Christine V. asked for our assistance to help her land a management position in the nursing field. She wrote: “After being stuck in my job for years with no pay raise, I need a new resume to look for work outside my employer.”
To see how we transformed her resume, please click the before and after resumes below.
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Looking to improve your existing nursing resume?
Chances are, you are visiting this page because you are looking for a new job (or a promotion) and want some inspiration on improving your resume for nursing positions. Here are some simple ways to improve your resume if you are looking for a nursing position. If you’d like more personalized advice (absolutely free), we encourage you to request a free resume review and consultation.
- A resume written specifically for a job posting will always be more successful than a generic resume.
- Your resume should answer the question “Why do I want to hire this person?”
- Your resume is a sales document. It should be crafted to show your best skills, abilities and attributes.
- Use a skills section to showcase specific nursing skills, clinical proficiency, and certifications.
- Use medical and clinical keywords liberally. Mirror the terminology from the job posting.
- A dense resume is unattractive. Use whitespace to your advantage to create an open, easy to read resume.
- Write your resume in first person, but never use the words “I”, “me”, “my”, etc.
- Eliminate the months from your timeline. It looks better and aids in covering any employment gaps.
- Your resume needs to be a mix of tasks and accomplishments, with emphasis on accomplishments.
- Use action verbs instead of passive terms such as “responsible for”.
- Proofread your resume multiple times. Have a friend or loved one proofread it to. A single typo can get your resume tossed.
If you’d like a complete list of resume tips, please visit our blog posting, “50 Resume Writing Tips“.