Presentation on theme: "Obtaining the Job You Want!"— Presentation transcript:
1 Obtaining the Job You Want! Resume Preparation & Interviewing TipsSara SalsburyMarshfield ClinicHuman Resources DepartmentThe mission of the Clinic is to serve patients through accessible, high quality health care, research and education.
2 Begin with an Impressive Cover Letter Be brief and to the point.Spark the reader’s interest with your opening statement.State the title and number of the position for which you are applying.Describe one or two of your greatest qualifications for the position.Ask for action to be taken.Thank you!
3 Information to Include in a Resume Personal data / contact informationEmployment objectiveEducationEmployment historyMilitary historyUnique skillsMiscellaneousReference page
4 Common Resume Mistakes Too longToo short or sketchyHard to readWordySpelling/grammatical errorsLacks career objectiveDishonestPoor appearance
5 Completing Applications Be simple and to the point.Be accurate and HONEST.Complete all sections (omissions = falsification).Be aware of spelling and grammar.
6 Completing On-line Applications Become familiar with employer websites.Complete your application in advance.Set up alerts, if available.Verify application has been submitted.Check back for application status.
7 Preparing for the Interview Review your background – how does it relate to this employer and type of work?Be able to state your career goals clearly.Identify education and work experience that qualifies you for the position.Research the organization.
8 Information Gathering Size of company relative to industryRate of growthServices offeredOrganizational cultureCompetitionOrganizational structureLocations/sitesMission statement
9 Where to Find this Information Company literature / advertisingAnnual reportsWebsiteWord of mouth
10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before the Interview Why did I choose a career in this area?How have my education and experiences prepared me for this role?How can I contribute to this organization?Why should I be the one hired?What did I learn from my clinical experience?
11 What Interviewers Look For Initial impressionMannerismsProfessionalismRelevant work experienceAdaptabilityLeadershipProductivityRelevant educationTeam work/leadershipAccomplishmentsInterpersonal skillsCommunication skillsInterest in positionEnthusiasmKnowledge of companyQuestionsInitiativeGoals and ValuesAccountability
12 Interviewers will ask questions to determine your: Questions AskedInterviewers will ask questions to determine your:Ability to perform in a positionWillingness to learnManageability
13 Negative Factors that May Lead to Rejection Poor appearanceOverbearingInability to express selfLack of interest or enthusiasmLack of poise or confidencePoor eye contactEvasivenessLate to interview
14 The Thank You LetterThank the interviewer for the opportunity to meet and discuss the position.State the position for which you were interviewed.Include some of the conversational highlights.Clarify any information the interviewer may have requested (or items you may have forgotten to mention).Reaffirm your interest and enthusiasm.
15 Reference checks are always completed prior to offer and hire. A Note on ReferencesReference checks are always completed prior to offer and hire.One unfavorable reference may ruin your chances of being hired.List references who know you on a professional level.