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Your resume is the story you tell to the professional world about who you are. You want to be accurate and succinct, but you also need to make sure your hard-earned skills and accomplishments are showcased so you won’t miss the best job opportunities for you. This Primary Care Nursing resume sample has been reviewed as a guide on how to write a great resume.
Your Most Recent Accomplishments and Experience Should Come First
If you are writing a chronological resume, list most recent experience first. The hiring manager wants to see what level of professionalism you have achieved in your career, along with your most recent responsibilities and current skills. You want this information to be up front and easy to see. This resume lists licenses in a haphazard manner; they should be listed chronologically from the year they were first obtained, even if some are still current; likewise, the work history should start from your most recent position and extend backwards in time.
Your Summary Is Your Elevator Speech
The summary section is an encapsulation of the whole document so spend some time crafting this. This summary is too short and wastes space repeating the obvious objective of wanting a job. Instead, the highlights of the job seeker’s long career should be showcased here. It’s okay to indicate you are looking for a higher position as long as it matches your career progression, but be specific about the title you are seeking.
Use Bullets Instead of Paragraphs
Use bullets. If you have years of experience, likely some of it is repetitive and the reader is not going to look at all that compact text. Instead, use a few bullets that highlight the main activities of your work. Wrong: IV Therapy Staff Nurse RN301/2007 to Current ILHNew Orleans, LA Inserted peripheral IVs, placed P.I.C.C. lines (with Sapien and ultrasound), maintained all central lines, documented all duties performed and patient outcomes, therapeutic phlebotomy, adhered to infection control and hospital policies, act as role model in resource for students, orientees, and nurses, trained in placement of mid line catheters. Right: IV Therapy Staff Nurse RN301/2007 to Current ILHNew Orleans, LA
Don’t Include Too Much Information
Unless you have something of particular significance from a past position, don’t include more than 15 years of work experience. Extra text clutters the resume and adds little information about who you are. Earlier work history tends to be more basic and you probably had less responsibility; what skills you did have then you likely are still using in more recent jobs.
You want to show that you care about what you write, so attention to detail is vital. In the Skills section, this resume uses past and present tense as well as first and third person conjugated verbs. In the experience section of your resume, always use past tense except for most your current work. For the skills section, use past or present tense but not both. Your verbs should always match a first person pronoun, even though pronouns are not used on a resume. Start building your own Primary Care Nursing resume today. Visit QuintCareer’s Resume Builder and see how easy it is to make a stellar career resume.