Bring Your Job Search Into the 21st Century

On April 18, 2017, in Nursing resume, by Rosa Elizabeth, CMRW

nursing_twitterResume for the 21st Century

As you prepare to change nursing careers or find a new healthcare job — you now need more than just a black and white resume to net that position you desire.

Sure, getting your phone to ring with any old resume might be good enough for some — but, what if you can strategically lure the type of jobs that make you happy.

 

Presentation Resume

 

The presentation resume version is the one most familiar to job hunters. This presentation resume is your MS Word resume. The resume has evolved just like everything else; it is no longer a simple document listing your employers, accountabilities, and all your clinical skills – oh, no! This resume is now a marketing campaign that lures employers with what they desire the most from their care team.

 

What this new resume must answer:

  1. Why you and not someone else?
  2. Why nursing?
  3. How are you a better choice?

 

Electronic Resume

 

Nowadays, computers are doing the sorting, but people are still making the hiring decisions. Make sure you have strategically balanced persuasive copy wit resume keywords.

Your electronic resume is prepared for transmission via e-mail and online job banks. It is formatted as an ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange). Have you ever noticed that when you paste your  MS Word resume into an online job bank or even via email, it becomes distorted? This is because the formatting has changed. By creating an e-resume, you will ensure your reader reads your resume. An e-resume is not as attractive, but it will get your information across. I recommend my clients to paste an electronic resume into their e-mail body, underneath their cover letter, whenever they are e-mailing a Presentation resume as an attachment.

By creating an e-resume, you will ensure your reader reads your resume. An e-resume is not as attractive, but it will get your information across. I recommend my clients to paste an electronic resume into their e-mail body, underneath their cover letter, whenever they are e-mailing a Presentation resume as an attachment.

 

Web Resume

 

A web resume is just that,  a web page as a resume. Your web resume is a fantastic tool for the following reasons:

  1. It will be on the Internet and available 24 hours a day.
  2. Control your brands. You need to steer recruiters and employers to your website, so you influence them favorably.
  3. You can make copies available for printing right from your Web Resume.  You can have a PDF, Word, and Plain text version available for printing right off the page.

 

Cover Letter

 

Do I need a cover letter? Yes, you do! Not only do you want to make sure your cover letter is keyword rich so that you optimize your online submission results, but you also want to make a genuine connection.  A cover letter is vital when you are trying to make an impression. When your cover letter is well written and strategically — not just anther rehash of your resume — it will sway the hiring authority.

Reference Letter

 

References no longer belong on the resume. Always bring a list of references to your interview. Use the same style of paper you used for your resume and use the same letterhead as your resume.

Include the person’s name, contact number, company name, and how long you have known them.

Be sure to contact your references before someone else calls them. It would be best to send your references a copy of your resume so that they know what qualities to focus on when that phone call comes through. Everything on your résumé must be supported.

 

Thank You Letters

 

Thank You letters can help you win that job! Always follow up an interview with an excellent Thank You letter. Touch upon what you conversation during the interview, bring up an impressive point, and reiterate how much you desire that job. Highlight the key contributions you will make. Always talk and write benefits for the company.

This is also an excellent opportunity to make up for any weak interview performances. If you missed a chance to align your competencies with their ideal candidate, be sure to address in concerns in your cover letter.

 

LinkedIn Profiles

 

Today’s recruiting strategies are social — make no mistake that employers will be searching for your social footprint. Other than Facebook, what have you done to maintain your online image nurtured, polished, and credible?

There you have it. For information on how you can hire us to boost your career and demand the salary you deserve, please contact us or place your order today.

 

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