Resume Tips

Galileo Resume Guide

Create or update your professional resume. Below are the tools and tips you’ll need to build a resume that best reflects your experience, expertise and professionalism. We've gathered the information from some of our favorite resume websites; see a full list in the resources and references below.
 

RESUME TEMPLATE

A great resume starts with a clean and focused layout and design. We’ve created a simple yet effective resume template in Microsoft Word format. Use the template as a guide or a basis for developing a fresh version of your current resume.

RESUME TIPS

Review each section of your resume, with the help of these quick tips, that can take your resume from good to great! Choose a section title below to review section specific tips and examples.

Contact Information

*TIPS: Be sure that this information is current and accurate.

First Last, Credentials

Address
City, State Zip
Phone
Email

Summary Qualifications

*TIPS: These bullet points contain the most impressive and powerful points of your Professional Experience resume section below. The information should complement the position you are applying for – so consider updating and rearranging the points based on the job you are going after. Focus on highlighting/collating points regarding your authority, creativity, efficiency, recognition/awards, management and communication skills. Review this info graphic for hints on what to include:

 

Professional Experience

*TIPS: A simple, readable layout is best. Having the title on the bottom of the introduction information allows for a list of multiple titles at the same facility, which is excellent if you have been in one place for many years and held many titles. Include months for Interim/Contact work, they are not necessary for full-time/long term positions.

BULLET POINTS:

1) Quantify Your Information:

How much? How often? How many? How long?
Here is an example of a statement written as a simple duty:
  • Supervised unit of a large psychiatric facility.
Here is the same duty with more details added, which tells the employer how you did your work:
  • Supervised the adolescent unit of a large psychiatric facility, specializing in eating disorders.
This certainly is an improvement, but leaves the employer wondering how many patients and how often? Here is the statement written with quantification added (in bold):
  • Supervised up to 10 staff in the 200-bed adolescent unit of a large psychiatric facility, specializing in eating disorders.

2) Consider starting bulleted points with an Action verb:

Adhered
Administered
Applied
Assessed
Assisted
Built
Collaborated
Communicated

Contributed
Decided
Delegated
Delivered
Demonstrated
Developed
Directed
Displayed

Educated
Ensured
Evaluated
Executed
Explained
Followed
Helped
Led

Listened
Managed
Measured
Negotiated
Observed
Performed
Planned
Preserved

Provided
Reacted
Reported
Responded
Scheduled
Shared
Supervised
Taught

Tracked
Trained
Treated
Updated
Wrote

3) Incorporate soft skills into your bulleted points, to round out your technical skills:

Critical thinking
Communication
Interpersonal skills
Attention to Detail

Customer service
Teamwork
Reliability
Dependability

Problem-solving
Language skills
Able to multitask
Organized

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

(Interim Layout)
HOSPITAL, CITY, STATE (Month Year-Month Year)
GALILEO SEARCH, LLC

TITLE

  • Summary of duties/purpose
  • Authority
  • Creativity
  • Efficiency
  • Recognition/awards
  • Management
  • Communication
(Interim Example)
General Hospital, Atlanta, GA (August 2014-June 2015)
GALILEO SEARCH, LLC

Interim Director of Quality

  • Responsible for the oversight and leadership for the organization’s quality assessment and performance improvement program in collaboration with the Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer
  • Responsible for the oversight and leadership of the quality department’s staff including ongoing staff development and education on quality improvement and peer review best practice standards
  • More...
(Full-Time Layout)
HOSPITAL, CITY, STATE (Year-Year)

Title

  • Summary of duties/purpose
  • Authority
  • Creativity
  • Efficiency
  • Recognition/awards
  • Management
  • Communication
(Full-Time Example)
General Hospital, Atlanta, GA (2000-2005)

Director of Quality

  • Responsible for the oversight and leadership for the organization’s quality assessment and performance improvement program in collaboration with the Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer
  • Responsible for the oversight and leadership of the quality department’s staff including ongoing staff development and education on quality improvement and peer review best practice standards
  • More...

Education

*TIPS: Include completed degrees, awarded certificates and completed training. If you have not completed a degree or other training courses, be sure to indicate that you are currently enrolled and/or how much of the training you’ve completed. Alternately, you can list your expected completion/graduation date. Above all be clear and make it obvious which educational programs you have completed, which you have completed partially and which you expect to complete. Only include those completed degrees as credentials after your name.

 

EDUCATION

(Completed Degree)
Full Degree Name (Year Completed)
College Name
City, State
Bachelors of Science in Nursing (2004)
Union University
Germantown, Tennessee
(Incompleted Degree)
Bachelors of Science in Nursing (expected graduation 2016)
Union University
Germantown, Tennessee

Licensure & Certification

*TIPS: Include active licenses and certifications, it is wise to provide both the full name and acronym; because the information should be easily understood by clinical and non-clinical (HR) readers. If the license or certification is only applicable in a particular location, include that information as well.

 

LICENSURE & CERTIFICATION

(License Example)
Name or Type of License (Active or Expiration Year)
State (if specific to a state or local)
Registered Nurse (Active)
State of New Jersey
(Certification Example)
Name or Type of Certification (Active or Expiration Year)
State/Local/National (optionally you can leave it off if it is national)
Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC) (Expiration 2020)
National

Professional Memberships

*TIPS: This should be relevant to Healthcare and support a connection with the professional community and the industry trends and research.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

(List of professional memberships)
  • Organization Name (Acronym), Your Role, Participation Date
  • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
    Arizona Chapter, Member since 2005; Chairperson (2008-20010)

Other Resources & References

1. NURSING/HEALTHCARE RESUME EXAMPLES:

https://resumegenius.com/resume/nursing-resume-sample

2. 103+ RESUME TIPS:

https://resumegenius.com/resume/resume-writing-tips

3. BUILD A RESUME (EASY, ONLINE, MINIMAL CHARGE)

https://resumegenius.com

4. PURDUE WRITING LAB, RESUMES:

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/719/03/