Building your New Grad resume is critical to your success in applying for your first job as an RN. Your New Grad resume will also be unlike any other resume you have or ever will write. It is often the first thing recruiters and hiring managers see, and provides your initial introduction. It is said that Hospital Recruiters spend an average of 6-8 seconds per resume, due in part to the massive number of applications they receive. This is all the more reason to have a resume that is clean, simple, and easy to read. Although your resume should be simple in format, it should still have plenty of content that highlights your strong suits along with your specialty of choice.