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Only Include Five to Eight Bullets in a Work History List
Including your work history is essential to a future employer who wants to see what qualifies you for the job. However, if it is written out wrong, it can get long and daunting to take a look at. As you list your duties and responsibilities in each particular job, pick out anywhere from five to eight that are the most important and that will look the best on your resume. If you are really excited about the other accomplishments while at that particular job, go ahead and create a separate accomplishments section further on down the page.
List Work History in Backwards Chronological Order
When you create a list of previous jobs, you should always start with the most current position you have held. If you currently have a job, that is the one that should be listed first. In this example, there are various job titles, but only a few dates. The RN Staff Nurse at Holden Rehab and Nursing Facility from September 2010 to current should be listed first because it is a current position. The jobs that do not have a date listed after them should have a date assigned to them. There are far too many on this resume, and it would be more efficient and tidy to list only the three that have the dates with them, with the September 2011 to March 2013 job second, and the January 2003 to January 2011 job third. Again, accomplishments from the other positions could be listed later as just that: accomplishments.
Never Write in a Paragraph When a List Is Sufficient
A list is easier to read and more inviting for a hiring manager to look at. In the sample’s additional information section, everything seems to flow together. A more effective approach would be to fan it out in a bullet list. WRONG:
The Licenses and Certifications at the end should be put in the education section earlier in the resume because it is a part of the applicant’s educational process.
Add Something That Showcases Your Abilities
Your resume will probably be among other applications. You want something on there that will make it stand out above that rest, and which will tell the hiring manager that you will bring something unique to the company if hired. This sample has nothing that will create this effect. Yours may look something like this: Summary: Experienced and compassionate RN nursing supervisor with 12 years of experience. Excels at delegating staff responsibilities, leading nurse personnel, completing nurse assessments and being a liaison between patients, physicians and nurses. Seeking a position to increase leadership responsibilities with learned and acquired skills to assist employer. As you read through the RN nursing supervisor resume sample and these changes that have been made, make some notes to transfer to your own application. To really create a standout resume that will get you an interview, use QuintCareer’s Resume Builder.