Have you ever wondered how to create a killer resume especially if you are applying as a CNA?
Many candidates think that this is not necessary, as skills that they have are enough to get them noticed. Those who think so are quite wrong. This is because employers and recruiters have to browse through hundreds of resumes every day. If your resume does not look impressive, chances are that you will not get notice and will lose a chance to get called for an interview.
There are a few tips that you should follow win order to create that killer resume and appear to be a cut above the rest.
• Executive summary: This is the first thing that the recruiters notice. This statement should be very short but too the point and state how you would be able to benefit the organization that you would be hired. Foe example, you can write: “Working as a delivery nurse aide for more than 2 years. I seek to work in a health care organization where I will be able to help the patients and make them comfortable.”
• Professional skills summary: This is one section where you can highlight you skill set in detail. A very good way to do it is to write down your points in bullet form, so that the recruiter will not have to search for the various skills. For example: excellent communication skills; able to work under pressure; have undergone training as a delivery nursing assistant; certification in CRP; ability to train new recruits; can lift 40 lbs easily etc.
• Educational qualification: Mention the education that you have received, the school and the year of passing. Mention your highest education and your certification. For example: “High School diploma from Overland Park, Kansas in 2010; CNA training from Healing Touch Hospital, Overland Park, 2011”
• Work history: This section should be written in a very clear precise manner, as most of the recruiters look for past experience for hiring people. Start with your recent employer and end with your first employer. Mention the date from which you were employed here and the left. Also mention the various duties you were entrusted during your tenure. If you received any promotion, mention it in this section.
• References: Write down at least two to three references, as it appears that you are willing to let your recruiters check if you were in good terms with your previous organizations. This is something desirable that recruiters look for in a resume. If you do not want to mention the references in your resume, you can state “Available on request.”
• Achievements: This is another section where you have a chance to highlight something about yourself. If you received any awards or promotion(s), appreciation, it should be mentioned here. If you want to make the career in nursing then you need to know each and everything about it.
Here are few of the things that you should take care of when you write your resume:
• Avoid writing in a very descriptive manner. It might take the attention away from the main point.
• Write the most important thing first; those things that are most relevant to the position that you are applying for. If you were in some other profession previously, do not mention it in detail unless it is asked.
• Do not write more than 2 pages; most of the recruiters do not bother to read the resume beyond that
• Do not bad mouth your previous employers in your resume
• Avoid providing personal details like marital status, race and so on, unless your employer has mentioned it in the advertisement
The above points would definitely show you how to create a killer resume if you are applying as a CNA. After you write down all the points, show it to a friend to see if you have made any grammatical or spelling errors.