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resume for new grad with no experience

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I graduated in Philippines just this March. I didnt took the Local Board, I just proceed to take the NCLEX exam and was so grateful that I pased. Since,I went back here in US since April,I didn't worked even part time coz I really want to stay focused in studying.

Now,my problem is, what will I put in my resume coz I have no work experience,only my clinical duties which I am proud that I did 1000+ coz its the required hours in Phil. and what will I put that will make it stand out and give me an edge to others who have experiences. I know it is a hard time to look for a job now given that Vegas (where I live) hits hard of recession.

Thank you for your help.

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

moved to the International forum

You must be honest when writing your resume. Clinical time during nursing school isn't considered experience, so therefore you have zero months/years experience. What you want to do is to do a search online on how to form a resume and there are a lot of great websites that give you pointers and even have sample resumes. You also need to have someone proof read your resume as it's pretty obvious that your written English skills could use some polishing. Even if you have a kick butt resume it wont compare to someone who has experience because right now in this economy most employers are looking for experience. What makes a resume attractive to a prospective employer is a resume with experience. That's just the bottom line and there's no sugar coating reality as it wont do anybody any good. My advise to you is to keep applying anywhere and everywhere. It may be a long road ahead but, then again it may be a short one. Good Luck

As a new grad with no experience, there is nothing you can put on a resumé that will give you "an edge" over nurses with experience. As NurseCubanitaRN2B noted, potential employers will not be particularly impressed with your school clinical experiences -- everyone has had them, and all new grads start on a pretty level plane. School clinical is certainly not considered "experience." On the other hand, you're no worse off than other new graduates. :)

Best wishes for your job-hunting! :balloons:

I graduated in Philippines just this March. I didnt took the Local Board, I just proceed to take the NCLEX exam and was so grateful that I pased. Since,I went back here in US since April,I didn't worked even part time coz I really want to stay focused in studying.

Now,my problem is, what will I put in my resume coz I have no work experience,only my clinical duties which I am proud that I did 1000+ coz its the required hours in Phil. and what will I put that will make it stand out and give me an edge to others who have experiences. I know it is a hard time to look for a job now given that Vegas (where I live) hits hard of recession.

Thank you for your help.

How was your resume? Did you finally get a job offer?