• Employment history and experience. Include work experience relevant to the desired position. Start with your most re- cent position and list older employment history in reverse chronologic order, with clearly labeled start and stop dates. Some nonhealthcare-related employment expe- riences may still bring relevant skills and knowledge. Skills and experience gained through a past position can be listed in this section as bullet points. Use action verbs when listing these attributes and language from the job posting to illustrate familiarity with specific skills relevant to the position. If you’ve promoted your- self using a reputable networking site, such as LinkedIn, consider including a link to your profile for more details. Just be sure that your profile mirrors your résumé. • Licensure and certifications. This criti- cal section allows hiring managers to see that you meet the minimum job require- ments. You’re visibly confirming that you’ve passed licensing boards and are recognized by your accrediting body as an RN. What if you aren’t yet an RN? In that case, you should state when you’re scheduled to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). New graduates who apply for a nursing posi- tion before taking and passing the NCLEX may have trouble securing an interview if an abundance of experienced nurses and licensed new graduates are also applying. However, nursing shortage cycles vary Advantages and disadvantages of five re ´ sume ´ formats Format/style Advantages Disadvantages Reverse chronologic: This is the most common type. Work history and experiences are listed from current to oldest. Documents continuous work over a specific period. Beneficial for those with a solid work history. Not well suited for those with gaps in their work history. Functional: Focuses on a list of skills and experiences based on current/ previous job functions. Most appropriate for those who are applying for a job after a long time of not working or those desiring a change in career areas. Doesn’t showcase an applicant’s back- ground record of continuous periods of employment. Combination/hybrid: Enlists both a chronologic list of employment and a functional account of skill sets. All skills are listed. Reveals the length of previous employment and acquired collection of skills. Skills not specific to the desired job can be a detriment. Online: Résumés are created and sub- mitted electronically in PDF or Word document formats. Accelerates the job application process. Résumés are easily accessed via saved personal documents and quickly sent to multiple hiring companies. Online formats can limit what appli- cants can include, such as the starting pay from a job several years ago. Multimedia: Use of infographic, video, and website résumés rather than tradi- tional paper or online formats.
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