Resume Tips
"Your resume reflects your professional image, it gives the first impression about you as an asset."
  • One page: Try to keep your resume to one page, no more than two, and save it as a PDF.
  • Be concise: Use brief statements in the form of bullets or sentences.
  • Font size: 10 - 12 points and set margins to no less than 0.5 inches all around. Use a standard font like Times or Helvetica.
  • Include name, address, phone number, email, and LinkedIn URL at the top.
  • Do not use the word "I" or other first-person pronouns.
  • Always use past tense in describing past positions and use present tense for your current position(s).
  • Consistency in the usage of punctuation throughout the document. For instance, either use periods at the end of all your bullets or not.
  • Use bold, italics, and underlining formatting to break up the text and make the document easy to read.
  • Professional Summary: Always begin with a professional synopsis that states what skills, expertise, and background you bring to the table.
  • Accomplishments/Career Highlights: List the most notable accomplishments; even better, include numbers that indicate the degree of success
  • Feature Your Education/ License/Certification: List your education, naming the highest degree first including your licenses/ certifications if any.
  • Customized Experience & Technical Skills: Tailor your resume to focus on the work history and professional experience, including the start and end date of each position, as well as the facility's name where the position was held.
  • Avoid using jargon and acronyms without first spelling them out (e.g., NHS, LNP, NP, LVN).
  • Do not include personal information (e.g., birth date, marital status, interests, religious affiliations, social groups, or photograph) unless it's mandatory.
  • Include three professional references from individuals you recently worked with.
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