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Resumes are the key to your success in catching the eye of a potential employer and convincing them of your suitability for the job. Resumes can be an enormous boon to the process of engaging a reader’s attention to make yourself look as good as you are. Conversely, however, resumes can be detrimental to a candidate’s success if they are not crafted correctly. Using this staff nurse emergency department resume sample, take a moment to observe some mistakes that are commonly made that can be easily avoided.
Don’t leave out the bullet points
Resumes are generally expected in today’s world to utilize bullet points to clear up organizational issues and to point out more relevant and important information. Without the use of bullet points, facts about work experience, education, or certifications can become muddied and lose their potential punch. WRONG: Fairview Ridges Hospital May 2012 to Current Staff Nurse, Emergency Department Burnsville, Minnesota Triage and prioritize, assess and implement care, collaborate with other members of care team, stabilize the acutely ill, administer medications, assist physicians with procedures I care for patients from diverse backgrounds and cultures, and of all age groups. RIGHT: Fairview Ridges Hospital May 2012 to Current Staff Nurse, Emergency Department Burnsville, Minnesota
It is infinitely easier for readers to access and remember information neatly separated by bullet points as opposed to messily connected by commas. Fragment sentences are acceptable, and become even more potent when divided out by bullet points.
Make sure your education is clear
Employers want to know what sort of higher education you have achieved and how that education is relevant to the position at hand. Whether you have a full certificate or degree from a university or institute or only a partial, it is important to list that information and elaborate, if you have room, on its relevancy. WRONG: St. Marys College Associate of Science: Nursing Minneapolis, Minnesota Ongoing Continuing Eduction in work related topics including triage, Critical Care Nursing, Hemodynamic Monitoring, EKG Interpretation, AACN and ENA curriculums. RIGHT: St. Marys College Completed Associate of Science: Nursing Minneapolis, Minnesota
You can also include information about your campus involvement or organizations that you were, or are, a part of. These tidbits can be useful to employers trying to understand the extent of your engagement with your collegiate institution and how much information regarding the position you have gleaned from your time there.
Make sure your resume is ordered correctly
Employers across the board have a basic idea of what a standard resume should look like. Resumes may do themselves a disservice by jumbling the standard construction and making information that should have been readily accessible more unclear by being out of order. WRONG: Professional Summary Certifications Areas of Expertise Professional Experience Education and Training RIGHT: Professional Summary Areas of Expertise Professional Experience Education and Training Certifications Keep in mind that if the sections you have included don’t fill a full page, you may consider adding a section with information that may be of use to a potential employer. For instance, this resume is a bit short for the regular length expected. To alleviate this discrepancy, the author could add a section on skills or achievements that would help bolster their candidacy. Your resume can be at its peak of impressiveness with the use of QuintCareer’s Resume Builder. Using the tips and tricks like the ones mentioned here you can be out the door with a fresh and professional resume in no time.