Professional Resume

Professional Resume Assignment



You may have created a resume in a previous RN BSN course.  If so, use that one for this assignment.  You will need to update it with your BSN credentials and date of graduation plus any other work experiences or skills you may have added since you first wrote that resume.

First, determine whetheryou should compose anew resumeoruse the one you created in the past.Then investigate resume formats provided on the internet to see what format best showcases your experience and career highlights.

Keep in mind that resumes are concise documents that allows a perspective employer to quickly decide if you are candidate for the position and should be interviewed further as the employment process proceeds.  Don’t be surprised if you are asked to participate in a screening interview that may be held either online or over the phone.  This process narrows down the qualified applicants to those exceptional few that will be interviewed on site for the position.  Your goal is to be one of those exceptional few!

Headings most often consist of an overall career goal(s), education, past experience, notable professional accomplishments and/or special skills.  If you speak another language this is a good place to indicate what language and how proficient are you.  If you have special computer skills such as database management include that skill too. If you have a previous degree or experience such as military service, mission work, or Peace Corps, don’t forget to include those experiences too.  If you are a published author include that information along with publications.

Once you have created your resumeorcurriculumvitae,have anotherperson objectively critiqueit.Youwanttopresentyourselfprofessionally,so errorsorlackofclarityare“show- stoppers!”


  • Create aprofessional resume.

  • Demonstrate professional written communication skills.