Sample Objectives: - Seeking a position in a Pediatric Registered Nurse New Grad Program.
- Obtain a position in a Labor and Delivery New Grad Program where I can apply my nursing training to help patients through the birthing and healing process.
I tailor my bullet points with truthful experiences based on the qualifications and responsibilities of the job description. on March 23, 2016 You should no longer be including your high school activities now that you've graduated from college.
There may be experiences that you have encountered during your high school tenure that you can add to enhance your profile - if that is the case - include it! You should really not include them past your sophomore year in college and I find that even a stretch sometimes unless you are still active with a sister/parent organization on campus and you have it on there for continuities sake.
It also represents the greatest number of resumes written in the healthcare setting.
(See sample) The functional format focuses on areas of skill and draws attention to accomplishments rather than work experience.
* Names of the degree granting institution, listing first the most recent degree earned * Degree received and major * Graduation date or projected graduation date, or dates of attendance if no degree was complete * Any minors, specialization or focus areas * Overseas academic experiences * Courses relevant to the positions for which you are applying * Honors and GPA are optional, although recommended if they are a strong selling point. (e.g., 3.6/4.0) Experience When describing your experience be sure to elaborate more on your most recent position and include: * Title of the position * Name of organization and location with city and state * Date of employment/involvement * Description of responsibilities beginning with action verbs (see attached list) * Mention verifiable accomplishments Suggestions for describing your experiences: - Be action-oriented. They attach significance to the position being described and also draw attention to desirable traits that employers are looking for.
- Describe you experiences in terms of accomplishments including the variety of tasks performed, including progressive increases in responsibility, if any.
However, if one of these areas is especially relevant to your objective, you may choose to put this into a separate section (please see below).
Other Possibilities for Sections Choose your headings based on the background and qualifications that are of interest to the prospective employer. Sample headings include: - Honors and Awards - Professional Affiliations (participation in field of interest) - Community Service - Outstanding Accomplishments References Recruiters and managers will assume you have references therefore stating that they are available upon request is not necessary.
The big question you need to ask yourself is -- will listing this information on my resume enhance my profile and dictate that I am a suitable candidate for this role?
I like to craft my resume based on the position I am applying for.
Be sure to read about references in the interview section of this handout.