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PLEASE HELP - resume for CNA

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Hi,

I recently became a CNA and I need some advice from CNA's about something. Before my becoming a CNA ALL of my job experience has been in manufacturing, etc. that has NOTHING to do with anything in the medical field. I have a resume, but again, everything is non-medical related. When looking for a job should I include a resume at all since I have 0 med. experience or should I include it anyways? This is the first time I have tried to get a job that was not related to previous work experiece. Thank you very much.

Amy

Originally posted by amyindallas

Hi,

I recently became a CNA and I need some advice from CNA's about something. Before my becoming a CNA ALL of my job experience has been in manufacturing, etc. that has NOTHING to do with anything in the medical field. I have a resume, but again, everything is non-medical related. When looking for a job should I include a resume at all since I have 0 med. experience or should I include it anyways? This is the first time I have tried to get a job that was not related to previous work experiece. Thank you very much.

Amy

Good question Amy. Your resume for now should list major points of employment for the past 10 years even though they are not related to healthcare or nursing. This will show a potential employer that you are mature and know what work and responsibility are. You will be viewed better than someone else out of school without work experience.

I dont know about where you live, but where I live CNAs are in high demand. It really won't matter if you have had any past medical jobs. I would not worry about it. You will easily find a job. Do not let the hard work you down. You quickly learn you are always understaffed and underpaid, just remember why you wanted to do this job to begin with. I became a CNA 10 years ago and have slowly worked m way to LPN. Just graduated! The health care profesion needs more CNAs. Good Luck in your new carreer:D

i've been a cna for 11 years now, all I can say is don't worry, you will find work. long term care facilities are usually desperate, and although it can be stressful, its good expereince. Once you have done time in a LTC, you can call work all over, hospitals and home care agencies and teh like. SOme asssisted living facilitiesawill hire inexperienced CNA's too, if you dont want to go the LTC route.

I got my cna license freash out of high school, lots of cnas are freash off the boat, so dont worry.

You might want to put things on your resume if yu had any customer service expereince, dealt with conflict, trained people, or can mulititask. typical workplace stuff, also make a point of stating your long term goals, are you wanting to go into nurisng school and doing this for expereince? Do you like old people, ever volunteered with them, or taken care of a sick relative?

good luck,

Amy, I am practically a neighbor in Texas and I would hire you if you showed a sound work history, showed up for the interview clean and on-time, and conversed like a mature adult. Lack of experience would be secondary to whether or not you had the right attitude and was willing to learn. We all have to learn a new job. Give yourself credit for being a responsible person who wants to help others.

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