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I would like to put a resume together , upon completion of this course for a director position, my facility will not have a postion available and I would like to start now and be ahead of the game. Unfortunately I am not all that great with resume writing and alll the duties we have in our field well I might overlook something >

So if anyone has any help in this matter I would greatly appreciate it .

 

Thanks ,

Gwendolyn

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I would like to put a resume together , upon completion of this course for a director position, my facility will not have a postion available and I would like to start now and be ahead of the game. Unfortunately I am not all that great with resume writing and alll the duties we have in our field well I might overlook something >

So if anyone has any help in this matter I would greatly appreciate it .

 

Thanks ,

Gwendolyn

 

Hi Gwendolyn.

 

First, I would recommend going to a book store like Borders or Barnes and Noble and purchasing a book on resumes. The styles that are preferred change quite often. Find out what it preferred right now.

 

Make sure you read the rules of a resume in the book and look on the internet for tips of writing a great resume.

 

You need to put yourself ahead of everyone else in the pack. What will set you apart from the rest of the people? What gifts can you bring to the job that will help you stand out?

 

Look for verbs to help you describe what you have done. You can look up "verbs to use in a resume" on the internet and they have some great suggestions.

 

Adminstrators are looking for go getters. They want people who take initiative. Have you created something that wasn't in the program at the facility before you worked there? Have you contacted the media to do articles about the facility and its programs?

 

Administrators are looking for creative people too. Anything creative in your background? Any creative hobbies that your have done with Residents.

 

They also look for people who are responsible and are team players. How can you make that come through on your resume? Can you say that you collaborated with other departments to make events happen?

 

Go to the facilities where you apply and drop them off in person. And let your personality shine through. Smile at the person you give it to. They will tell the administrator that you seemed very nice. There's a kudos to you right off the bat. And send a thank you note to the person who took the resume.That really goes over well!

 

Good luck!

Elaine

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I agree with Elaine on her input.

 

I just had my resume done professionally. They gave me homework. I had to write down everything that I did as part of my job. Then I had to write down accomplishments - things that made a positive difference in the facility, things that saved or brought in $$, things that helped meet standards, things that improved communication, things that aided quality of life...... I suggest making those lists and adding to it as you think of things you do regularly, and things that have positively impacted the facility. Stress the work that you do as part of the Team- care planning, policy and procedure writing, safety, Performance Improvement (e.g. Quality Assurance). Administrators want to know that you work well with others. We do way more than we think we do.

 

For me, having my resume done professionally was very helpful, although a little costly. About $500. Linda M.

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I had the same experience as Linda - I hired someone to have my resume professionally written.

 

Funny thing, I soon realized I was doing most of the work. See, the company does not know anything about you. So you are going to have to write it down for them. And once you are writing it down... well, you kinda did most of the work!

 

Here is my advise: read a few guides about resume writing (i.e. here and here), see examples of what other people (i.e. here), get a good template, and then just put it all together into a masterpiece. 

 

Nobody knows you better then you. You just need to read a little on how it's done, and have the right tools.

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Resume? One of the most popular questions now, didn’t it? You may need your writing skill almost every year, so I think it is worse studying. Of cause, all those top 5 resume writing services still exist, but you should know that the subject of writing to be able to understand if they write correctly and with a high presence of quality. So there are no simple ways now, you can’t buy something if you don’t know what are you buying. 

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