Nursing Resume

In-depth information on nursing resumes including The Top 10 Details to Include on a Nurse Resume and optimizing your resume for Applicant Tracking Systems.

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The Ultimate Guide to Nursing Resume Builders

Resume writing is a daunting task. This is especially true for nurses. They must contend with all of the standard challenges plus additional challenges that are unique to nursing careers. Fortunately, there are many resume builders designed to simplify the process.  However, it can be difficult for nurses to determine which are best suited to meet their unique needs. So in this article, we’ll take a look at the various options available in order to help you find a nursing resume builder that’s perfect for you. Read more

Nursing Job Online Applications

8 Things Every Nurse Ought to Know About Online Nursing Job Applications

Nursing job searches have changed dramatically over the last 20 years with the advent of applicant tracking system software designed to simplify the process for employers. However, for nurses, these systems can be difficult to navigate and repellent. While we can’t change the systems, we can provide information that will hopefully make them a little easier to navigate and more approachable. So, here are 8 things that every nurse conducting a job search ought to know about applicant tracking systems. Read more

Nursing Career Advice

8 Nursing Job Search Tips To Avoid And What To Do Instead

Nursing career advice is really easy to find. However, it’s not always good advice. In fact, while conducting research for other topics, we found that sometimes it’s downright horrible. As a result, we are compelled to share 8 bad pieces of advice on nursing job searches and offer our thoughts on what nurses should do instead. Read more

9 Mistakes to Avoid on Your Nursing Resume

9 Mistakes to Avoid on Your Nursing Resume

Writing a great nursing resume is no easy task. Nurses have more to consider than the average professional and general resume tips often don’t apply to nursing. As former nursing recruiters, we reviewed thousands of resumes. In this blog post we’ll share 9 common mistakes we came across and provide specific nursing related recommendations to fix them so you can write an excellent nursing resume. Read more

How To Write a New Grad Nursing Resume

How to Write an Exceptional New-Grad Nursing Resume

Writing a new-grad nursing resume is a daunting task for most new-grads. The fear of having no experience and being unqualified leaves many wondering what details to include. Moreover,  many new-grads wonder how to structure their nursing resume in a way that best conveys their current skill-set and value to prospective employers. As former recruiters, we reviewed thousands of new-grad resumes. In this blog post, we’ll draw on that experience to provide a comprehensive guide to creating an amazing nursing resume for new-grads. Read more

Nursing Resume Tips for Applicant Tracking Systems

16 Tips To Prepare Your Nursing Resume For Applicant Tracking Systems

We’ve spoken to countless nurses and other healthcare professionals who have expressed dismay with the now ubiquitous applicant tracking systems utilized by healthcare organizations for nursing jobs and other healthcare jobs. The most common complaint is that the applicant tracking system is like a black hole. The nurse fills out an online application, uploads their nursing resume, and then never hears a word from the employer.

We always inquire if the nurse made an attempt to optimize their nursing resume for the resume parser and the applicant tracking system. Understandably, most nurses have no idea what this means. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the importance of optimizing your resume for applicant tracking systems and offer some tips for doing so. Read more

How to Write the Best Nursing Cover Letter

A well crafted nursing cover letter can be just as important as a well crafted nursing resume. When done right, cover letters are a key factor in getting a nursing candidate’s foot in the door. Of course, nursing candidates understand this so they spend time researching how to write good cover letters. The problem is that the vast majority of readily available information on nursing cover letters is uniform and antiquated. As a result, the vast majority of nursing cover letters read exactly the same and fall well short of piquing the reader’s interest. So in this blog post, we’ll cover the basic items to review before sending a cover letter, summarize the conventional approach to nursing cover letters and discuss its shortcomings, and offer a unique formula that will wow employers and land you an interview. Read more