Many registered nurses are always on the search for a job that fits their profession and career hoping to land in the perfect spot. What they have in them is their diplomas and certifications that will surely impress their prospect employers. But sometimes, those papers are not enough.
Finding a fine job that suits your nursing profession may be stressful at times, not only for fresh graduates but for those with nursing work experience. Below are some tips that I think can help you out in your nurse job hunting.
Look At The Proper Place
If you have target companies, hospitals, institution etc. in mind, make sure to do some research about what they need/expect at their nurses. Most of the time, they will post a job requirements either via their own website/page or via those famous online job websites.
One tip I can give you here is that look for those institutions that have a close tie or affiliated with the school/university where you graduated. It will make your job hunting a lot easier.
Impress With A Great Resume
Resume is a must for every job seekers out there, not only in the nursing field. Create a resume that will sell yourself and your skills or abilities. Always remember that first impression tends to last. Your resume can make or break you as an applicant. Be sure to proofread your resume 2 times or more just to make sure it’s error free. Even if you are one of the most fluent English writer/speaker, typographical errors always occur.
Include your educational accomplishments and clinical experience in your resume. List all the nursing skills and job experience that will complement the job you are seeking. For the seasoned nurse, make sure your resume is current and accounts for any gaps in your career. If a cover letter is included with the resume, make sure the cover letter reflects what you are seeking in a job and what makes you the right person for the job.
Be On Time Or Even Ahead Of Time
Be prepared for your interview at all times. Show up at your interview ahead of time for you to get a feel of the interview location. This somehow helps you out to release the tension the interview might bring to you. Showing up late at your job interview easily gives your employer not to hire you.
One more tip: It really helps to research things out about the company or institution you are applying for before the interview. They might include questions regarding their company, along with those usual and tough interview questions for you to answer.
I hope the above basic tips can help you out. Always remember that you studied hard enough for you to finish your nursing career. Now is the perfect time to reward your self or your family by landing in a good job that fits your needs and skills.
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