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Title: Career Services Center


1
Steps to Help You Land the Interview and Get the
Job
  • Career Services Center
  • Christy Meriwether, Managing Director
  • Donna Balko, Employer Relations

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Steps
  • Step 1 Self Assessment
  • Step 2 Networking
  • Step 3 Constructing a Winning Resume
  • Step 4 References
  • Step 5 Cover Letter
  • Step 6 Letters of Recommendation
  • Step 7 Thank You Notes
  • Step 8 The Interview

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Begin with a Self Assessment
  • In preparation for your career, think about
  • What is your starting point?
  • What makes you unique?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • Where are you headed?
  • What are your goals in 1, 5, 10 years?
  • Reconsider these questions throughout your career.

4
Networking
  • In some industries, at least 60 of jobs are
    found by networking.

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What is a resume?
  • It is usually the first impression you will make
    on a potential employer, so create interest by
    telling them why they should hire you!
  • Summary of relevant experience
  • Screening tool (good and bad)
  • It is an invitation for an interview
  • Career planning tool

6
General Tips for Resumes
  • Name at a 16 font size
  • Headers (Education, etc.) at a 12-14 font size
  • Use a horizontal format
  • Text underneath headers is at an 11-12 font size
  • Readable and clear font
  • Acronyms spelled out when not commonly known
  • When spelled out do not put acronyms in
    parentheses unless using them more than once

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General Tips for Resumes
  • Which if the following statements is true
    regarding the correct length for a resume?
  • 1 It must be only one page.
  • 2 One to one-and-half pages is okay.
  • 3 If you have a lot of experience, it can be as
    long as you want.

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General Tips for Resumes
  • Do not write in first or third-person, except in
    the Objective Statement where you can use
    pronouns, I or me
  • Use action verbs to describe school and work
    experiences and use proper tense
  • Use bullets for lists not for one item
  • No pictures, graphics, or URLs
  • If your resume is two pages, put your name on the
    second page

9
Finish strong
  • Proofread and have others proofread!
  • Print on resume paper and use a quality printer
  • Also use for cover letter and reference page

10
Sample Elements of a Resume
  • Name, Address, Phone, Email
  • Objective
  • Education
  • Clinical Experience
  • Related Work Experience
  • Certifications
  • Honors/Awards
  • Community Engagement
  • Professional Memberships

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Objective Creation Tips
  • Keep it concise, targeted and relevant
  • Focus on your skills how you will benefit the
    employer
  • Should be crystal clear about career direction
  • Varies depending upon the job you want

12
Objective Format Example
  • Begin with what you are seeking
  • Add what you will bring to the position
  • End with how you will help, benefit, or improve
    the hospital, etc.
  • Keep to one sentence

13
Objective Format Example
  • Great examples
  • Example
  • To secure employment as a Graduate Nurse in which
    I can utilize my ______ skill(s) to_________.
  • Seeking a Critical Care internship in which I can
    utilize my ____ to______.

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Education
  • Name of school plus city and state
  • Bold the university and/or college names
  • Do not list high school
  • Degree, month, and year (do not say anticipated
    graduation date)
  • GPA optional (if over 3.0)
  • Example
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
    School of Nursing, Lubbock, TXBachelor of
    Science in Nursing, May 2014
  • GPA 3.0

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Clinical Experiences with Education
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
    School of Nursing, Lubbock, TX
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, May 2014
  • GPA 3.0
  • Clinical Experience
  • University Medical Center, Lubbock, TXOncology,
    Fall 2013 or October 2013 November 2013
  • Observed hospice referral and was mentored on
    easing the emotional impact of impending death
  • Assisted
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit, University Medical
    Center, Fall 2013
  • Conducted hourly neurological checks on a patient
    suffering with coup contrecoup lesion
  • Translated for the nurses and physicians on the
    unit for a patient who only spoke Spanish

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Clinical Experiences as a Separate Heading
  • University Medical Center, Lubbock, TXOncology,
    Fall 2013 or October 2013 November 2013
  • Observed hospice referral and was mentored on
    easing the emotional impact of impending death
  • Assisted.
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit, University Medical
    Center, Fall 2013
  • Conducted hourly neurological checks on a patient
    suffering of coup-contra coup lesion
  • Translated for the nurses and physicians on the
    unit on a patient who only spoke Spanish
  • Placed a nasogastric tube on a patient in the
    SICU

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Clinical Experiences as a Separate Heading
  • Relate bullets to your objective
  • Use bullets that begin with action verbs
  • Two lines or shorter in length
  • Think in terms of a process
  • Hospitals want to know your performance in the
    following areas
  • Competent bedside care
  • Use of high level equipment
  • Performance in high level procedures
  • Good communication skills
  • Teamwork

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Use the Job Description as a Guide
Job Responsibilities Implements and monitors
patient care plans. Monitors, records and
communicates patient condition as appropriate.
Monitors and documents patient's condition and
effectiveness and timeliness of care and/or
interventions evaluates, updates and revises
plan of care to facilitate achievement of planned
and expected outcomes. Serves as a primary
coordinator of all disciplines for
well-coordinated patient care. Administers
prescribed medications and treatments in
accordance with approved nursing protocol. Notes
and carries out physician and nursing orders.
Assesses and coordinates patient's discharge
planning needs with members of the healthcare
team. Assesses educational needs of the patient
and significant others considering cultural
issues and other special concerns. Provides
teaching and educational material as appropriate.
Validates and documents patient and family
understanding of teaching.
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Related Work Experience
  • Place of employment, city, state, month, and year
    of employment
  • Position held under place of employment
  • If you have limited space, put the position in
    front of the place of employment so it is on the
    same line
  • Bulleted experiences beginning with action words
  • Example
  • Hospice of the South Plains, Lubbock, TX
    June 2011-August 2011Nursing Assistant
  • Provided hospice-related healthcare in nursing
    homes, assisted living centers and patients
    residences
  • Assisted patients with

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Other Headers
Certifications American Heart Association,
CPR/BLS and First Aid Certified Honors Texas
Tech University Health Sciences Center Deans
List, Spring 2013 Community Engagement March of
Dimes Walk America, Volunteer and
Fundraiser Professional Organizations Texas
Nursing Students Association, Member
21
References
  • References Available Upon Request
  • Last item on the resume
  • Signals the end of the resume
  • May help you stand out
  • Reference Page is Separate from Resume
  • Include your Page Header at the Top
  • Center and title the page References
  • Name, credentials, title, address, phone, email
  • Left justified

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References
References Meghan Rowen, MSN, RN Instructor,
TTUHSC School of Nursing 3601 4th Street, MS
6264 Lubbock, TX 79413 Office 806.743.2730 Cell
806.500.5555 meghan.rowen_at_ttuhsc.edu
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Finish strong
  • Proofread and have others proofread
  • Proofread again
  • Print on resume paper and use a quality printer
  • Also use for cover letter and reference page
  • Did we mention.proofread

24
More about proofreading
  • Watch for words in ALL CAPS.
  • Dont rely on spellcheck alone
  • I am experienced in all faucets (facets) of
    accounting
  • Strong Work Ethic, Attention to Detail, Team
    Player, Attention to Detail 
  • Instrumental in ruining entire operation for a
    Midwest chain store.
  • Hope to hear from you, shorty.

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Cover Letter
  • Your marketing piece when you are not there
  • Remember, do not repeat the information in your
    resume
  • Include why you became a nurse
  • Be specific. Dont just tell them you are
    qualified. Give examples.

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Cover Letter
  • First paragraph Introduction
  • Introduction with information about the job you
    are applying to
  • Second paragraph Body
  • Why are you interested in the position?
  • Why their hospital?
  • Why did you go into nursing? What sets you apart?
  • Be specific
  • Final Paragraph Closing
  • Indicate you hope to meet with them
  • Make reference to your contact information
  • Thank them

29
Letters of Recommendation
  • Think of the image you want to put forth and
    choose people who can write to support that image
  • Meet with each of them and tell them what you are
    applying for and why
  • Ask them if they would be able to provide you
    with a strong letter of recommendation
  • Give them 3-4 weeks notice
  • Provide them with information about the job,
    who/where to mail the letter, deadline and resume
  • Be prepared to provide them with a summary of
    your accomplishments

30
Items to Remember
  • When applying online
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • When applying in person
  • Resume
  • References in case they ask for them
  • Generally, references are requested during or
    after the interview

31
Prior to the Interview
  • Do your homework
  • Review the hospitals website and learn facts
  • Saves interviews time and is impressive
  • Get the name of the person you will interview
    with and use it as it is music to their ears
  • Review the job posting again
  • Be prepared to answer and ask questions

32
Types of Interviews
  • Phone interview (usually for screening
    candidates)
  • Face-to-face interview with one person. Usually a
    nurse recruiter or human resources
  • Group interview with several nurse managers

33
Arriving for the Interview
  • Take resume and references
  • Turn off the cell phone or leave it in the car!
  • Do not be seen absorbed in your phone
  • Arrive 10-15 min. early
  • Treat everyone you see politely

34
During and After the Interview
  • Shake hands and have good eye contact upon
    greeting the interviewer
  • Practice, practice, practice
  • Listen
  • Thank the interviewer following the interview and
    shake hands
  • Send a handwritten thank you note ASAP

35
Behavioral Questions
  • Behavioral questions are very common among
    hospital recruiters because past behavior is a
    predictor of future behavior
  • For example Describe a situation when you went
    above and beyond what was expected of you.
  • Be prepared
  • Mock Interview

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Steps to Answering Behavioral Questions
  • Describe a situation when you went above and
    beyond what was expected of you.
  • Describe a specific situation
  • Identify hindrances or challenges
  • Explain the action(s) taken
  • Discuss the results or outcomes
  • Evaluate or summarize what was learned

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Behavioral Questions
  • Practicing your responses will help you recall
    past situations
  • Avoid the following pitfalls
  • Not giving enough detail
  • Being unprepared
  • Being too rehearsed/polished

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Thank you
  • Send a thank you to the recruiter(s)
  • References are important and deserve a BIG thank
    you.
  • Handwritten notes are the best
  • Follow up with your references to let them know
    what job you landed

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Note Example
Dear Ms. Adams, Thank you for the opportunity to
interview for the _____. I am very interested in
the job and feel that I have the skills you
desire. I enjoyed meeting you and learning more
about _____ and look forward to hearing from you
soon. Sincerely,
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Resources
www.ttuhsc.edu/son/career, For Students Career
Counseling Donna Balko, Career
Counselor/Employer Relations Christy Meriwether,
Senior Director Resume Builder (Optimal
Resume) How to Guide Interview Stream
(interview prep) Jobs Job search (Career
Shift) use group code soncareers Current
Job postings Hospital information
sheets Library of Resources
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Resources
  • Library of Resources
  • Resume Building PowerPoint
  • Resume Planning Guide
  • Cover Letter Planning Guide
  • Action Verbs
  • Interview Planning Guide
  • Top 10 Interview Questions
  • Interview Questions (Sample Behavioral Questions)

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  • One important key to success is self-confidence.
    An important key to self-confidence is
    preparation.

  • Arthur Ashe

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