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 […]

Four Interview Mistakes You Need to Avoid

Have you ever done an interview and wished you could rewind the clock and redo it because you made some terrible blunders? I know the feeling. I once arrived late for an interview. I tried to blame the weather and traffic, but I could see in the eyes of my interviewers that they were not impressed. No wonder I didn’t get the job. That experience taught me to be thirty minutes early for any interview or an important appointment. There are four common mistakes people make when attending interviews that you need to avoid.     Wearing the wrong clothes Avoid […]

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 […]

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 […]

What’s The Best Resume Format For Nurses?

          You know the saying, “Save the best for last!” One of the last courses we did in nursing school was “Resume Writing.”   It was such an important course because it would open doors to our future – the icing on the cake. This was one class everyone paid attention to, because if you didn’t know how to write a resume, then how could you to get a job? Nursing school would have been a wasted four years of hard work. I can still hear the professor’s voice saying,” Write your name on the left […]