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1 Nursing Strategies The Final Day

2 Explore potential paths (378) A wide array of job possibilities exists Within each job, there is variety of tasks and skills $

3 Build knowledge and experience (379) Internships Residencies Jobs Volunteering CNA LVN

4 Know what employers want (379-80) Skilled employees – Communication – Analytical skills – Creativity – Practical thinking – Teamwork – Goal setting – Cultural competence Leadership Positive attitude Integrity Flexibility Continual learning Healthy

5 Networking (385) The exchange of information or services among individuals, groups or institutions

6 Cooperative Education (385) A program offered by some colleges that combines credit-earning course work with paid work experience in a field that relates to the course.

7 Contact (385) A person who serves as a carrier or source of information

8 Resume (387) Typed High-quality paper Neat design Acceptable format Proofread x2 Keywords No pictures Short – 1 page!

9 Cover letter (387) Tell the employer what job you are interested in and why he or she should hire you. (Sell yourself!)

10 Interview (387) Practice

11 1.Name of company, position title and description, dates of employment. 2.What were your expectations for the job and to what extent were they met? 3.What were your starting and final levels of compensation? 4.What were your responsibilities? 5.What major challenges and problems did you face? How did you handle them?

12 1.What have you learned from your mistakes? 2.What did you like or dislike about your previous job? 3.Which was most / least rewarding? 4.What was the biggest accomplishment / failure in this position? 5.Questions about your supervisors and co- workers.

13 What was it like working for your supervisor? What do you expect from a supervisor? What problems have you encountered at work? Who was your best boss and who was the worst? Why are you leaving your job?

14 Why did you resign? Why did you quit your job? What have you been doing since your last job? Why were you fired?

15 Job Interview Questions About You What is your greatest weakness? What is your greatest strength? How will your greatest strength help you perform? How would you describe yourself? Describe a typical work week. Do you take work home with you? How many hours do you normally work?

16 How would you describe the pace at which you work? How do you handle stress and pressure? What motivates you? Are you a self motivator? What are your salary expectations? What do you find are the most difficult decisions to make? Tell me about yourself.

17 What has been the greatest disappointment in your life? What are you passionate about? What are your pet peeves? What do people most often criticize about you? When was the last time you were angry? What happened? -If you could relive the last 10 years of your life, what would you do differently? If the people who know you were asked why you should be hired, what would they say? Do you prefer to work independently or on a team?

18 Give some examples of teamwork. More teamwork interview questions. What type of work environment do you prefer? How do you evaluate success? If you know your boss is 100% wrong about something how would you handle it? Describe a difficult work situation / project and how you overcame it. Describe a time when your workload was heavy and how you handled it. More job interview questions about your abilities More job interview questions about you.

19 Interview (387) Prepare – Learn about the organization. – Have a specific job in mind – Review your qualifications for the job. – Be ready to briefly describe your experience, showing how it relates it the job. – Be ready to answer broad questions, such as "Why should I hire you?" "Why do you want this job?" "What are your strengths and weaknesses?" – Practice an interview with a friend or relative.

20 Interview (387) Get ready – Dress: Neat, clean and appropriate Nice shoes – Extra copy of resume – No chewing gum – No smoking – Confident handshake – Make eye contact – No perfume / cologne – Prepare a few questions to ask

21 Interview (387) Be on time! – Be early.

22 Interview (387) Stay calm – Remember to listen – Think before you speak! – Avoid negative body language

23 Interview (387) Show what you know – Learn the name of your interviewer and greet him or her with a firm handshake. – Use good manners with everyone you meet. – Relax and answer each question concisely. – Use proper English—avoid slang. – Be cooperative and enthusiastic.

24 – Ask questions about the position and the organization – Also avoid asking questions about salary and benefits unless a job offer is made. – Thank the interviewer when you leave and shake hands.

25 Interview (387) Follow-up – Send a short thank you note following the interview

26 What to bring to the interview Social Security card. Government-issued identification Resume or application. References. Transcripts. Paper and Pen

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