Every good job begins with a good resume. As your go-to resume professionals, weve partnered with our experts to show you changes we would make to a real resume. Use the information below to help you write your own childbirth instructor resume that will help land you the job you want.
Use a consistent verb tense
As a hard and fast rule, in a resumes experience section, current positions should have verbs in present tense, while past positions should use past tense verbs. In this resume, the applicant switches between present and past tense verbs throughout her experience section. Wrong:
We also made necessary fixes in punctuation, and deleted my from the fifth bullet point. Youll notice that we retained past tense for the fourth bullet point, as this was most likely a one-time occurrence that did happen in the past.
Add a space between jobs
The applicants experience section is a little difficult to read, because she didnt use spaces between each position. Without the spaces, the jobs run together visually on the page. To fix this issue, jobs should be listed in the following manner: Registered Nurse XX Hospital
Registered Nurse XX Hospital
The simple break in text alerts the reader that two separate positions are listed, each with their own job duties. This also helps separate the information that is right-aligned, like dates and locations of employment.
Dont include GPA if not a recent graduate
For your education section, youll want to list the name of your school, your degree, and your major, but not your GPA. If you have a high GPA, you can replace the numeric distinctions with their Latin equivalents. For example, cum laude represents a GPA between approximately 3.5 and 3.7, magna cum laude is used for GPAs that are roughly 3.8 to 3.9, and summa cum laude is for a 4.0 GPA or higher. Wrong: Master of Science: Nursing Educator2014 Chamberlain College of NursingDowners Grove, IL, USA 3.95 GPA Right: Master of Science: Nursing Educator2014 Chamberlain College of NursingDowners Grove, IL, USA Summa Cum Laude
Proofreading is vitally important. This resume has many punctuation errors that can be easily identified in Microsoft Word or equivalent. Most potential employers will consider any resume poorly written if it has multiple errors, no matter how good the actual content is. For an example of the mistakes made in this resume, compare the original with our rewrite. Wrong:
These simple changes in punctuation elevate the quality of the content, and they help show that you have an eye for detail, a commitment to excellence, and strong writing skills. The information weve presented can be applied to any resume. To craft your perfect childbirth instructor resume, you can get even more support through QuintCareer’s Resume Builder.