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Title: I Got the Job: Successful Strategies for Getting Hired


1
I Got the Job Successful Strategies for Getting
Hired
  • Michael Carter, MSM, LAT
  • April 17, 2015
  • WATA Student Track

2
About the Speaker
  • Graduated from UW La Crosse in 1996
  • Worked in high school, clinical, industrial
    settings
  • Currently Director of Medical Group Operations at
    WFH All Saints
  • 13 years of hiring experience

3
Goals of Presentation
  • Understand what should go into a resume and
    resources to create a resume
  • Discuss the hiring process from start to finish
  • Learn how to properly interview

4
Preparing a Resume
5
Purpose of Resume
  • Help get you the interview
  • Highlight your accomplishments not your biography

6
Two Main Types
  • Chronological
  • Reverse work history
  • Preferred by recruiters
  • Functional
  • Organizes skill by category

7
Resume Best Practices
  • Use short sentences or bullet points
  • No personal data
  • Provide a summary or objective to let recruiter
    know what you are looking for
  • Do not repeat words in your descriptions
  • Use strong action words in your descriptions

8
Best Practices (cont.)
  • Use key words from job posting
  • Proofread check spelling and grammar
  • Font size should be 11 at the smallest and 12 is
    the best
  • Arial and Times are good fonts to use
  • One to two pages maximum
  • Use a template but make it your own

9
Best Practices (cont.)
  • Do not use slang or too many acronyms
  • Do not use I or me
  • Do not use colored background, fancy fonts or
    images
  • Do not send the same resume to every job
  • Do not lie

10
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11
Resume Resources
  • http//jobsearch.about.com/od/resumes/qt/profresum
    e.htm
  • www.resume-now.com
  • www.resumehelp.com
  • www.myperfectresume.com
  • http//jobsearch.about.com/od/sampleresumes/a/samp
    leresume2.htm

12
The Hiring Process
13
Job Application
  • Make sure you have everything you need and enough
    time to complete before you start the on-line
    process
  • E-mail address should be business appropriate
  • Phone number listed should be answered
    professionally along with voice mail message
  • Ensure you are qualified for job

14
Cover Letter
  • Typically not enough room to include so use
    objective statement to explain what you are
    looking for
  • Bring several copies of cover letter to interview

15
Resume
  • Keep in simple formatting for easy upload
  • Bullet points typically convert very poorly
  • Bring several copies to the interview

16
Tips
  • Spell check, spell check, spell check
  • Make sure application is filled out completely
    and accurately
  • Research location of job to see if it is a
    comfortable commuting distance
  • Refrain from applying several positions at one
    time especially within one organization

17
Interview Process
  • Recruiter Interview
  • Hiring Manager Interview
  • Peer Interview(s) and/or Second Interviews
  • Background and Reference Check
  • Job Offer or Rejection Letter/E-mail

18
Interviewing Skills
19
Best Practices
  • Arrive 10-15 minutes early
  • Be prepared research position and organization
  • Dress the part
  • Confident greeting and handshake
  • Make eye contact and smile
  • Maintain good posture

20
Best Practices (cont.)
  • Keep calm, positive and enthusiastic
  • Take time to collect thoughts before answering
  • Keep responses to questions brief and
    professional
  • Ask a few appropriate questions
  • Thank interviewer(s)
  • Follow up with thank you note or e-mail

21
Things to Avoid
  • Going in cold
  • Negative responses or just answering yes or no
  • Badmouthing past employers
  • Dressing inappropriately
  • Keeping your cell phone on or checking your cell
    phone
  • Chewing gum
  • Talking to much or not enough
  • Not following up after interview

22
Common Skills Assessed
  • Communication
  • Customer service
  • Teamwork
  • Time management
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Conflict management
  • Dependability
  • Ability to work independently
  • Judgement/critical thinking

23
Behavioral Based Questions
  • Most common type of question utilized
  • Asks for examples based on previous experiences
    Tell me about a time when
  • Discuss the situation, what you did and what was
    the outcome or what you learned
  • Past experience is the best indicator of future
    performance

24
Questions?
  • Michael Carter, MSM, LAT
  • Director of Medical Group Operations
  • Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare All Saints
  • 262-687-5832
  • Michael.carter_at_wfhc.org
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