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Through years of experience, you are confident in your ability to get the job done with the level of professionalism it deserves. However, if your resume is full of commonly-made errors, it may tell employers the opposite things about you. Dont get overlooked because of a few errors and check out how to solve them with this expert feedback for a certified nurse midwife resume sample.
Dont discuss too much in the professional summary section
Patty is correct in utilizing the professional summary section of her resume. It gives her an opportunity to give a sales-pitch to employers about relevant skills and experience, but she writes too much in this area. This section should only be four to six lines long, and only highlight the very best about an applicant. Patty also makes a mistake in describing what a particular organization does. She would need to remove this information and shorten the section, making sure it all fits in one paragraph. WRONG: Entry level Certified Nurse Midwife and MSN.I have 22 years of experience as Registered Nurse with obstetrics as my main focus of care. The units in which I have worked are varied in size from a small community hospital with 110 deliveries per month to a Level III obstetrical unit, antepartum and NICU with 275 deliveries per month. My out of hospital obstetrical experience includes working as a high risk OB case manager for the largest health insurance carrier in Nevada and private office fetal testing. I saw approximately eight to 10 patients for fetal monitoring and biophysical profiles per day, four days a week. I am a member of the Clark County Medical Reserve Corps. MRC members are various medically trained volunteers that assist in local emergencies and disasters and local charity events and school immunizations. Before becoming an RN I worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse in labor and delivery as the on call nurse for a very small rural hospital. I learned to scrub cesarean sections and tubal ligations and other GYN procedures. Other experience during my 15 years as an LPN, obtained an EMT-II license and worked with the volunteer ambulance service. I have an excellent bedside manner and enjoy working with culturally diversified clients. My mission as a CNM is to provide community women accessible quality care and education about the importance of disease prevention and self care. RIGHT: Registered nurse with 22 years of experience with obstetrics as main focus of care, from small community hospital setting to Level III obstetrical unit, antepartum, and NICO. Experience as high-risk OB case manager. Obtained EMT-II license and dedicated to providing excellent bedside manner with culturally diverse clients. Motivated to provide community women accessible quality care and education about the importance of disease prevention and self-care.
Remove really old employment
When applicants have decades of experience, it is tempting to place it all on a resume. However, this only makes a resume overly long. Only the last 15 to 20 years of experience should make it on a resume, especially if it is the most relevant to the position being applied for. Patty includes internships and jobs from the 90s that needs to be removed.
Dont write too many work experience details
Length is always an issue for resumes that should ideally fit on two pages maximum. To make sure everything fits on as few pages as possible, each list of job duties should have at least five points but no more than eight points. Patty typically follows this rule, but she goes over this number in one of her jobs. There is a job out there waiting for you, so dont let your resume stand in your way. Take advantage of QuintCareer’s Resume Builder for a top-notch resume.