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Stellar resumes are crucial to landing your dream job in any field. To help you craft your own resume, we’ve taken a hospice nursing resume sample and gathered advice from our experts about how to fix any issues. Read below to see what our experts had to say, and then apply the advice to your own perfect resume.
Keep a consistent verb tense
Keeping a consistent verb tense is something that many resume writers struggle with. The rule of thumb is that you want to use present tense for any job you’re still doing, and past tense for any position you no longer have. Avoid replacing gerunds (-ing words) with verbs, as this is also inconsistent. Wrong: Responding to all staffing concerns, as well as complex patient conditions to include changes in acuity, access to care, patient complaints, or loss offering support to hospital staff and families. Initiated a staffing arrangement that was compassionate to staff and improved resolution of staffing needs improving moral as well as patient quality of care. Communication with CEO, and Unit managers to provide cost effective, quality care to every patient in a small rural hospital. Right: Responded to all staffing concerns, as well as complex patient conditions to include changes in acuity, access to care, patient complaints, or loss offering support to hospital staff and families. Initiated a staffing arrangement that was compassionate to staff and improved resolution of staffing needs, improving morale as well as patient quality of care. Communicated with CEO and Unit managers to provide cost effective, quality care to every patient in a small rural hospital. As you can see from the two examples above, the sample inconsistently went back and forth between gerunds and past tense. This issue was fixed, along with minor grammar and spelling corrections. While verb tense may seem like a minor issue, it can bring a resume down from being superb to just good.
List sections in order of importance
When a potential employer reads your resume, he or she most likely only has moments to do so before moving on to something else. For this reason, you’ll want to put your most important information toward the top, and then list everything else in order of importance. Here is an example of how to order the sections following Experience: Skill Highlights
Make your professional summary unique
A professional summary should be more than just a sentence about your experience. It should also tell employers why you’re the right fit for the job. In addition to listing your job title and area of focus, make reference to what you can bring to the company. In other words, why do they need you above others? In this sample, the applicant is looking for a hospice position, which is different from her current job. She’ll want to make note of that in her summary: Professional Summary Family-focused Registered Nurse with 15 plus years of experience in Civilian and Military Women’s and Children’s Health. Published research in professional journals and received military medals of honor. Seeking hospice nursing position in order to work one-on-one with clients, utilizing communication strengths and depth of knowledge. Now this summary lists not just what the applicant has done, but also what she wants to do in the future. The tips above can help you write your own hospice nursing resume. To get started on your personal resume, check out QuintCareer’s resume builder.