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Secrets from our Nurse Recruiters – How to Write the Perfect Resume

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Secrets from our Nurse Recruiters – How to Write the Perfect Resume

Have you ever wondered exactly what nurse recruiters are looking for when reviewing your resume? Or what you can do to make your resume stand out among a sea of applicants? Well, we asked our own Baton Rouge General recruiters these same questions and here’s what they told us are the secrets to a hire-worthy resume.

Include keywords from the job description

It is important to make sure that your resume speaks to the position you are applying for and is not too generic. The best way to accomplish this is to thoroughly read through the description of the job you’re applying for and update your experience to reflect the skills and requirements of the position. Take note of keywords listed more than once in the description and include those words in your resume summary and experience. Not only does this help your resume stand out, but it shows you took the time to be thoughtful about the position you are applying for.

Include data to demonstrate your achievements

Another way our recruiters say you can make your resume really stand out is to include quantifiable data to showcase your experience. Examples of this include number of patients cared for on a unit, number of patients you provided specific care to like wound care, tracheotomies, or meal plans. If you’ve ever managed a team of nurses or CNAs, quantify how many. Data not only shows what you can do, but how you can add value to the organization. Research shows that including numbers on your resume can increase your interview chances by 40%.

Keep your resume concise

The average recruiter spends six seconds looking at a resume, and while our recruiters spend more time than this reviewing each applicant’s resume, they still say the best resumes are clear and concise. Your most recent and relevant experience should be listed first and while you don’t have to cram years’ worth of experience onto one page you should still limit the length of your resume to around two.

Other tips from our BRG nurse recruiters are:

  • Make sure your resume is always up-to-date and complete
  • Use action words to show off your skills
  • Include transferable skills
If you are interested in learning more about the professional development opportunities and incentives offered through a nursing career at BRG call or text a recruiter today at (985) 606-9061