1 GRADUATE RESUMES . Nursing Your success in gaining an interview for a GRADUATE CLINICAL PLACEMENTS. position or progressing further in the application Some employers require a copy of your Clinical process, hinges upon the quality of the written Placement Report, others don't. If it is not required, application you provide to the employer. use your resume as an opportunity to describe your This is your opportunity to demonstrate that you responsibilities, achievements, range of patients possess the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities treated, range of situations (remote, regional, city etc.). for the position. Try to highlight different achievements or skills gained at each placement. Don't just state generic duties.
2 Tailor your resume EMPLOYMENT HISTORY. Your resume is a marketing tool. It is essential that you tailor your resume for every job application to Begin with the most recent. Use bullet points to list increase the fit between you, the job and the employer. your responsibilities and achievements for each role - tailor these to the position. Do not leave gaps in your Due to the volume of applications, many Health resume . If you travelled or cared for a family member Departments use online application systems. You for 6 months list this. must follow the instructions to ensure your application progresses to the next stage. Each organisation's REFEREES. application process will have different requirements. Clinical Supervisor/Manager/Academic.
3 Avoid personal referees. (Usually 2 to 3 people). A role in a public health service may have a different focus from a private hospital or clinic. Your resume Optional Headings layout/style may vary according to the sector you are applying to. Professional Development Key Skills Extra-Curricular Activities Publications Emphasise your strengths as they relate to each Special Awards Volunteering particular job and match your skills and abilities to the Community Involvement Research Projects job you are applying for. Language Headings There are no set headings for a resume , although the Use professional vocabulary, negotiated', rather following headings are commonly included. Decide than worked out'. Use verbs to describe your skills what headings best promote you to a prospective and employment achievements.
4 See the Action Verb'. employer's expectations. Information Sheet for more examples. Under each heading list experiences in reverse chronological order, most recent first. Top Tips PERSONAL DETAILS Thoroughly research the organisation's application procedure to determine what is required. Name, address, phone and email. Tailor your resume to the job description/organisation. LinkedIn Profile ensure your profile is up to date. Emphasise achievements to demonstrate your Consider personalising your URL (search capacity. Customise your URL on LinkedIn). Be clear, concise and truthful. Photo, date of birth, marital/parental status and health are not required on your resume . Check page requirements if identified by the employer.
5 Use a simple, professional layout with consistent PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY/CAREER font/bullets. STATEMENT/PROFILE (Optional, 2-3 lines) Use bullet points to list your placement and This section should only be added to your resume if it employment history and associated responsibilities has been written to suit the position and organisation and achievements. you are applying to. This is your opportunity to market Check and check again for spelling and grammatical your key selling points plus state why you want the job. errors. EDUCATION Check if applicant tracking system software is Tertiary, high school (only list high school if you are a being used to short list RESUMES and modify layout if recent school leaver and have relevant achievements so.)
6 Online screening software can't read photos, to list) and other relevant training qualifications. Begin clipart, tables, fancy fonts, borders. with your Bachelor of Nursing Science. See our information sheet on Applicant Tracking Software Can a robot read your resume to ensure your resume MEMBERSHIPS. will get through any online screening tools. Include memberships of professional or industry bodies. JCU Careers and Employability JCU Careers CRICOS Provider No. 00117J. June 2021 Ph: 1800 246 446. Janice Smith 21 Calbar Place, Cairns, QLD 4870. Phone: 0412345678. Tip Use a professional email address such as your JCU Email: email and personalise/embed your LinkedIn URL. LinkedIn: janicetsmith _____. PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY / CAREER STATEMENT / PROFILE (Optional) Tip If you decide to add a I am a motivated and caring final year Nursing Science student with Professional Summary, Career a passion for rural Nursing .
7 In addition to my studies, I have over two Statement or Profile, keep it years' experience in customer service roles in medical practices and brief. Indicate what personal and I am ready to use my up-to-date skills and knowledge in my new career professional attributes you can as a Registered Nurse. bring to the position and make sure it matches the role you are applying for. EDUCATION. 2019 Current Bachelor of Nursing Science James Cook University , Cairns, QLD. Tip - Include Expected completion date: November 2021. other degrees or Tip - Only include Relevant Achievements relevant information. qualifications completed prior to Grade Point Average: (scale 1-7, 7 being highest) Think about highlights from your course, Bachelor of Awarded the XXXX scholarship.
8 Subjects, assignments Nursing Science Received High Distinction for XXXXXXX subjects. in this section. that make you stand out. 2018 Year 12 Senior Certificate Cairns State High School, QLD. Tip - Include if recent school leaver, Achievements list major school awards, prizes, Social Justice Captain, active member of the leadership position, extra-curricular Student Representative Council activities. CLINICAL PLACEMENTS. 2021 Community Child Health Centre, Cairns, Aug Oct (240 hours) Tip - How did you Progressively established therapeutic interpersonal relationships contribute to the with mothers, neonates and toddlers. ward or clinic? How Competently conducted initial consultations during home visits, did you improve your including handling neonates and assisting mothers with feeding.
9 Skills? How did you manage different Supported Buddy RN with the Infant Feeding Support Program, situations? Did you the Early Breast-Feeding Clinic and First Steps Program. receive positive Supervisor's Comment (OPTIONAL) feedback? .. Clinical Supervisor 2020 Cardiac Ward, Townsville Hospital, Aug Oct (120 hours) Tip Consider the employer you are Successfully arranged both the admission and discharge applying to and of several patients. which placements Skillfully prepared, administered and managed IV therapy are most relevant to (including additives), and safely dispensed medications. them you may Contributed to two code blues, with ABG retrieval. need to list more Gained valuable knowledge surrounding the use of CPAP points under the and BIPAP machines.
10 More relevant Supervisor's Comment (OPTIONAL) placements than others.. Clinical Supervisor Tip Listing Supervisors comments is optional. Some employers will require a copy of your placement reports, if not, consider a brief supervisor comment from your placements report to provide evidence of achievements. 2. Janice Smith 2019 General Surgery Unit, Cairns Hospital, Aug Oct (80 hours). Conducted baseline neurovascular observations for signs of post-op complications. Prepared and dressed an acute post-op wound aseptically. Safely prepared and managed the delivery of Intravenous Fluids (no additives), including hanging, priming, calculating and setting the rate. 2019 Mossman Aged Care Facility, Mossman, May June (80 hours).