For travel nurses or traveling healthcare professionals, it can be tough to craft a resume. After all, your place of work is probably changing frequently. But the fact remains: without a great resume chronicling your hard work and experience, hiring managers aren’t likely to give you a shot.
So, how can you create a travel healthcare resume that gets you noticed? Here are a few tips:
Include an objective.
Before you even get to the experience section of your resume, write an objective or summary of yourself and your goals at the top of the document. This is your first chance to grab the reader’s attention, so make it count. The text should demonstrate what makes you a great healthcare professional and what you’ll bring to the table. You can also include a few of your goals and what you hope to get out of the position you’re applying for.
Create a detailed work history.
Now comes the meat of your resume. It’s time to get to the business of outlining your past work history — include employment dates, facility names, and a basic job description. Try to tailor relevant past jobs to the position you’re currently applying for. Hiring managers are looking for nurses with relevant experience, so make it clear that you’re the perfect fit.
It’s also a good idea to include a list of your licenses and any certifications you have on your resume. Include state of issuance, license type (Medical Assistant, Registered Nurse, etc.), and expiration dates.
Double-check your grammar.
As is the case in any industry, a poorly edited resume won’t get you very far. Double-check your resume to make sure it’s up to par — use an online editing service or ask a recruiter for help if you need it. Sloppy mistakes can cost you jobs!
Include multiple references.
Hiring managers will likely contact your references before considering you for a job. Make sure there are several solid references listed on your resume. Not only does this boost your credibility on paper, what those references say about you on the phone can make all the difference when it comes to getting the job.