A memorandum, more commonly known as a memo, is a short message or record used for internal communication in a business. Once the primary form of internal written communication, memorandums have declined in use since the introduction of email and other forms of electronic messaging; however, being able to write clear memos certainly can serve you well in writing internal business emails, as they often serve the same purpose.
SUBJECT: Job Application Letter and Resume
The main purpose of writing this memo is to inform you about the selected job position and explain why I referred to the presented information in the job application letter and the resume. The primary goal of the job application letter and the resume is to get a position of a Registered Nurse in a Progressive Care Unit related to cardiac/telemetry. The memo is aimed at describing the information devoted to the professional qualifications or experiences the company is interested into, the weak and the strong points in the resume, and the job requirements information.
Rio Grande Regional Hospital is the organization searching for a Registered Nurse in a Progressive Care Unit related to cardiac/telemetry. According to the job position, the organization does not put any specifications in terms of personal traits of a candidacy. However, the professional requirements are extended. Rio Grande Regional Hospital searches for a Registered nurse, who has graduated from an accredited school of professional nursing. A future employee must have a current license offered by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas. In case a candidacy does not have this license, he/she must complete a license examination. An applicant must have a current cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification. ACLS certificate and experience in acute care within last 5 years are the requirements for taking this position. Having checked the requirements for having this position and the information about the organization, I can predict that the personal traits of a job applicant must be as follows: the ability to work in a team, professionalism, diligence, compassion, patience, and confidence.
The main focus of my application letter for this job opening is the experience I received and the scope of knowledge I obtained. I stressed on the possession of the psychological education and a great experience on the similar position in another job. However, describing the skills and experience I had, I mentioned the work experience as a nurse practitioner. I am sure that this information is of low importance to the organization as the specification in this particular case is different. I adjusted both the application letter and the resume to official tone without extra side information or colloquialisms.
Writing the resume I stressed on my nursing education and working experience. Since the position requires a Registered Nurse related to cardiac/telemetry, I paid much attention to explaining the education highlights and professional skills and experience I obtained throughout the years. As my first working experience was not devoted to telemetry, I did not expand much on the responsibilities. However, I explained the responsibilities I performed on the position of a Registered Nurse and a Telemetry Nurse in White Glove Placement in detail. I tried to be as concise as possible to assure that my resume contains only valid information, so I cannot point to any data in my resume which can be considered as weak or unnecessary.
The job position was found online on www.careerbuilder.com website. Here is brief information about the job position I applied to with the extracted list of major job requirements from the advertisement:
- Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing
- Current license by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas
- Any new graduates of RN programs will provide proof of intent to complete license examination
- Current CPR certification
- ACLS required or within a minimum of one year employment.
- Acute care experience within last 5 years required