see are finctional in format. They state the job and job resonsibilities but do not include accomplishments. Always include your achievements in the workplace. Include the metrics to support them. Numbers, percentages, timing reductions, etc. are very important.
Format is ver important. You would not believe the number of executive resumes I receive that are poorly structured and lack the detail to show what a person has achieved. Below are a few examples of what I am referring to.
o Restructured Preoperative Services to enhance accountability, productivity, efficiency, and customer satisfaction
o Developed marketing strategies that enhance volumes, staff retention, and increased surgeon's
o Reduced inventory by $800,000.00
o Developed and implemented a Case Cart system
o Increased patient readiness 12 hours prior to procedure from 20% to 80% (goal 100%)
o Increased first case on time start from 22% to 85%
o Completed Phase II of the Perioperative electronic clinical documentations
o Implemented a Perpetual Inventory system which achieved a cost savings of $240,000 in the OR
o Restructured Anesthesiology to increase revenue by $3 Million per annum
o Developed and implemented processes to increase procedures by 47% above FY07 procedures
o Decreased room turnover from 1 hour to 30 minutes to our goal 20 minutes
o Developed and implemented Service Line Team Leaders, which has increased the depth of the organization
o Developed and implemented a Collaborative Practice committee with Surgeons and nursing
Take the time and put forth the effort to create a resume that will yield results.
Apr 8, '10Wow.... You'll give some great advice on building a professional resume that stands out from the rest....
Sep 16, '10the "[color=#333366]healthcare resume readiness quiz" link doesn't work. is there an updated version you could provide? thanks so much for providing all the info btw.
updated link. karenLast edit by NRSKarenRN on Jun 13, '11 : Reason: Update the link
Oct 13, '10Any nurse recruiters/human resources willing to look over my resume and critique? Very much appreciated...Please let me know and I will forward it to you?