We discuss how the best resume writers for nurses work and how we can help
When applying for jobs in nursing, you’ll likely be coming from a background similar to that of many other applicants.
As such, one of the biggest challenges of putting together a nursing resume is differentiating yourself.
Hiring managers often receive hundreds of resume for a single position from other nurses who are also experienced and have strong educational backgrounds.
Resume writers are skilled at striking the right balance between addressing your day-to-day responsibilities and highlighting your accomplishments, helping you stand out from other applicants and land more interviews.
Whether you are applying for your first nursing position or looking to take the next step in your nursing career, read on to learn how working with a resume writer is a smart investment.
What should I look for in a resume writer for nursing?
When choosing a resume writer, we recommend asking about whether they have experience writing for the nursing profession.
While it’s not necessary for your writer to have real-word nursing experience, it’s helpful for them to be familiar with the profession and it’s terminology.
This familiarity will help ensure that they speak your language, enabling them to ask targeted questions to pull out your most impressive achievements.
By understanding the nuances of nursing, they’ll also be able to effectively use industry terminology within your resume, resulting in a stronger document.
That said, resume writing is a collaborative process, so your writer will also rely on you to some extent provide guidance and explanation.
What kind of nurses have you worked with?
At Resume Pilots, we have successfully helped multiple nursing applicants land interviews and new roles.
We have worked with LPNs and CNAs who transitioned to become RNs as well as RNs who studied to become CRNAs, for example.
We have prepared resumes for clients including:
- Registered Nurses (RN) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
- Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA)
- Nurse Practitioners (NP)
- Intensive Care (ICU) Nurses
- Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Nurses
- Emergency Room Nurses
- Oncology Nurses
- Military Nurses
- Nursing Managers
- Professors of Nursing
How will working with Resume Pilots help me stand out?
Our clients often ask whether the investment in working with a resume writer is worth it and how the document we produce will drive results.
Here are seven ways our resume writers can give you an advantage in the application process:
1) At Resume Pilots, we work closely with recruiters.
We have a deep understand the current hiring market and what recruiters expect to see in a resume.
2) We are a third-party, so we are disconnected from your day-to-day reality as a nurse.
We are able to provide an unbiased view as to what is important to include on your resume and what is best left out.
3) We are expert interviewers.
During your hour-long phone consultation, we will ask you pointed questions that will pull out examples from your nursing experience and education that you may not have thought to include on your own.
4) We see hundreds of resumes.
We know what works and what doesn’t when it comes to resume and cover letter writing, ensuring that you don’t make any common mistakes.
5) We have strong attention to detail.
We notice the smallest inconsistencies in punctuation, grammar, and formatting, for example, that may cause a recruiter to reject your application.
6) We know the ins and outs of how online applications work.
We'll ensure that your resume is keyword optimized and compliant with applicant tracking systems.
7) How will you optimize each section of my nursing resume?
At Resume Pilots, we write each of our clients’ resumes from scratch and tailor the content accordingly.
We pay careful attention to our resume design, formatting, and content choices, ensuring we present the factual information recruiters expect to see while helping our clients stand out.
Because your resume should serve as a high-level overview, we also recommend including a link to your LinkedIn profile, where you can provide a more comprehensive overview of your nursing experience and training.
In lieu of writing a wordy professional summary that does little to differentiate you, we include a Key Expertise section to outline your hard skills such as:
- Cardiac Care
- Chemotherapy Administration
- Emergency Room Care
- Infection Control
- Neonatal Care
- Patient Evaluation, Education, and Discharge
- Pediatric Care
- Surgery Preparation
This section will provide a quick snapshot of your abilities while naturally incorporating keywords into your resume.
If you are an experienced nurse, we’ll craft a hard-hitting career highlights section that outlines your career trajectory and most significant accomplishments.
When outlining your professional experience, we focus on creating an achievement-based document instead of simply outlining your key responsibilities.
This approach is essential to differentiating you from similar applicants.
Education & Credentials
Whether you have recently completed your ASN or BSN and are looking for your first role or are further along in your career and pursuing a master’s or PhD in nursing, we’ll present your education in the best possible light, helping ensure you get a strong return on your investment.
We include any awards and recognition you have received, helping further build your credibility and providing concrete evident to show that your hard work has been recognized by the nursing community.
As resume writers, we gauge our success based on our clients’ success, and we would be honored to work with you to help you progress in your nursing career.
About Resume Pilots
Resume Pilots is an award-winning executive resume writing, career coaching, and outplacement firm. Our previous clients include CEOs and senior executives at the world's leading companies.
Here's how we can help you:
Resume, Cover Letter, and LinkedIn Writing: After a one-hour phone consultation, one of our expert writers will prepare your top-quality personal marketing materials from scratch.
Career Transitions: A powerful combination of our document writing and career coaching services helps position you to secure a new role.
We're a proud member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches. All of our writers have studied in the Ivy League and other top-tier universities and have solid industry experience.