An employee’s skills can only be gauged by a supervisor who is monitoring his or her every move within a work environment. But how are skills of a candidate gauged? This is extremely difficult as there are no supervisors involved, and there is very little chance that you will get to see a candidate “in action” before you hire him or her. There is only one way to do this – believe what the candidate says about himself in a resume.
For an individual hoping to obtain a position in a company, this works quite well! Since the employer has no other way of finding out how skilled you are, he will have no choice but to believe what you have to say in your resume. And later, it will be up to you to prove that what you wrote in the skills section of your resume was in fact true. But first things first – you have to first create a list of job-related skills that you possess so that you can effectively place them in your resume.
What is a skill exactly? Any attribute that you possess which makes it easy for you to work in a professional environment is a skill! Look back at your career. How did you accomplish a certain feat? What made you good enough to be able to achieve what you wanted to? The answer can be placed in the skills section of your resume. Here are a few statements that you can use:
Sample Skills for Rehabilitation Nurse Resume
• Highly experienced in assessing patients’ conditions and creating correlating rehabilitation programs to meet their specific needs.
• First-hand experience in conducting intake evaluations by screening, interviewing and examining patients according to established procedures.
• Deeply familiar with performing patient and family education and counseling, in a bid to help both come to terms with the changes in their lives.
• Unmatched ability to create and implement patient-centered rehabilitation plans that align with the priorities set by attending physicians and related disciplines.
• Qualified to providing rehabilitation support that is of the highest possible quality, and completely patient-centered.
• Competent in using a holistic approach to meeting assigned patients’ medical, vocational and educational needs.
• Exceptionally well-versed in preparing patients and their families for future self-management and decision-making responsibilities.
• Proven record of effectively assessing the physical, psychological and spiritual dimensions of patients and families, in a bid to formulate nursing diagnostics.
• Effectively able to implement plans of care directly to maintain and restore functions, and prevent complications in the future.