Lecture 13 Nursing strategies

Nursing Strategies
The Final Day
Explore potential paths (378)
• A wide array of job possibilities exists
• Within each job, there is variety of tasks and
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Build knowledge and experience (379)
Know what employers want
• Skilled employees
Analytical skills
Practical thinking
Goal setting
Cultural competence
Positive attitude
Continual learning
Networking (385)
• The exchange of information or
services among individuals, groups or
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.
Contact (385)
• A person who serves as a carrier or source of
Resume (387)
High-quality paper
Neat design
Acceptable format
Proofread x2
No pictures
Short – 1 page!
Cover letter (387)
• Tell the employer what job you are interested
in and why he or she should hire you. (Sell
Interview (387)
• Practice
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
4. What were your responsibilities?
5. What major challenges and problems did you
face? How did you handle them?
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 coworkers.
• What was it like working for your supervisor?
• What do you expect from a supervisor?
• What problems have you encountered at
• Who was your best boss and who was the
• Why are you leaving your job?
Why did you resign?
Why did you quit your job?
What have you been doing since your last job?
Why were you fired?
Job Interview Questions About You
What is your greatest weakness?
What is your greatest strength?
How will your greatest strength help you
How would you describe yourself?
Describe a typical work week.
Do you take work home with you?
How many hours do you normally work?
• 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.
• What has been the greatest disappointment in your
• 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?
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.
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.
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
Interview (387)
• Be on time!
– Be early.
Interview (387)
• Stay calm
– Remember to listen
– Think before you speak!
– Avoid negative body language
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.
– Ask questions about the position and the
– Also avoid asking questions about salary and
benefits unless a job offer is made.
– Thank the interviewer when you leave and shake
Interview (387)
• Follow-up
– Send a short thank you note following the
What to bring to the interview
Social Security card.
Government-issued identification
Resume or application.
Paper and Pen

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