Need help with nursing CV

  1. hi! I'm a student nurse and i will graduate in May. I need help writing the CV and Cover letter, can anyone tell me what needs to be included in the CV and cover letter?
    Thx for help
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  3. by   Daytonite
    here are some of the links i have on this subject. you might also want to check out the weblinks on the stickys of the nursing career advice forum on allnurses as well.

    resume writing

    https://allnurses.com/forums/f87/won...nts-84387.html

    http://www.collegeboard.com/student/...ool/36957.html - "resume-writing 101". includes a set of links at the bottom of the article to the resume information at the major job seeker sites.

    http://www.nurseweek.com/features/99-8/resume.html - "looking good on paper: professional advice for building powerful resumes" from nurseweek. a short article on the critical basics to incorporate into your resume.

    http://www.wetfeet.com/article%20types/resumes.aspx - a listing of links to articles on writing up a resume as well as some information on cover letters from wetfeet.com

    cover letter:

    http://www.vault.com/nr/main_article...id=0&ht_type=9 - a step-by-step guide of what goes on a cover letter done in the format of how the letter should appear.

    http://resume.monster.com/articles/lettersthatsell/ - "cover letters that sell". this article contains an outline and guideline of what each paragraph of a cover letter should contain.

    http://www.worktree.com/tb/cl_cover.cfm - "covering cover letters". includes a summary of what a cover letter should contain.

    http://resume.monster.com/articles/donot/ - "ten cover letter don'ts"

    http://www.vault.com/nr/main_article...id=0&ht_type=9 - "sample cover letters: first impressions count - avoid common cover letter mistakes".

    http://www.vault.com/nr/main_article...id=0&ht_type=9 - "letters from the job search - what to avoid"

    http://resume.monster.com/articles/cover_letter_faqs/ - "cover letter faq" from the monster.com site

    http://resume.monster.com/articles/recruiter%5fletters/ - "cover letters to recruiters: what they're looking for". must read.
  4. by   off2africa21
    I am also a student nurse graduating soon (yay!).

    At the moment I am in the process of writing both a professional and personal mission statement to go with my CV.
    Does anyone have any advice about whether it is apprpriate to include these?

    I was thinking about having my personal mission/philosophy on the front with a photo and then include my professional mission statement inside the cv with my career goals.

    Any thoughts on this would be much appreciated

    I will also have a look through the links above to see if they answer my question.

    Cheers,
    Helen
  5. by   Daytonite
    Quote from off2africa21
    I am also a student nurse graduating soon (yay!).

    At the moment I am in the process of writing both a professional and personal mission statement to go with my CV.
    Does anyone have any advice about whether it is apprpriate to include these?

    I was thinking about having my personal mission/philosophy on the front with a photo and then include my professional mission statement inside the cv with my career goals.

    Any thoughts on this would be much appreciated

    I will also have a look through the links above to see if they answer my question.

    Cheers,
    Helen
    The point of a CV is to list what you have accomplished. You are trying to get the reader interested in you without being pretentious. Discuss your philosophies at an interview if and when you are asked about them.

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