Whether or not you get called for an interview depends, almost entirely, on your resume. Make sure you create a resume that is effective and accurate. LiveCareer can help by offering expert advice and tips. Take a look at the following home care registered nurse resume sample to see what you can do to improve your resume and what mistakes to avoid.
First things first, understand what sections are expected to be included. The standard order of sections has been established because it is most helpful for employers, but it also maximizes your chances by organizing the information in such a way that readers are most likely to get hooked and read all the way through. Here are the mandatory sections: Summary, Skills, Experience, Education In addition to these, there are a few optional sections you can include. Most commonly, Accomplishments are added right before the experience section, and Affiliations or Certifications is added at the end. Only include these sections if you have especially impressive and worthwhile information to include that best fits within a new section.
Manage your length
The length of your resume is surprisingly important. Unless you have more than 10 years of experience, make sure your entire resume fits on a single page. This resume has the opposite problem, which is more hurtful. A resume that only covers half the page, as this one does, looks incredibly bad to employers. How can this be fixed? To start, as you have probably noticed, this resume is missing the skills section. This should be two columns of three or four bullets that details highlighted skills. This will go a long way toward reaching the appropriate length, but adding one of the optional sections will also make the resume stronger. Note that the final bullet in the experience section details certification information. This information would be better suited in a separate certification section. The writer could even include an accomplishments or awards section if they have enough information to fill it out. If these steps were taken, the resume would already nearly fill the page.
Have a strong summary
Now we can begin discussing mistakes with the sections that are included. First, take a look at the summary. First, the objective information should be removed. Including goals used to be standard, but your objectives can now be assumed by employers. The highlights are actually very well written. You should include an overview of your experiences, as well as some personal traits and skills. Total, your resume should be four lines, so if the objectives were taken out, this summary would be perfect.
Format your experiences
Finally, the experience section needs work. The biggest problem with this section is the lack of information. Five different jobs are listed, but follow up information is only provided the first two. One of the positions does not even include the job title. After each position, five to eight bullet points should be included that detail responsibilities and skills that were acquired from each experience. The older or less important jobs can feature fewer bullets, but you should never include a position without any information about it whatsoever. When writing a bullet, make sure to remove all personal pronouns and to start with an action verb. Instead of writing, Pediatric clients it should look more like, Provided home and health center care for pediatric clients Think about what experiences you have had, and how they will benefit your career. Then state these directly in your resume. Use QuintCareer’s resume builder to get started. We provide all the information you need to create a resume that completely and accurately emphasizes your abilities and experiences for employers.