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RESUME WRITING FOR NURSES

 

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Cooled-Down Nursing Market Is Temporary, Experts Say
The job market for new college graduates going into nursing—once thought to be a “recession-proof” career—has cooled, but experts in the field say the slowdown is temporary, notes a recent article in The IN THE NEWS Commercial Appeal of Memphis (TN).  Moreover, industry insiders say, the drop in demand for new nurses needs to be viewed in context.

New data from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing show that graduates of entry-level baccalaureate (BSN) and master’s nursing programs are still much more likely to receive job offers at graduation—or soon after—than are graduates in other fields.
-A national survey of U.S. nursing school deans and directors found that 65 percent of new BSN graduates had job offers at graduation this past year. By comparison, the National Association of Colleges and Employers found that just 24 percent of new college grads across all disciplines had at least one job offer at
graduation this year.


Vanderbilt University (TN) nursing professor Peter Buerhaus, widely considered to be the U.S. expert on the employment of nurses, predicts a national shortage of more than a quarter-million nurses by 2025.
Sources: The (Memphis, TN) Commercial Appeal, November 14, 2010; American Association of Colleges of Nursing news release, November 15, 2010.


 

First some Do's and Don't's

Nursing Resumes:
 
Example 1
 
Example 2
 
Example 3
 
Example 4

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Good or Bad Resumes?
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THE RESUME

KEYWORDS:______________________________________________

-Identify Appropriate Keywords in your career area-These are words in your resume that relate to your career-I found some keywords in my profession (Career Counseling) that you can view by linking here.
Keyword examples are:

evaluate abilities, career development, personal counseling, social development of children and youth, interviewing technique, career counseling, interest and aptitude assessment tests, job search skills, strong interest inventory, focus career assessment, resume writing, interviewing techniques, emotional development needs of students, counsel individuals who are addicted to drugs, National Certified Counselor.

Make sure you look at the job description and use keywords that relate to that position.
 

1.  CONTACT INFORMATION:________________________________
-Name-14 font-address, city state zip, email phone-12 font
-Current and permanent addresses can be used
-Can use one line format to cut down space
-Click
here for example.
 

2.  OBJECTIVES:_______________________________________
Write your objective to the job and make it short and specific.


 Is this a good or bad objective??
-“While I am open to any uses of my educational achievements, I am decidedly disposed that the task of the new responsibility be so oriented as to at least partially configure so as to ultimately lead to the application of more rarefied facets of financial management as the major sphere of responsibility.”

Job Advertisement:
The Director, Career Center directs the administration of career placement/development programs and works in conjunction with academic departments to establish and enhance student internships and cooperative education programs. Responsibilities include managing the administrative policies, developing employer site and student marketing, being the primary liaison with employers, academic department heads, faculty site supervisors, students and administration, being knowledgeable of related legal issues and monitoring the University's compliance; managing department personnel by staffing, supervising, training and reviewing performance; directing on and off-campus recruiting programs including staff training and marketing to students and employers; maintaining primary responsibility for the University's career and internship fairs, including consortium relations; performing career counseling and job placement advising; representing the University at professional conferences; making career-related presentations to University and community organizations; participating in University committees as assigned and appropriate; overseeing the administration of the Student Employment Program; serving as co-chair and maintaining the Employer Advisory Board and related projects; preparing University wide and departmental summary reports and outcomes assessment; ensuring the availability of appropriate technical and library resources and assessment tools; and related duties as assigned. This position may require evening and weekend responsibilities.

Qualifications: Master's degree in Student Personnel Services, Student Affairs, Counseling, Business Administration, Human Resources, or a related field required; minimum of 5 years of work experience as a manager or director in recruitment and/or placement, preferably in a higher education environment; must be customer service oriented; possess strong verbal and written communication skills; must have the ability to enhance the use of technology in meeting department and student needs; and must present evidence of successful leadership in career services or a related field.

GOOD OR BAD??
Objective:
To obtain the Director of the Career Center at Robert Morris University to utilize my 10 plus years of experience in Career Services and to continue to be on the cutting edge of career technology

-Click here for examples of Objectives. 

3.  EDUCATION:______________________________________

-List your most recent degree first.  List your degree, major, gpa (if over 3.0 both overall and in major), date and university, city and state. 
-You can also list your school-Fulton, Perdue, Henson, Seidel if you choose too.
-Any certifications can be listed.
-Finally you can list Relevant Courses in this section or create a separate functional section for them.

-Click here for Education Examples. 

4.  RELEVANT COURSEWORK:_________________________
-List Relevant Coursework only if it directly relates to the job.  If you have other entries that are more important, use them.  Those other entries could be internships, volunteer work, related experience, awards, activities, etc.   Also you could list this section within the Education section. If you choose to use this section you can do it in 2 ways. 
1. Simply list the classes in a column format
2. List to or three courses and describe them.  Make the title of the course stand out and use action verbs in your descriptions.
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here for Relevant Coursework examples. 

5.  STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE/LANGUAGES:_________________

-List any study abroad experience in a section by itself or within the Education Section.  Same with Foreign Languages.
-Click
here for Study Abroad-Languages Examples. 

6.  EXPERIENCE SECTION OF YOUR RESUME:________________
-Related Experience-Should be title first and title stands out-use action verbs.  Do a bulleted list or a wrap-a-round format.
-Work Experience-Same as above
-Volunteer Experience-Same as above
-Click
here for Experience Examples. 

7.  HONORS/ACTIVITIES/_______________________________
-Use this section to highlight any other areas that may be important to the job.  Titles to this section could be:
*Awards/Honors
*Volunteer Work
*Community Services
*Certificates Earned
Click
here for Honors-Activities-Volunteer Examples.

 (rcendicott@salisbury.edu-meredith)

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