7 Tips to Create a Digital Nursing CV
<p>As the global demand for nurses grows, healthcare institutions are competing for top nursing talent. While this might seem like a job seeker&#8217;s market, the competition for nursing positions, especially overseas employment, means you have to put extra effort into your CV to stand out from the crowd.<strong>&nbsp;In this guide on how to create a digital nursing CV, we cover:</strong></p> <ul><li><a href="#personal-statement">Personal Statement</a></li><li><a href="#skills">Skills</a></li><li><a href="#experience">Experience</a>&nbsp;</li><li><a href="#education-qualifications">Education and Qualifications</a></li><li><a href="#formatting">Formatting your digital CV</a></li><li><a href="#updating">Updating your digital CV</a></li><li><a href="#sharing">Sharing your digital CV</a></li></ul> <p></p> <h2>Why do I need a digital CV?</h2> <p>Your <a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/ultimate-digital-cv/">digital CV </a>should tell potential employers about your skills, experience, and suitability for the job. In fact, it is the first impression you give potential employers and if done well, will help you get through the hiring process. Tools like TrueProfile.io let you create a digital nursing CV and share it with potential employers on demand. <strong>Benefits include:</strong></p> <ul><li>Candidates looking for overseas employment are more likely to get hired if they can present their CV upon request.&nbsp;</li><li>A digital resume allows you to build on your personal brand&nbsp;</li><li>Digital CVs are quicker and cheaper to update and share&nbsp;</li></ul> <p></p> <p><strong>Here are the important elements of a digital nursing CV that will make you stand out from the crowd:</strong></p> <h2 id="personal-statement">1. Personal Statement&nbsp;</h2> <p>A personal statement on your CV gives recruiters and potential employers a summary of your professional experience or career objectives. Well-written personal statements should include information on who you are, the value you can bring to an organization and your career objectives.&nbsp;Your personal statement should also highlight the things you enjoy about your job and the characteristics that make you ideal for the job.&nbsp;</p> <p>The next step in writing your personal statement is to communicate your suitability for the advertised position. Be sure to highlight the skills and achievements that are directly related to the job position.&nbsp;Read the job description keenly to determine which skills that are important for the job position.&nbsp;</p> <h2 id="skills">2. Skills Section</h2> <p>The skills section lists your marketable skills, including hard and soft skills that make you the right candidate for a position. You should write this section based on the job description to capture the skills and competencies that the ideal candidate should have.&nbsp;</p> <p>Practical and clinical knowledge is important, so make sure you include it on your resume. <strong>Other desirable hard skills to include are:</strong></p> <ul><li>Emergency care</li><li>Urgent care</li><li>Monitoring vital signs&nbsp;</li><li>Patient safety&nbsp;</li><li>Technology skills</li><li>Administering medications</li><li>Educating patients and families</li><li>Developing and implementing care plans for different patients&nbsp;</li><li>Gathering information systematically to determine patient needs&nbsp;</li><li>Operating and maintaining medical equipment&nbsp;</li><li>Providing pre-and post-operative care for patients with various conditions</li></ul> <p></p> <p>Soft skills are also critical to succeed in the nursing profession. <strong>Some important soft skills include:</strong></p> <ul><li>Communication</li><li>Professionalism</li><li>Problem-solving</li><li>Critical thinking</li><li>Leadership&nbsp;</li><li>Teamwork&nbsp;</li><li>Time management&nbsp;</li><li>Ethics</li><li>Dependability&nbsp;</li><li>Compassion&nbsp;</li></ul> <p></p> <h2 id="experience">3. Experience</h2> <p>Your work experience is critical to tell recruiters and potential employers about your employment history. It tells your employers about the knowledge you have and the accomplishments you could achieve if hired. In this section, you should include:</p> <ul><li>The hospitals or institutions you worked for</li><li>The location(s) you worked at</li><li>Employment dates</li><li>Your responsibilities&nbsp;</li><li>Your accomplishments</li></ul> <p></p> <p>Each bullet point highlighting your responsibilities and accomplishments should start with an action verb. <strong>Some of these words include:</strong></p> <ul><li>Administered</li><li>Treated</li><li>Measured</li><li>Oversaw</li><li>Specialized</li><li>Led&nbsp;&nbsp;</li></ul> <p></p> <h2 id="education-qualifications">4. Education and Qualifications&nbsp;</h2> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large is-resized"><img loading="lazy" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/10/shutterstock_1919287649-1024x535.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-12744" width="610" height="318" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/10/shutterstock_1919287649-1024x535.jpg 1024w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/10/shutterstock_1919287649-300x157.jpg 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/10/shutterstock_1919287649-768x401.jpg 768w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/10/shutterstock_1919287649.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px" /><figcaption>Practical and clinical knowledge is important, so make sure you include it on your digital nursing CV</figcaption></figure> <p>Your education section should include the school, location, degree, and graduation date (or expected graduation date). List the degrees you have earned, for instance, an AND, ASN, BSN, or MSN.</p> <p>If you do not have much work experience to date, add details of any awards, certifications, or other scholarly achievements.</p> <h2 id="formatting">5. Formatting Your Digital CV</h2> <p>A CV-building tool, like myTrueProfile, will help you to gather and format your CV information. To start this process, <a href="https://sso.trueprofile.io/login" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">log in to your myTrueProfile</a> page, where you can complete the following sections:</p> <ul><li>Personal Info&nbsp;</li><li><a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/mytrueprofile-digital-cv-highlights-professional-info" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Professional Info</a></li><li><a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/mytrueprofile-digital-cv-highlights-work-experience" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Work Experience</a></li><li><a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/mytrueprofile-digital-cv-highlight-your-education" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Education</a></li><li><a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/showcase-your-language-skills-on-your-digital-resume" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Languages</a></li></ul> <p></p> <p>You can also use your myTrueProfile page to store your licensing information, verified documents, identity verifications, reports, and good standing certificates. These documents are important for recruiters offering overseas employment as they can verify both your identity and credentials.&nbsp;</p> <ul><li><a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/mytrueprofile-digital-cv-highlights-license" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">License</a></li><li><a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/mytrueprofile-digital-cv-highlights-identity" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Identity</a></li><li>Good Standing Certificate</li><li>Reports</li></ul> <p></p> <h2 id="updating">6. Keeping Your Digital CV Updated</h2> <p>Your CV should grow as your work experience grows; therefore, you should keep it regularly updated with your latest achievements, skills, accomplishments, training, and certifications. Your CV should be complete and up-to-date at all times.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Here are some tips to keep your CV updated:</strong></p> <ul><li>Update your skills with new technical or soft skills that you have acquired in your profession</li><li>Format your CV to reflect the current standards</li><li>Review the resume to ensure every statement in your resume is purposeful and supports you as an ideal candidate for the job position you want.&nbsp;</li><li>Proofread your CV to ensure no information is missing or incorrect</li></ul> <p></p> <h2 id="sharing">7. Sharing Your Digital CV with Recruiters and Employers</h2> <p>You have the option to share links to the verifications on your myTrueProfile, TrueProofs, by creating and sharing a TrueProof link directly to an employer or recruiter or sharing the link directly to your&nbsp; LinkedIn.</p> <p>Your increase the chances that you will get hired when you share your TrueProofs on LinkedIn. While your LinkedIn will give an overview of your professional skills, adding TrueProofs to your profile will show recruiters your <a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/how-to-learn-online-with-ati-nursing-education-as-a-trueprofile-io-member/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">education</a> and professional verifications.&nbsp;</p> <h2>Stand Out From The Crowd</h2> <p>Your digital nursing CV is your marketing material. It is the difference between standing out from the crowd as an ideal candidate or getting lost in the application process. Create your digital nursing CV on myTrueProfile so you can securely share your verified documents with international healthcare recruiters and employers.&nbsp;</p> <h4>Ready to get hired? 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