Advice from someone who hires - page 6

First, you probably read books about putting a resume together, or even hired someone to polish yours. Those are good steps, but to set yourself apart from the masses, you need to do more. Before you... Read More

  1. by   Nathifalr26
    Thanks for this advice. It's much appreciated.
  2. by   jgummy
    awesome advice ! I've been trying to look for some tips on how to construct my resume, so this is pretty great.
  3. by   MrChicagoRN
    Patti, Great thread that you started. I'll be reviewing resumes this weekend, and a clear coherent resume is mandatory. One resume I was asked to look by a colleague didn't clearly state the person was an RN, and had some confusing work and education details. And for the others, while one doesn't do a new resume for every application, consider tweaking the objective statement to indicate any interest in that clinical area. Cover letters are a great tool also.
  4. by   countrygurl1989
    What a great article! This is a question for Patti. I am a recent new grad (December 2013) and have been at my current hospital job about 3 1/2 months. I recently had an interview on Monday that I did not expect to get in the first place and felt it went well. I had previously given permission to contact my current manager. They contacted him that Thursday for a reference. Is this a good sign or do most employers do this? I'm not supposed to hear on a final decision for a couple more weeks and I really want this job. Thanks!
  5. by   jourdan02
    Ms. Patti, what is your advice about new rn residency programs and contacting the nurse manager for the program you are looking to apply for? I graduate in December and am trying to get a general plan of how to approach my final semester.
  6. by   NightBloomCereus
    Good advice, but the problem that still hold true is the fact that many organizations have a policy that they cannot consider anyone without at least one year experience, no matter what they have to offer, what they know about the organization's mission, who they know or how tailored their cover letter is to the job. I was a director of an organization prior to my career change to nursing so I know how to play the job game. I've been on both sides of the table. Just because someone is a new grad does not mean they are new to the work force. Many of them are talented, dedicated, willing, and are giving 100% effort to their job searches. But this does not change the policy of so many organizations that, as a rule, cannot consider new grads. It's a big shame.
    Last edit by NightBloomCereus on Jul 15, '14
  7. by   nurse_MG
    Thanks for this!