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Title: YOUR RESUME & Cover Letters


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YOUR RESUME Cover Letters
  • Dawn N. Charman, M.Ed., Rt(R)(M)
  • Professor, Program Director
  • Donald J. Visintainer, B.V.E., RT(R)
  • Professor Emeritus
  • El Camino College
  • Radiologic Technology Program
  • RT 255 - SPRING

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RESUME AND COVER LETTER
  • HOW DOES AN EMPLOYER KNOW YOU WANT A
    JOB?
  • HOW DOES AN EMPLOYER KNOW YOUR
    TALENTS?
  • HOW DOES AN EMPLOYER KNOW YOU HAVE THE
    QUALIFICATIONS?

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WHAT IS A RESUME
  • A tool for the job search process
  • Generates prospective employers interest
  • A calling card
  • Represents you as positive and professional

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RESUME CONTENTS
  • PERSONAL DATA
  • EDUCATION
  • EMPLOYMENT
  • ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • HOBBIES

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YOUR RESUME SHOULD
  • Present you Accurately and Positively
  • List assets and qualifications
  • List only enough information

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YOUR RESUME SHOULD NOT
  • Be to long or wordy
  • Have abbreviations, slang, or buzz words
  • Exaggerate, misinform, or lie

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GET ORGANIZED
  • YOUR PRESENT JOB IS TO
  • GET A JOB.
  • IT SHOULD BE A
  • FULL TIME COMMITMENT.
  • GET A LOG / JOURNAL

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YOUR RESUME
  • PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD
  • YOURE THE ONE FOR THE JOB
  • FIRST IMPRESSION

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  • You've heard about a position that interest you.
  • The facility is excellent and the location is
    ideal.
  • You decide to make contact with your prospective
    employer.
  • Two pieces of paper will decide the first
    impression you make on the recruiter
  • A resume outlining your qualifications
  • and a cover letter aimed specifically at the job
    you're trying for
  • The following will help you make them a winning
    combination.

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  • Most hiring managers and recruiters agree that a
    resume should have a clean professional look that
    is easy to read.
  • While content is considered more important than
    format, the chronological format is clearly
    favored over others

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Cover letters
  • Are a very important part of your challenge to
    communicate with employers and market yourself in
    an effective manner
  • Most employers will be impressed that you have
    included a cover letter.
  • It will make a statement that this is important
    to you

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Cover Letter
  • Develop cover letters that are centered on the
    needs of the employer and the position.
  • Use the same high quality paper you use for your
    resume.
  • Address your letter to a specific person with
    his/her correct title whenever possible.
  • Get to the point early in the letter.
  • Identify where you heard about the position.
  • Dont ramble.
  • Keep the letter to one page.

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Cover Letter
  • Letters should be tailored to each individual
    situation.
  • Do not use generic letters that are mass mailed.
  • Employers are aware of generic letters and are
    not impressed.

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COVER LETTER
  • A formal business correspondence
  • Short, Specific
  • Consists of three main parts
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Main points
  • 3. Conclusion

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COVER LETTER
  • Paragraph 1
  • INTRODUCTION
  • Introduce yourself
  • State your purpose
  • State your motivation for sending your
    resume

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COVER LETTER
  • Paragraph 2
  • MAIN POINTS
  • Respond to job description
  • Describe 3 - 4 skills that make you a
    match for the job

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COVER LETTER
  • Paragraph 3
  • CONCLUSION
  • State with confidence that you are the
    person for the job
  • State how you can be reached for an interview

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COVER LETTER
  • POINTERS
  • Should be addressed to someone specific
    (never address To Whom it May Concern)
  • Send with resume and/or application
  • Use the same color and bond of paper as
    used for your resume

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Cover Letter
  • Style and content
  • Find out who's in charge of hiring
  • call the facility's personnel office and ask for
    the information
  • explain briefly why you want to work there
  • Mention an employee (if true)
  • Your cover letter personalizes the application

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cover letter
  • Follow up with a phone call
  • You may need to talk directly with department
    head.
  • Personnel isnt always informed about possible
    positions

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  • SAMPLE COVER LETTER
  • YOUR ADDRESS
  • AND CITY
  • Mr. Big Director, Medical Imaging

    October 5, 2001
  • Hospital Where I want to work and make
  • 727 Marion Drive. Stone Mountain, CA
    30087
  • Dear Mr. Big
  • I am applying for the Radiologic
    Technologist position that was advertised on the
    RT JOBS.com website this week.
  • The position seems to be a perfect fit with
    my education, experience and career interests.
    The position advertised requires an assertive
    individual with strong communication skills and
    experience. I feel that my work experience and
    academic preparation makes me an ideal candidate
    for this position.
  • I will graduate this October with a A.S
    degree from the El Camino College, Radiologic
    Technology Program. My extensive internship
    experience at HOSPTIAL ABC, as well as my course
    work, has prepared me well for a career in
    radiologic technology. As a student intern, I
    learned to have strong communication and team
    skills, while developing proficiency in
    performing radiologic technology procedures and
    patient care.
  • My background and career goals match
    your job requirements and I am confident that I
    can perform in this position effectively.
    Furthermore, I am genuinely interested in
    starting my career at Hospital Where I want to
    make the ., Inc. Your imaging center is an
    established leader in industry and I am confident
    that I can make a meaningful contribution, if
    given an opportunity.
  • Please consider my request for a
    personal interview so that I may further discuss
    my qualifications. I will call you next week to
    see if we can arrange a time to meet. If you need
    to reach me, please feel free to contact me at
    (404) 241-0515 or at yname_at_hotmail.com.
  • Thank you for your consideration. I
    look forward to talking with you.
  • Sincerely,
  • YOUR NAME signed

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10 ELEMENTSOF A GOOD RESUME
  • Keep to two pages in length
    (one page preferred)
  • Pages must look organized
  • Typed or word processed (10-12 font)
  • Content must be balanced and centered

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10 ELEMENTSOF GOOD RESUME
  • Keep information concise and easy to read

    Content should be related to employment.
  • Be consistent in display techniques and
    punctuation
  • Use perfect spelling
    (Have two people proof-read)

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10 ELEMENTSOF GOOD RESUME
  • Be honest, Dont exaggerate
  • Avoid abbreviations, slang, and trite
    expressions
  • Use high quality paper Do not fold
  • Use action words, strong verbs

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YOUR RESUME
  • Your name, address, and phone number go at top of
    the page, so that the recruiter can easily see
    how to reach you. If you have more than one
    address or telephone, indicate when you can be
    reached at each one
  • Education
  • Honors and Actives
  • Experience and licensure
  • Use action verbs when describing your roles
  • References

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Your honors and activities
  • are examples of your academic ability and social
    maturity
  • Recruiters like to see students involved in
    on-campus and community activities.
  • A student involved in activities is an
    indication to us of social maturity and
    leadership,

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  • SAMPLE CHRONOLOGICAL RESUME
  • GOODY R, TWOSHOES
  • 303 Yellow Mill DriveBridgeport, CA 06604
  • twoshoes_at_emory.edu
  • Objective
  • RadiologicTechnologist seeks employment at
    your dynamic imaging center. Experience with
    all aspects of diagnostic radiology, emergency
    room, intensive care and pediatric patients.
    Experience with portable and operating room
    radiography as well. Familiar with both
    film/screen and computed radiography imaging.
  • Education
  • A.S. in Radiologic Technology, El Camino College,
    Torrance, CA June 2005
  • Certificate in Radiologic Technology
    expected completion October 2005 (3.5
    cumulative GPA, 3.7 major GPA)
  • Relevant Course Work
  • Clinical Education Internship
    Hospital A October 2003 October 2005
  • Hospital B
    Feb 2005 April 2005
  • Honors and Activities
  • Deans List, Alpha Phi Alpha, Tennis Team,
    Health Sciences Club
  • Volunteer for American Red Cross American
    Cancer Society
  • Work Experience
  • Hospital C Radiology Transporter
    January 2004 to
    present

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RESUME TEMPLATES
  • WORD SEARCH RESUME ON YOUR COMPUTER
  • SOMETIMES IT IS EASIER TO CREATE YOUR OWN
  • PROFESSIONALLY PREPARRED

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1 page Example For Radiologic Technology Position
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2nd page Example included For Teaching Position
or ASRT submission for CEU course
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Extra pointers
  • Other sections though not essential, can enliven
    your resume and enhance your candidacy. Some
    possibilities
  • A) A short statement of your professional
    objectives, placed just underneath your name and
    address.
  • B) Seminars taught or attended.
  • C) Professionally related community or volunteer
    work.
  • D) Fluency in foreign languages.

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Sample from MONSTERS.COM
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What Employers Look for in Candidates
  • Communication Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Computer Skills
  • Work Experience
  • Motivation/Initiative
  • GPA/Academics
  • Leadership Abilities
  • Analytical Skills
  • Ethics
  • Teamwork Skills
  • Career Focus
  • Writing Skills

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some things are better left omittedin cover
letter interview
  • Omit your age
  • marital status
  • number of children
  • or other information that's not directly work
    related
  • DON'T send a picture

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some things are better left omitted
  • don't waste space talking about early
    achievements after you've reached a more advanced
    level of accomplishment
  • What you did in high school isn't of much
    interest when you can discuss achievement in
    higher education.

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JOB SOURCES
  • Newspapers
  • Journals RT Image, RT Advance
  • Professional Organizations
  • Word of mouth
  • Hotline Internet
  • Cold Calling (70)

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PREPARE FOR THE INTERVIEW
  • ROLE PLAY
  • GET IN FRONT OF A MIRROR
  • TAPE RECORD
  • KNOW SOMETHING POSATIVE ABOUT THE EMPLOYER

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THE DAY OF THE INTERVIEW
  • PLAN THE ROUTE
  • DRESS CAREFULLY
  • KNOW WHERE YOU ARE GOING
  • ARRIVE EARLY
  • BE RELAXED, UNRUSHED
  • BRING A NOTEPAD, PEN / PENCIL
  • HAVE A COPY OF YOUR RESUME

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AT THE INTERVIEW
  • BE HAPPY WITH WHO YOU ARE
  • LOOK THE INTERVIEWER IN THE EYE (MAINTAIN
    EYE CONTACT)
  • REFER TO THE INTERVIEWER BY NAME
  • MAKE A CHECKLIST OF QUESTIONS
  • ANSWER DIRECT, BE CONCISE

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MORE POINTERS
  • Avoid starting every sentence with I
  • Your cover letter demonstrates your
    communication skills
  • Proof read all written information
  • Use high quality white, off-white, or gray
    bond paper
  • Research the facility, department

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THANK YOU LETTER
  • Send immediately after interview
  • Address it to interviewer
  • Format is the same as the cover letter
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Main points
  • 3. Conclusion

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THANK YOU LETTER
  • Paragraph 1
  • INTRODUCTION
  • State your purpose
  • Give identifying information

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THANK YOU LETTER
  • Paragraph 2
  • MAIN POINTS
  • Respond to interview positively
  • Review something interviewer did that you
    appreciated
  • Restate skill and experience that match you
    to the job

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THANK YOU LETTER
  • Paragraph 3
  • CONCLUSION
  • State how follow-up will take place
  • Either you will call or wait to be
    contacted

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AFTER THE INTERVIEW
  • SELF EVALUATION
  • Make a list identifying your feelings
  • List Pros - Cons of the job
  • Assess your performance
  • FOLLOWUP PHONE CALL

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WHY CANDIDATES ARE REJECTED
  • POOR PERSONALITY
  • POOR SCHOLASTIC RECORD
  • POOR PERSONAL APPERANCE
  • LACK OF ENTHUSIASM AND INTEREST
  • LACK OF AMBITION
  • POOR COMMUNICATION SKILLS

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WHY CANDIDATES ARE REJECTED
  • UNREALISTIC SALARY DEMANDS
  • LACK OF MATURITY
  • LACK OF PREPERATION FOR INTERVIEW
  • EXCESSIVE INTEREST IN BENEFITS
  • NO PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE
  • LACK OF INTEREST IN COMPANY

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Where to look for a JOB
  • Rtjobs.com www.rtjobs.com (888) 663.5700Carlsbad
    Ca.
  • rsi (Radiology Staffing Inc) www.RADSTAFF.COM -
    (866).723.7823Nebraska
  • Diagnostic Temps www.diagnostictemps.com -
    (888).687.3606Texas
  • RTTEMPS www.rttemps.com (800).677.823
  • Medicaljobspot www.medicaljobspot.com
  • MED OPTIONS USA www.medoptions.com
    (800).817.4903
  • StarMed Staffing Professionals www.StarMed.com
    (800)StarMe
  • Medhealthjobs www.medhealthjobs.com (800)
    983.773
  • Techstat www.techstatusa.com (877).998.993

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Where to look for a JOB
  • Websites
  • RTJOBS.COM
  • Monsters.com
  • JCAHO Website google search for local area
    hospitals addresses

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Search by Zip code Hospitals etc
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Address for resume
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Your Interview
  • What to wear
  • Arrive EARLY !!!!
  • Take some deep breaths relax!

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Common Interview Questions
  • Why should we hire you?
  • Why do you want to work here?
  • What are your greatest weaknesses?
  • Why did you leave your last job?
  • Describe a problem situation and how you solved
    it.
  • What accomplishment are you most proud of?
  • What are your salary expectations?
  • Tell me about yourself.

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Common Interview Questions
  • Why should we hire you?Here's the chance to
    really sell yourself. You need to briefly and
    succinctly lay out your strengths, qualifications
    and what you can bring to the table. Be careful
    not to answer this question too generically,
    however. Nearly everyone says they are
    hardworking and motivated. Set yourself apart by
    telling the interviewer about qualities that are
    unique to you. Why do you want to work
    here?This is one tool interviewers use to see if
    you have done your homework. You should never
    attend an interview unless you know about the
    company, its direction and the industry in which
    it plays. If you have done your research, this
    question gives you an opportunity to show
    initiative and demonstrate how your experience
    and qualifications match the company's needs.
    What are your greatest weaknesses?The secret
    to answering this question is being honest about
    a weakness, but demonstrating how you have turned
    it into a strength. For example, if you had a
    problem with organization in the past,
    demonstrate the steps you took to more
    effectively keep yourself on track. This will
    show that you have the ability to recognize
    aspects of yourself that need improvement, and
    the initiative to make yourself better. Why did
    you leave your last job?Even if your last job
    ended badly, be careful about being negative in
    answering this question. Be as diplomatic as
    possible. If you do point out negative aspects of
    your last job, find some positives to mention as
    well. Complaining endlessly about your last
    company will not say much for your
    attitude.Describe a problem situation and how
    you solved it.Sometimes it is hard to come up
    with a response to this request, particularly if
    you are coming straight from college and do not
    have professional experience. Interviewers want
    to see that you can think critically and develop
    solutions, regardless of what kind of issue you
    faced. Even if your problem was not having enough
    time to study, describe the steps you took to
    prioritize your schedule. This will demonstrate
    that you are responsible and can think through
    situations on your own.What accomplishment are
    you most proud of?The secret to this question is
    being specific and selecting an accomplishment
    that relates to the position. Even if your
    greatest accomplishment is being on a
    championship high school basketball team, opt for
    a more professionally relevant accomplishment.
    Think of the qualities the company is looking for
    and develop an example that demonstrates how you
    can meet the company's needs.What are your
    salary expectations?This is one of the hardest
    questions, particularly for those with little
    experience. The first thing to do before going to
    your interview is to research the salary range in
    your field to get an idea of what you should be
    making. Steer clear of discussing salary
    specifics before receiving a job offer. Let the
    interviewer know that you will be open to
    discussing fair compensation when the time comes.
    If pressed for a more specific answer, always
    give a range, rather than a specific number.
    Tell me about yourself.While this query seems
    like a piece of cake, it is difficult to answer
    because it is so broad. The important thing to
    know is that the interviewer typically does not
    want to know about your hometown or what you do
    on the weekends. He or she is trying to figure
    you out professionally. Pick a couple of points
    about yourself, your professional experience and
    your career goals and stick to those points. Wrap
    up your answer by bringing up your desire to be a
    part of the company. If you have a solid response
    prepared for this question, it can lead your
    conversation in a direction that allows you to
    elaborate on your qualifications.

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ICE BREAKER It's OK to conduct safe small talk,
but avoid personal topics Wait to be invited to
sit, then sit straight, making good eye contact
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The Typical Body Language
  • Your actions speak volumes as to what is going on
    in your mind.
  • The way you sit, stand, move around all show as
    to whether you are nervous, confused, scared or
    confident.
  • Look at the followingchart below and find out
    more about your body language.

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The Typical Body Language
  • 1. An equal handshake. Your handshake should be
    strong and confident. If you can match the
    interviewer's grip it avoids any
    dominant/submissive vibes.

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The Typical Body Language
  • 2. Relax and be at ease. The way you sit conveys
    a lot of subtle information to the people on the
    other side of the desk. So sit straight and take
    a moment to be comfortable. If you look relaxed,
    it'll encourage your interviewer/s to feel at
    ease in your company. 3. Maintain eye contact.
    Keep it true and steady, but remember to blink.
    Make sure that your gaze doesn't drop below eye
    level. Don't keep turning your attention to the
    floor or the ceiling. It might be a blank canvas
    for your thoughts, but it appears as if you're
    evading a question.

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  • 4. Steer your body. If you are wearing a short
    skirt then crossing your legs is fine, but the
    best position is to 'point' at the interviewer
    with your knees or your feet. This shows that
    you're focused right in on them. 5. Use your
    hands. Be physically expressive when you speak
    and use your hands to roll out your answers or
    give shape to your ideas. This is also a good way
    to control nervousness.
  • 6. Be open. Folding your arms across your chest
    conveys a nervous, negative and even aggressive
    attitude. Therefore be open in both body and
    mind.

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The Typical Body Language
  • Walking tall, erect and briskly Confidence
  • Standing with hands on hips Readiness,
    aggression
  • Walking with hands in pockets, shoulders hunched
    Dejection
  • Hands clasped behind back Anger, frustration,
    apprehension
  • Sitting with legs crossed, foot kicking slightly
    Boredom
  • Sitting with arms crossed on chest
    Defensiveness
  • Sitting with hands clasped behind head, legs
    crossed Confidence, superiority
  • Biting nails Nervousness

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The Typical Body Language
  • Touching, slightly rubbing nose Rejection,
    doubt, lying
  • Stroking chin Trying to make a decision
  • Pulling or tugging at ear Indecision
  • Patting/fondling hair Lack of self confidence,
    insecurity
  • Rubbing hands Anticipation
  • Pinching bridge of nose, eyes closed Negative
    evaluation
  • Tilted head Interest
  • Open palm Sincerity, openness, innocence
  • Tapping or drumming fingers Impatience

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QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT BE ASKEDHere are a few
typical examples
  • Tell me about yourself.
  • Why do you want to work for this company? What do
    you know about us?
  • Why did you choose your particular field? If you
    had it to do all over again, would you choose the
    same career?
  • What is your greatest accomplishment?
  • What areas of this job would be the most
    challenging for you?

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More examples
  • What can you do for us
  • that someone else can't?
  • Describe your best / worst boss.
  • What are your strengths? Weaknesses?
  • Where do you see yourself in five years?
  • Give me an example of a problem you recently
    solved at work or school.
  • Tell me about the most challenging person you've
    ever worked with.
  • Why are you leaving your current job?

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Who would you hire?And for what?
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  • Know what to expect
  • Delay the money talk until after you get an
    offer.
  • Remember that a signing bonus is a one-time deal.
    If a company is offering a salary that seems too
    low, a signing bonus will only make up the
    difference for one year. Negotiating a more
    reasonable salary will have a long-term impact.

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DON'T ask "red flag" questions.
  • Questions that indicate you'll be a problem
    employee.
  • How many sick days will I get? (Indicates that
    you plan to be absent often.)

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Points to make points
  • Be a team player
  • Realize good opportunities can pop up anywhere
  • Do a good job - no matter what - and earn a
    life-long ally

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WRITING YOUR REFERENCE LISTHow Familiar Are Your
References With You and Your Work?
  • Employers want to fill jobs just as much as you
    want the job!
  • One of their worst nightmares is checking your
    references so that they can make you an offer and
    finding out that your reference doesn't know who
    you are, is unaware of your job search, or has
    nothing good to say about you.
  • Call all your references and ask them for
    permission to use their names, and ask them what
    they might say about you. It's a good idea to
    give all your references a copy of your current
    resume, samples of work, and a brief description
    of the jobs you are looking for as well.

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WRITING YOUR REFERENCE LIST Are Your References
Appropriate?
  • Make sure that the references you list aren't a
    list of friends,
  • but rather that they include supervisors,
    faculty, customers, or peers.
  • After all, what would you expect your best friend
    to say about you except nice things?
  • Keep in mind, too, that employers question
    motives of candidates who do not list any
    previous supervisor (were you fired?), as well as
    individuals who appear to "jump jobs" repeatedly
    within a relatively short timeframe.

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PLANNING FOR A PROFESSIONAL CAREER
  • Be ready when opportunity knocks
  • Dont pass up an opportunity
  • Be an active participant
  • Be organized, Put the horse before the cart
  • Be observant of peers
  • Have a plan of action

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PLANNING FOR A PROFESSIONAL CAREER
  • Have an alternate plan available
  • Never stop asking meaningful questions
  • Never assume or take for granted
  • How important is the money ????
  • Decisions are necessary
  • Never give up in the face of adversity

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PLANNING FOR A PROFESSIONAL CAREER
  • Lay the groundwork
  • Dont litter your path
  • Train your replacement

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PLANNING FOR A PROFESSIONAL CAREER
  • Too many advisors can be dangerous
  • Hard can often be its own reward
  • You may have to step back in order to
    step forward
  • Watch your steps
  • Risk is often necessary

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PLANNING FOR A PROFESSIONAL CAREER
  • Know when to change direction
  • Reputation - People are always watching
  • You represent others / others represent you
  • You may know what you want but not be
    aware of its different forms
  • Ask for assistance

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Ten Ways to Blow a Job Interviewand How to
Avoid these Traps! do not.
  • Get lost/show up late
  • Dress inappropriately.
  • Take your child with you to the interview
  • Negotiate a salary outside of the range initially
    quoted you by your staff supervisor
  • Talk about personal information not pertinent to
    the position
  • Talk about past experience that has no bearing on
    the job for which you are interviewing
  • Change your interview time
  • Talk negatively about past employers
  • Oversell the advancement issue
  • Talk extensively about time-consuming hobbies

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  • Ten Ways to Blow a Job Interviewand How to
    Avoid these Traps!
  • For every job interview opportunity, there is a
    way that an applicant can effectively sabotage
    the process. If you find that you interview and
    interview without an offer, perhaps you are
    inadvertently committing one of the following
    cardinal sins of interviewing. Here is a list
    of everyday errors applicants commit. If you can
    avoid making them, you stand a better chance to
    get the job you really want. So, for your next
    interview, do not.
  • Get lost/show up late This is a surefire way to
    tell a company you are not going to be on time
    for work and you dont allow enough time to get
    where you need to go. Do yourself a major favor
    take a trial run past the location the day before
    the interview, and allow more time to get through
    rush hour traffic, if applicable.
  • Dress inappropriately Remember...in a business
    casual environment, appropriate dress for the
    actual job may not match appropriate interview
    attire. Wear formal business clothing suit,
    dress, jacket and slacks. Do not interview in the
    more casual clothing the dress code might allow
    you to wear once youre working there. If you
    want a company to think you are employable, look
    the part. Dress only in professional business
    attire on an interview.
  • Take your child with you to the interview While
    a company cannot by law ask you if you have any
    children, bringing one with you to the interview
    not only tells a prospective employer you have
    children, rightly or wrongly it also implies you
    do not have appropriate day care for the children
    and you might not be as reliable an employee as
    they want.
  • Negotiate a salary outside of the range initially
    quoted you by your staff supervisor When you are
    matched to a job by a QSS staff supervisor, part
    of that persons task is to screen your salary
    requirement to ensure what you want is what the
    company can pay. If you tell QSS your money
    requirement is suitable for the clients budget,
    we share that information with the client. When
    an interviewee tries to negotiate a higher salary
    directly with the company, it appears you either
    did not listen to the information offered to you,
    or QSS did not do their job in finding the right
    person for the clients position. Negotiating a
    salary outside the range quoted does not put you
    in the best light to land the job.
  • Talk about personal information not pertinent to
    the position Similar to 3 above. The company
    with whom you are interviewing has no reason to
    know your cousins mothers friends sister was
    in a car wreck and you had to leave your last
    position to take care of this person. This may be
    the real reason you left the job, but it will
    convey a more stable tone if you simply state due
    to compelling family reasons, you had to stop
    working and now the situation has been completely
    resolved.
  • Talk about past experience that has no bearing on
    the job for which you are interviewing All of us
    have experience that is not used on every job we
    perform. If you are interviewing for an entry
    level position in an industry new to you, do not
    talk extensively about the duties that could be
    perceived as higher level work. It will make
    you sound as if you will not be satisfied with
    the duties on the new job. Rather, look for links
    between your past work and the new job duties and
    push the point that your background has uniquely
    qualified you for the position. Remember all jobs
    offer learning experiences dont let the
    interviewer perceive you as overqualified.
  • Change your interview time Every now and again,
    we all have illnesses or emergencies that cause
    us to reschedule appointments. Whatever you do,
    try not to have this happen when its interview
    time. You run the risk of sounding either
    unorganized or disinterested in the position. If
    you set an interview time, make sure you dont
    give the company reason to wonder how committed
    or interested you are.
  • Talk negatively about past employers If you had
    a bad experience on your last job with a
    difficult supervisor, do not bring this up in the
    interview, under any circumstances! No matter how
    dissatisfied you are with a past employer, its
    much more acceptable to say you were/are looking
    for a new opportunity than it is to bad-mouth
    your last supervisor.
  • Oversell the advancement issue Most employers
    hate the interviewing and recruiting process. If
    you come on too strong about wanting a job with a
    lot of advancement potential, you run the risk of
    making the interviewer fear they will be going
    through the same recruiting process next year
    because you have moved onto a new position. Its
    fine to say you want a position with growth
    potential, as long as you define the concept
    correctly. We all want to be able to learn new
    tasks and to master new challenges, but it
    doesnt mean you expect to be president of the
    company within the next 6 months. Be careful how
    you broach this topic! You may be giving the
    message that this position will be boring to you.
  • Talk extensively about time-consuming hobbies If
    you are active in your church, an avid cyclist,
    or participate in any number of community
    activities, you could be a considered a valuable
    member of society. However, you dont want a
    prospective employer to wonder if you are so
    over-committed you wouldnt have the time to work
    a full shift or to put in extra hours, as needed.
    Once again, tread lightly. If you are asked what
    you do in your spare time, respond, but dont
    over emphasize the time commitment. While some
    employers seek staff that are involved in outside
    activities, make sure the interviewer knows the
    job would absolutely, positively, come first!

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  • Ten Ways to Blow a Job Interviewand How to
    Avoid these Traps!
  • For every job interview opportunity, there is a
    way that an applicant can effectively sabotage
    the process. If you find that you interview and
    interview without an offer, perhaps you are
    inadvertently committing one of the following
    cardinal sins of interviewing. Here is a list
    of everyday errors applicants commit. If you can
    avoid making them, you stand a better chance to
    get the job you really want. So, for your next
    interview, do not.
  • Get lost/show up late This is a surefire way to
    tell a company you are not going to be on time
    for work and you dont allow enough time to get
    where you need to go. Do yourself a major favor
    take a trial run past the location the day before
    the interview, and allow more time to get through
    rush hour traffic, if applicable.
  • Dress inappropriately Remember...in a business
    casual environment, appropriate dress for the
    actual job may not match appropriate interview
    attire. Wear formal business clothing suit,
    dress, jacket and slacks. Do not interview in the
    more casual clothing the dress code might allow
    you to wear once youre working there. If you
    want a company to think you are employable, look
    the part. Dress only in professional business
    attire on an interview.
  • Take your child with you to the interview While
    a company cannot by law ask you if you have any
    children, bringing one with you to the interview
    not only tells a prospective employer you have
    children, rightly or wrongly it also implies you
    do not have appropriate day care for the children
    and you might not be as reliable an employee as
    they want.
  • Negotiate a salary outside of the range initially
    quoted you by your staff supervisor When you are
    matched to a job by a QSS staff supervisor, part
    of that persons task is to screen your salary
    requirement to ensure what you want is what the
    company can pay. If you tell QSS your money
    requirement is suitable for the clients budget,
    we share that information with the client. When
    an interviewee tries to negotiate a higher salary
    directly with the company, it appears you either
    did not listen to the information offered to you,
    or QSS did not do their job in finding the right
    person for the clients position. Negotiating a
    salary outside the range quoted does not put you
    in the best light to land the job.
  • Talk about personal information not pertinent to
    the position Similar to 3 above. The company
    with whom you are interviewing has no reason to
    know your cousins mothers friends sister was
    in a car wreck and you had to leave your last
    position to take care of this person. This may be
    the real reason you left the job, but it will
    convey a more stable tone if you simply state due
    to compelling family reasons, you had to stop
    working and now the situation has been completely
    resolved.
  • Talk about past experience that has no bearing on
    the job for which you are interviewing All of us
    have experience that is not used on every job we
    perform. If you are interviewing for an entry
    level position in an industry new to you, do not
    talk extensively about the duties that could be
    perceived as higher level work. It will make
    you sound as if you will not be satisfied with
    the duties on the new job. Rather, look for links
    between your past work and the new job duties and
    push the point that your background has uniquely
    qualified you for the position. Remember all jobs
    offer learning experiences dont let the
    interviewer perceive you as overqualified.
  • Change your interview time Every now and again,
    we all have illnesses or emergencies that cause
    us to reschedule appointments. Whatever you do,
    try not to have this happen when its interview
    time. You run the risk of sounding either
    unorganized or disinterested in the position. If
    you set an interview time, make sure you dont
    give the company reason to wonder how committed
    or interested you are.
  • Talk negatively about past employers If you had
    a bad experience on your last job with a
    difficult supervisor, do not bring this up in the
    interview, under any circumstances! No matter how
    dissatisfied you are with a past employer, its
    much more acceptable to say you were/are looking
    for a new opportunity than it is to bad-mouth
    your last supervisor.
  • Oversell the advancement issue Most employers
    hate the interviewing and recruiting process. If
    you come on too strong about wanting a job with a
    lot of advancement potential, you run the risk of
    making the interviewer fear they will be going
    through the same recruiting process next year
    because you have moved onto a new position. Its
    fine to say you want a position with growth
    potential, as long as you define the concept
    correctly. We all want to be able to learn new
    tasks and to master new challenges, but it
    doesnt mean you expect to be president of the
    company within the next 6 months. Be careful how
    you broach this topic! You may be giving the
    message that this position will be boring to you.
  • Talk extensively about time-consuming hobbies If
    you are active in your church, an avid cyclist,
    or participate in any number of community
    activities, you could be a considered a valuable
    member of society. However, you dont want a
    prospective employer to wonder if you are so
    over-committed you wouldnt have the time to work
    a full shift or to put in extra hours, as needed.
    Once again, tread lightly. If you are asked what
    you do in your spare time, respond, but dont
    over emphasize the time commitment. While some
    employers seek staff that are involved in outside
    activities, make sure the interviewer knows the
    job would absolutely, positively, come first!

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Why do our techsand students leave?
  • R.T.s
  • ? Lack of respect
  • ? Lack of
  • trustworthiness
  • ? Salary
  • ? Lack of support and
  • guidance
  • ? Insurance
  • ? Over worked/stressed
  • Students
  • ?Poor academics
  • ?Too many things on
  • their plates
  • ? Money
  • ? Lack of support and
  • guidance in clinic
  • ? Lack of support at
  • home

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One more thing
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  • Never burn your bridges
  • The RT community is a small one
  • Make your reputation a good one
  • YOU represents US as well.

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Dont let this be about you
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What you dont want them to say about you..
  • "This employee is really not so much of a
    'has-been', but more of a definite 'won't-be'."
  • This young lady has delusions of adequacy.
  • "Got a full 6-pack, but lacks the plastic thing
    to hold it all together."

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Taken from actual interview
  • "If you see two people talking and one looks
    bored, he's the other one."
  • "Donated his brain to science before he was done
    using it.
  • "If you give him a penny for his thoughts, you'd
    get change."

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  • "It's hard to believe that he beat 1,000,000
    other sperm to the egg."
  • "Takes him 2 hours to watch 60 minutes."
  • "The wheel is turning, but the hamster is
    dead."

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  • These are actual quotes taken from Federal
    Government employee performance evaluations.  
  • 1. "Since my last report, this employee has
    reached rock-bottom and has started to dig."  
    2. "I would not allow this employee to breed."
      3. "This employee is really not so much of a
    has-been, but more of a definite won't be."  
    4. "Works well when under constant supervision
    and cornered like a rat in a trap."   5. "When
    she opens her mouth, it seems that it is only to
    change feet."   6. "This young lady has
    delusions of adequacy."   7. "He sets low
    personal standards and then consistently fails to
    achieve them."   8. "This employee is
    depriving a village somewhere of an idiot."  

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  •   9. "This employee should go far, and the
    sooner he starts, the better."   10. "Got a
    full 6-pack, but lacks the plastic thingy to hold
    it all together."  
  • 11. "A gross ignoramus -- 144 times worse than an
    ordinary ignoramus."   12. "He doesn't have
    ulcers, but he's a carrier."   15. "He's been
    working with glue too much."   16. "He would
    argue with a signpost."   17. "He brings a lot
    of joy whenever he leaves the room."   18.
    "When his IQ reaches 50, he should sell."  
    19. "If you see two people talking and one looks
    bored, he's the other one."   20. "A
    photographic memory but with the lens cover glued
    on."   21. "A prime candidate for natural
    de-selection."  

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  •     22. "Donated his brain to science before he
    was done using it."   23. "Gates are down, the
    lights are flashing, but the train isn't coming."
      24. "He's got two brains cells, one is lost
    and the other is out looking for it."   25.
    "If he were any more stupid, he'd have to be
    watered twice a week."   26. "If you give him
    a penny for his thoughts, you'd get change."  
    27. "If you stand close enough to him, you can
    hear the ocean."   28. "It's hard to believe
    he beat out 1,000,000 other sperm."   29. "One
    neuron short of a synapse."   30. "Some drink
    from the fountain of knowledge he only gargled."
      31. "Takes him 2 hours to watch
    '60-minutes'."   32. "The wheel is turning,
    but the hamster is dead."

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  • Now enjoy the rewards
  • YOU HAVE ALMOST
  • ARRIVED AT YOUR DESTINATION
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