So You Want To Be A Nurse — But Which Job Is Right For You?
There is little argument that the medical profession in general and the nursing field specifically is growing at an astronomical rate. In fact, the demand for nursing positions will grow faster in the next 10 years than in any other field. This is great news for those interested in pursuing a medical career, and the opportunities are almost boundless.
Yet as great as the demand is for nurses around the country, there is the inevitable competition among those seeking the top jobs in the field. So for many, the question arises. How do you get ahead of the competition? The short answer is to follow a few fundamentals that will make you successful. Here’s the short list:
- Know your profession — The best way to get ahead in a job is to be good at the job. Knowledge and good performance is always rewarded. So learn your job well.
- Be confident and proud of what you do — You are working in a noble field in service of others.
- Think in large terms about your career — This includes creating the best resume possible and asking yourself extremely honest questions about what you want to achieve, which areas of nursing and medicine you are most interested in and what you ultimately want to achieve over your working career.
Beginning Your Job Search
Once you have completed your nurse training, you are ready to enter the workforce. Here are some tips:
- Get Your Resume In Order — It is important to have all aspects of your training and expertise well articulated in a succinct document that catches the reader’s eye. Your resume is your business card, and while you are quite proud of your achievements, be sure to keep it readable and easy to scan. Use bullet points, concise language and readable fonts. You’ll face a lot of competition in your job search, so your resume is the first thing you’ll want to perfect in placing yourself above and beyond other job seekers.
- Experience and education — Healthcare hiring managers base their decisions largely on experience and education. Be sure to highlight specific knowledge and experience you have, and frame it in a way that is relevant for the job at hand. Detai your license qualifications, grants, academic honors, scholarships, clinical experience and other things that are specific to your resume. And be sure to make it look great. Use easy to read formats and an attractive design. Pay attention to phrasing and structure, and to this end, you may want to consider a professional resume service.
The blue sky scrubs Article Series
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