Words that Make your Resume get Noticed

With all the resumes recruiters have to read, it’s important that you use the right words to get your resume noticed and put in the ‘potential employee’ pile, -not the ‘forget about’ pile and eventually tossed out. Can you imagine how many resumes one recruiter has to read? They easily run out of patience and only focus on impressive ones. In this article, I want us to look at five tips that will get your resume noticed.   Use the first person voice The way you word your sentences should be in the first person narrative. Avoid sentences like; “we […]

How You Can Fill the Gaps in Your Resume

                      You may be unemployed for a while, and when you look to update your resume, you may not know how to explain the years you were out of a job. Your prospective employer will question why you have gaps in your resume that do not reflect in your favor. Should you stop working for any reason, be it voluntary, or you get fired, think about things you could do that would reflect well on your resume when you seek employment. In this article, I want to discuss three ways […]

10 Mistakes Nurses Should Avoid Making on LinkedIn

Knowing why you use LinkedIn is important because you will avoid mistakes that make you look ridiculous. There are several reasons why people use LinkedIn. Some common reasons include:     Building your professional profile If you are seeking a job, you want your profile to appear well written and attractive. It should have all the ingredients that make for a good employee and be as good as a cover letter. It should be your selling tool. Getting news Other people use the service to get the latest news. I, for instance, like to read trends in business and in […]

What Not to Include in Your Resignation Letter

From time to time nurses will resign for various reasons. I once worked with a male nurse who was so fed up of working the night shift. Each time he requested to work on day shift, he was told there was no opening. He got so frustrated that he applied to another facility in the next town. When he got a job working the day position, he showed me his resignation letter, and it went something like this; “I quit!  I’m fed up, pay me for my PTO and sick days, my last working day is 7th July. Thank God!” […]

5 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Resume

Nurses need to write resumes that are unique and impressive. In this article, I want to discuss the five common mistakes that you want to avoid. Too Long There is no rule as to what length your resume should be; however, if it is longer than two pages, it may not be read. The first page should catch the attention of the recruiter and be concise. If it is longer than one page, whatever is on page two should be new and relevant information. Some nurses write resumes that are three to four pages long. Unless you are applying for […]

6 Common Cover Letter Errors You Need To Avoid.

    When applying for a job, a cover letter shows that you are interested and care about the job. It also serves to introduce you to the employer and explain why you are sending your resume.   Some people argue that employers receive too many resumes, and a cover letter is not necessary because no one will read it. But there are other employers who love to read a cover letter. In fact, when your resume does not have one, some employers automatically disqualify you. When job hunting, you do not know if the company you apply to will […]