Nursing Resumes: Still Relevant in the 21st Century

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In current times, resumes are still relevant, and nurses on the job market need to pay attention to the quality of their resume and know how to tailor it for certain opportunities, along with their LinkedIn profile, cover letters and other tools in the nurse career toolbox.

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In the 21st-century landscape of nurses seeking employment, competition for jobs is high and making sure you stand out from the crowd of qualified nurse applicants is important. There are a number of tools in the nurse’s career-building toolbox, and one that still carries its weight is the good old-fashioned resume.


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Keith Carlson
Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, NC-BC, is a holistic career coach for nurses, award-winning nurse blogger, writer, podcaster, speaker, author, and popular career columnist. With two decades of nursing experience, Keith deeply understands the issues faced by 21st-century nurses. Keith’s two podcasts, RNFM Radio and The Nurse Keith Show, offer inspiration and practical support to nurses seeking to create meaningful, satisfying lives and careers. Keith’s message of savvy career management and professional satisfaction reaches tens of thousands of nurses worldwide. Keith can be found on many social media platforms---including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Instagram - as well as at and Digital Doorway.
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Valerie Wyk
12 May 2023
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28 Oct 2023
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great information
Christine Allgood
09 May 2020
Good for professional development.
Dorothy Shanks
22 Dec 2019
Basic overview of why having a resume is good
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14 Jan 2020
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11 Dec 2019
General information about the benefits of having an up to date resume.
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13 Dec 2019
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