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2 Interviewing Tips for Nurses When the voice recording stops, please advance to the next slide.

3 Services Offered for Nursing Students  Resume Reviews  Interview Preparation  Specialty Workshops  On-Line Services - OUCareerLink.com  Job postings  Resume / cover letter uploads  Career Services Web Site When the voice recording stops, please advance to the next slide.

4 Skills & Behaviors Employers Seek in Candidates Leadership abilities Computer/technical skills Knowledge of the position & required skills Interpersonal skills Creativity Teamwork skills Flexibility Energy and enthusiasm Communication skills - oral and written When the voice recording stops, please advance to the next slide.

5 Preparing for an Interview Research the company Speak to people currently working in the field Create a list of your skills, abilities and professional achievements Identify your transferrable skills Know your career goals Practice interviewing Do a test run to ensure you know the exact location of interview When the voice recording stops, please advance to the next slide.

6 The Interview  Introduce yourself  Shake hands firmly and smile  Manage non-verbal behavior (make eye contact, don’t fidget, etc.)  Articulate your qualifications for the job  Provide clear and specific answers  Listen actively and don’t interrupt  Be positive and show interest in the position  Reinforce your skills and abilities When the voice recording stops, please advance to the next slide.

7 The Interview – Wrap up & Follow up  Restate your interest in the position and company  Briefly summarize your strongest qualifications  Ask any remaining questions you have about the position and the company  Make certain you understand next steps/hiring timeline  Thank the employer for his/her time & consideration  Ask for a business card so you have his/her contact information  Send a Thank You letter within 24 hours of the interview When the voice recording stops, please advance to the next slide.

8 Interview Dos  Dress professionally and conservatively  Arrive minutes early  Ask employer about his/her position  Cover any tattoos/body piercings (except one pair conservative earrings for women)  Speak clearly and demonstrate confidence  Demonstrate good posture  Bring extra resumes & a copy of your references When the voice recording stops, please advance to the next slide.

9 Interview Don’ts  Answer cell phone during interview - turn it off!  Appear rushed, distracted or disorganized  Chew gum  Wear too much makeup or cologne  Discuss personal or family issues  Speak negatively about former employers/co- workers  Wear clothing with unusual colors or patterns When the voice recording stops, please advance to the next slide.

10 Biggest Mistakes Made by Recent Grads in the Interviewing Process Acting bored or cocky Not dressing appropriately Coming to the interview with no knowledge of the company Not turning off cell phones or electronic devices Not asking good questions during the interview Asking what the pay is before the company considered them for the job Spamming employers with the same resume and/or cover letter Failure to remove unprofessional photos/content from social networking pages, web pages, blogs, etc. Source: Jobweb.com When the voice recording stops, please advance to the next slide.

11 Types of Interviews Panel Phone Behavioral On site (Extended) Mock Directed (Traditional) One-on-One Interviews Career fair When the voice recording stops, please advance to the next slide.

12 Thank You Letters  Send Thank You letter within 24 hours  If employer is making a fast decision, will suffice  Thank you letters leave a positive impression of you  Should thank employer for their time & consideration  Send a letter to each person you interviewed with  Spell names correctly – get business cards after interview  Letter should be in same font and style as resume and cover letter  Reiterate interest in the position  Highlight your top qualifications for the job When the voice recording stops, please advance to the next slide.

13 LET US HELP YOU Contact us at: Carol Anne Ketelsen, Or Michelle Serafino When the voice recording stops, please advance to the next slide.


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