Certifications and Credentialing
- Be prepared to answer the following questions:
- Why do you want to work here?
- What are your strengths and weaknesses?
- How well do you work with others?
- What makes you the best candidate for the job?
- Research the facility interviewing you, and memorize a few facts about them.
- Maintain a positive attitude. Do not talk about bad experiences from past assignments/jobs.
- Wear formal business attire for in-person interviews.
- If interviewing by phone, find a quiet place with no distractions.
- If you have scheduling requests or you require specific dates off, please discuss this during your initial interview.
- Here are a list of questions you may want to ask the person interviewing you:
- What types of patient population/caseload are primarily seen?
- How soon are you looking to fill this position?
- Can you tell me about the staff and the team environment?
What is the patient ratio?
- How often do you send your nurses to float? To which floors?
- What kind of scheduling do you prefer?
- One page is preferred (no more than two)
Font size of 10-12
- Standard font like Times or Helvetica.
- Include name, address, phone number, and email at the top
- Save in PDF file format
- Begin with a summary objective that states what skills you can offer.
- List work history and professional experience, including the start and end date of each position, as well as the facility’s name where the position was held.
- List any computer charting experience.
- List your education, naming highest degree first.
- List honors received and professional organizations joined.
- Do not include personal information like interests, religious affiliations, or social groups.
- Include three professional references from individuals you recently worked with.