Monitor Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 18,576 Monitor resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Three Key Resume Tips For Landing a Monitor Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Safety Procedures, be sure to list it as a skill.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write a Monitor Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Monitor CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
Make sure to only include your hard skills on your resume. In addition, include the most in-demand monitor skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a monitor : The more keywords your resume can “match,” the more likely it is that your resume will be selected for review by human eyes.
Top Skills for a Monitor
Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
We compared 18,576 resume examples and job offers and found that the average experience required for a monitor job required by employers is 1.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average monitor job listing asks for 1.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average monitor candidate have?
The average monitor resume contains 3.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your monitor skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from monitor resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Monitor
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Biology
  • Served as liaison between external employers and clients; advocating for both as needed.
  • Presented psychoeducational topics such as sexual assault, healthy relationships, and domestic violence.
  • Aided facilitators in providing a safe and appropriate environment for the teens.
  • Maintain certifications in basic First Aid, CPR, CPI and administrating medication
  • Managed the scheduling of participants in workshops related to resume preparation, job keeping, and stress management.

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Monitor
Doctoral Degree
Doctoral Degree - Psychology
  • Developed a clinical phlebotomy training program and trained new CNAs'.
  • Train and orient new staff members to operate telemetry equipment.
  • Monitor patients in the ICU and IMCU and 4 PT.
  • Served as trainer and mentor to other monitors due to job knowledge and completion of online courses in FEMA training.
  • Provide troubleshooting for beginning/intermediate art students working on digital art and printing.
Graduate Internship (Part-Time)

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Monitor
Master's Degree
Master's Degree - Psychology
  • Generated a perl script for the regression results.
  • Gained knowledge in Medicare and Medicaid insurances.
  • Redeveloped an existing company website using Python (Django framework) with html.
  • Assisted patient with medical needs Perform x-rays Urinalysis and EKG Injection Phlebotomy and collect blood Filing
  • Communicate and collaborate with multiple study managers and Aurora IRB.

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Monitor
Master's Degree
Master's Degree - Social Work
  • Monitor several computer consoles viewing and measuring the EKG wave-forms of the patient's heartbeat.
  • Monitor EKG's of all floor patients and documenting in patient charts.
  • Recorded patient condition utilizing Cerner computer/paper documentation systems.
  • Performed cardiac diagnostic procedures including EKG, holter electrocardiography, cardiac stress testing and event monitoring.
  • Run, measure document EKG strips for each patient 3.
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As a monitor, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Monitor roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of monitor resumes that we looked at contained a high school diploma degree.
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As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained

Monitor Salary

Did your resume land you an interview? Be prepared to talk salary.

How To Answer "What Are Your Salary Requirements"

When you are ready to send your resume to employers, it's important to be aware of the current market conditions for Monitors. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Monitors to learn more.

Average Employee Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%