Nurse Resumes, just like other types of resumes, get scanned by the Employer for around 10 seconds, during which time it's fate is decided.
The ONE point my team of professional Resume Writers and I always stress upon is to have the strengths and achievements "JUMP OUT" at the Employer.
I mean, all the other information is secondary as compared to the things that you are capable of doing and the ones that you have already done and proved yourself at.
Our Team of Expert Resume Writers, have presented below, some important tips that were compiled over a period of 11 years since we've offered our Number 1, Best-Selling CV Writing Services customized for Dubai and the entire Gulf (Middle East) region.
Important Tips To Help in Creating a Nursing Resume:
- A Professional Summary listing your strongest skills and abilities in Nursing should be listed up front, such as:
admission of patients into the facility, performing physical assessments, starting I.V. drips, taking various samples for laboratory tests, performing dressing changes, administering medicines, quality control checks and most importantly interacting and comforting patients family.
This immediately gives the HR Manager an idea about you. This will kindle her/ his interest to read further about you.
- Nursing is a very specialized career, which requires the knowledge and use of software packages for entering patient data, monitor test results, etc. Be certain to list your Software Skills with your proficiency level vis-a-vis that software package.
Many Head Hunters search nurse resume databases by the specific software experience required. This increases number of Interview calls substantially.
- Change / modify your Resume while applying for different jobs. Different companies post different skill requirements and job titles, even though the core responsibilities are the same. I advise doing a little bit of research, about the particular job, before posting your Resume for it.
You should change your resume with every job application so that it lists the skills and experiences you have, that are most relevant to the job you're applying for. A tailored resume will be much more successful than a generic one, even though it means more preparation.
- If you have certifications and degrees such as
etc., be sure to highlight that, alongwith details.
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
- Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
- More than ever before, soft skills such as interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, communication, understanding etc. are very important. Try to highlight these in your Nurse Resumes.
- Point out that you will dress modestly. The Middle East region comprising of countries like United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Jordan and Egypt are Islamic countries where women and even men dress quite conservatively.
In a nursing position, you want to send the correct signals to your Employers in the best hospital facilities and nursing homes in Dubai, the UAE and the entire MENA region.
- The USA, UK, Europe, Singapore, Australia etc. are quite liberal about dress, though of course it is advisable to always dress smart. Our Resume Writing Services for these countries creates Resumes & CV's targeted towards recruiters here.
- The Gulf Countries have attracted highly Talented people from The USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Eastern Europe and others due to one main reason. There is NO INCOME TAX levied.
Backed by an unlimited supply of Oil, these countries are virtually Recession-proof. With so many people here, from across the world living and working together, you need to also point out that you are very tolerant with other people's religion and beliefs.
- Use bullet-ed points to make each responsibility and achievement stand out, instead of writing paragraphs. This is crucial as most recruiters simply scan Resumes online, they get put off if they have to read chunks of text.
- In the Nursing profession, the duties of a particular job title are pretty well defined. However, it's the accomplishments that a recruiter in an agency or a hospital facility is looking for. And, if you can back that up with numbers, like for example, Patient's administered dressings 152, Care Plan Administration 72, Patient's taught and exercised 172, etc. there's nothing like it to make you stand out from the rest of the pack.
Whether you were single handedly responsible or as part of a team, list the figures. Be very specific about the results that were achieved by your actions.
- Finally, keep your Nurse Resumes at most 2-3 pages long. Rarely 4 pages and never more than that.
What You Should Not Include in Nurse Resumes:
- An Objective Statement about what you want to do in your career, life etc. should be removed. The head hunter wants to know what you can do for the organization and it's goals rather than your own.
- "References available upon request". This is a statement best avoided. You do not want your references to be disturbed by any and every recruiter. Only when you have cleared the interviews of a job position you like, should you give the recruiter the names and contact details of your references.
- Do not include hobbies. "I like collecting coins and playing badminton". Such statements are a complete no-no.
I really do hope that you found this information helpful to create not just good Resumes, but GREAT Nurse Resumes. However, if you feel the need to let our Expert Resume Writers create a Professional Resume for you, then please visit our Resume Writing Services.
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