Nursing resume writing requires you to be able to describe your qualifications to the person who will be reviewing your resume. You want to make sure everything you put on your nurse resume matches up, otherwise it will make you look unprofessional. If you're wondering what I mean when I say this, sometimes people put information on their resumes that cannot be verified. People may also get into the habit of putting information on a resume that doesn't match up with other information on the resume. There are certain types of employers who are designed to catch these types of things.
Skilled reviewers of nursing resumes use various techniques to discover information on the resume that matches up. Some of them would use a technique known as patterning, when employing this tactic the person reviewing the resume will look at specific pieces of information and then review pieces of information designed to say the same thing. If they notice any sort of discrepancy it is going to make you seem as if you are embellishing. You do not want this to happen, which is why it is important for you to make sure you prepare your nursing resume in a way where all of the information will add up.
Sometimes you will be required to write your nursing resume in a way where you will have to answer several questions about your qualifications and skills. What the person reviewing your nurse resume will do then is check for consistency of your answers as well as the things you have put on your resume to see if you are telling the truth. Now this isn't going to be the case all of the time, but it is very important to note because the nursing field and many medical types of jobs are so competitive many people look for any way they can to gain a competitive edge.
You want everything on your nursing resume to add up as this will be a very good sign of your honesty and integrity. If everything doesn't add up then you are going to lose major points and it could possibly cost you the chance to get the nursing job you want. So do not attempt to embellish on your resume in order to gain a competitive edge. Be honest about everything and trust that your skills and experience are enough to land you the job.
- Gail Esparan