In the know: Be sure to include these items on your resume

Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, October 13, 2008

Your goal is to impress anyone who may see your resume come across their desk. A well constructed resume will set itself apart from the dozens of others your potential employer sees on a daily basis.

When putting yours together, make sure to include:

  • Volunteer work, if you have participated in a substantial amount. This shows you have initiative, a commitment to civic duty, self-motivation, and leadership and communication skills.
  • Education, listed by the highest level reached first. This section becomes less important as you gain experience as a registered nurse. Once you have acquired several years of applicable work history, you should put education after your employment history.
  • Secondary languages. Given the increased diversity in our country, bilingualism is seen as a major plus-point by organizations. List this only if you are fluent in a second language. This means you are able to converse and interpret for others on your team.

Source: Stressed Out About Your First Year of Nursing, HCPro, Inc. 2006. Be sure to pick up your copy today!


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