Career Planning BSN Nursing Students Your Resume and

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Career Planning BSN Nursing Students: Your Resume and Job Search presented by: Sue H.

Career Planning BSN Nursing Students: Your Resume and Job Search presented by: Sue H. Strup, MSEd. , MSN Nurse Career Consultant UK Healthcare and UK College of Nursing UK Nursing Career Center

Fact or Myth? ? • A strong resume will get you a job or

Fact or Myth? ? • A strong resume will get you a job or a promotion…… 2

Myth • According to Blogging 4 Jobs Editor, ” A resume will get you

Myth • According to Blogging 4 Jobs Editor, ” A resume will get you through the door, but the interview is what will get you hired. ” 3

Your Job Search Tools • • Strong Resume Strong Cover Letter 3 – 4

Your Job Search Tools • • Strong Resume Strong Cover Letter 3 – 4 Professional References Interview Preparation (business suit, shoes, leather portfolio, home work, etc. ) • Thank you Letters 4

Your Job Search 5

Your Job Search 5

Your Job Search • Update and strengthen your resume and cover letter 1 st!!

Your Job Search • Update and strengthen your resume and cover letter 1 st!! • Your job search will take typically 3 – 6 months • Out of state will take longer…network, network!! Email me and I’ll send you 90+ UK alumnae that have moved out of state • Apply for jobs: - Go to the hospital web site that you are interested - 6 Attend Career Fairs

Your Job Search • At a “public” Medical Center like UK, IU, Ohio State…you

Your Job Search • At a “public” Medical Center like UK, IU, Ohio State…you need to apply by midnight of that date • Apply to your top 3 “dream jobs” • Don’t apply to every job opening you see • If you’ve shadowed there, had a clinical there, or are a Tech there…. make the cover letter personable!! • Use Linked. In to find contacts 7

Your Job Search • If job searching out of state…get a strong letter of

Your Job Search • If job searching out of state…get a strong letter of recommendation. They’ll read it! • Utilize Your Network: According to a recent study by Linked In, 85% of all jobs are still filled via networking! • Join a Professional Association like the Chicago Area Nurses Association. . free job postings and conferences • Volunteer • Informational Interview/Tour 8

Your Job Search • • Conducting a Job Search Are you Looking for NCT

Your Job Search • • Conducting a Job Search Are you Looking for NCT positions? Start Applying now!! UK Jobs https: //ukjobs. uky. edu/postings/search? utf 8=%E 2%9 C%93&query=&query_v 0_ posted_at_date=&225=&985=12&986=&987=&988=&989=&query_organization al_tier_3_id=any&commit=Search Ø Then click on UK Healthcare Jobs 9

Your Job Search Looking to Work for UK Healthcare after Graduation? ? Apply to

Your Job Search Looking to Work for UK Healthcare after Graduation? ? Apply to RN positions. • Begin applying next Spring 2019…. start looking for positions in Jan/Feb/March 2019 10 • https: //ukjobs. uky. edu/postings/search? utf 8= %E 2%9 C%93&query=&query_v 0_posted_at_ date=&225=&985=17&986=&987=&988=&98 9=&query_organizational_tier_3_id=any&com mit=Search

Your Job Search • 11+ other Nursing Internships such as SNAP, VALOR, CBH PEN,

Your Job Search • 11+ other Nursing Internships such as SNAP, VALOR, CBH PEN, SPICEE, LINE, OH, TN, IL, etc. Øhttp: //www. ukhealthcare. uky. edu/nursing/c areer-center/ • Home Health Companion • Volunteer Opportunities • Skilled Nursing Facilities 11

Advice from UK Nurse Recruitment • “In order to work on-call, they need to

Advice from UK Nurse Recruitment • “In order to work on-call, they need to want to learn the basics of care and remember they are “on stage” for future positions such as SNAP and RN…. ” • “They need to be open to working at least 16 hours a month and can work more if their schedule permits” 12

Advice from UK Nurse Recruitment • “Being an on-call NCT is a great way

Advice from UK Nurse Recruitment • “Being an on-call NCT is a great way to learn skills and see all the things they are learning about in class…” Lois Lewis, RN, MSN Nurse Recruiter UK Healthcare Nurse Recruitment 13

When Do You Use a Resume? • • Job Searching Networking Applying for Jobs

When Do You Use a Resume? • • Job Searching Networking Applying for Jobs or Promotions When Needing a Letter of Recommendation • Graduate School Applications (or CV) • Awards/Honors/Special Recognitions • Grant or Scholarship Applications 14

Your Resume • You want your resume to generate interest and interviews. It doesn’t

Your Resume • You want your resume to generate interest and interviews. It doesn’t get you a job and it doesn’t need to cover your life history. It should pique the interest of the reader and answer the only question she/he cares about: will this candidate add value to my floor, unit, department? • If answer is YES, you will get an INTERVIEW!! 15

Before You Write Your Resume • Read the Job Description or Graduate School Application

Before You Write Your Resume • Read the Job Description or Graduate School Application carefully • Underline skills, experience needed, certifications, etc. • Look at different resume styles • Purchase computer, printer, bonded resume paper, etc • ALWAYS SPELL CHECK!! 16

Why Read the Job Description? • • • 17 What skills are they looking

Why Read the Job Description? • • • 17 What skills are they looking for? Education needed? Certifications required? Experience required? ? What else?

 Review Job Descriptions Carefully 18 • Ideal candidate will be assertive, inquisitive, passionate,

Review Job Descriptions Carefully 18 • Ideal candidate will be assertive, inquisitive, passionate, flexible and enjoy serving as an advocate for the patient and their family members. • Excellent communication skills • Excellent patient education skills • Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs • Gordon’s Adaptation Model

Review Job Description Carefully • Associate's degree in Nursing (ADN). Prefer Bachelor's of Science

Review Job Description Carefully • Associate's degree in Nursing (ADN). Prefer Bachelor's of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) • American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support • ACLS certification is required. PALS also preferred • Resume, Cover Letter, Other Doc 19

Section 1: Name, Credentials and Contact Information • • • 20 Name, credentials, degree

Section 1: Name, Credentials and Contact Information • • • 20 Name, credentials, degree Address (Permanent and/or Campus) City, State, Zip Code Email Address Area Code and Phone Number

Section 1: Two Examples of Contact Information • Nancy J. Nursing Student 424 Ruddles

Section 1: Two Examples of Contact Information • Nancy J. Nursing Student 424 Ruddles Mill Road Paris, KY 40361 859 -987 -4737 [email protected] com If Job Searching Out of State (where you are from, add another address) or Nancy J. Nursing Student 459 Burgess Smith Road Sadieville, KY 40370 (502) 857 -8747 jmhill [email protected] uky. edu 21

Section 2: Career Objective • Use When you are Applying for a Specific Job

Section 2: Career Objective • Use When you are Applying for a Specific Job or Graduate Program • Don’t Use When You are Networking or Giving Resumes to Friends or Colleagues • Change Career Objective with Every Job you Apply 22

Section 2: Career Objective Example • To obtain a Nursing Care Technician position by

Section 2: Career Objective Example • To obtain a Nursing Care Technician position by applying the education learned during my BSN program 23

Section 2: Career Objective Example Recent Nursing Graduate Example: To obtain a position as

Section 2: Career Objective Example Recent Nursing Graduate Example: To obtain a position as a BSN prepared Registered Nurse in the Pediatric Nurse Residency Program at Vanderbilt Medical Center. 24

Section 3: Education • Name of School/University (Colleges and Grad school only). No high

Section 3: Education • Name of School/University (Colleges and Grad school only). No high school. • Reverse Chronological Order • City, State • GPA: > 3. 0 or higher • Honors and Accomplishments such as Proficient in Spanish 25

Section 3: Education • List Education Section first for new grads…. . put last

Section 3: Education • List Education Section first for new grads…. . put last if you have 2 - 3+ yrs or more of RN experience • List Continuing Education here • For New Graduates, State Date when You will Sit for Boards, or NCLEX 26

Section 3: Example of Education Information University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY Bachelor of Science

Section 3: Example of Education Information University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, Anticipated May, 2019 Honors and Accomplishments: • Financed 100% of Education with Scholarships and Part-time Employment • GPA: 3. 55 • Class President, UK College of Nursing BSN Class of 2019 • Recipient, Eta J. Moore Nursing Student Scholarship • 27 Fluent in Spanish and Proficient in French and Arabic

Section 4: Related Nursing Experience • This section lists related work experience…related to your

Section 4: Related Nursing Experience • This section lists related work experience…related to your profession that shows employers you have experience in your field 28 • Examples are: Nursing Care Technician, Shadowing, Nursing Synthesis, Home Health Companion, Pharmacy Technician, Mental Health Aide, etc.

Section 4: Related Nursing Experience Nursing Care Technician- Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Lexington

Section 4: Related Nursing Experience Nursing Care Technician- Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Lexington Surgery Center, Lexington, KY (June 2017 - Present) • Assist nurses in providing bedside care to post-operative patients • Maintain and manage equipment and set up for in-unit procedures • Work with post-operative monitoring Therapeutic Riding Instructor Central Kentucky Riding for Hope (July 2017 – Present) • Provide riding instruction for severely disabled children • Enforce safety precautions at all times including use of helmet, safety stirrups and saddle release mechanisms 29

Section 4: Related Nursing Experience BSN Student, Perioperative Course UKHealthcare Main OR, Lexington, KY

Section 4: Related Nursing Experience BSN Student, Perioperative Course UKHealthcare Main OR, Lexington, KY (August 2018 to present) • Completing one full semester coursework including introduction to various surgeries, scrub and circulating nursing, and sterile techniques • Shadowed scrub nurses in 10 or more surgical cases including craniotomies, bladder resections, nephrectomies and spinal fusion BSN Student, Shadowing Experiences (August 2018 to present) UKHealthcare Center for Advanced Surgery (CAS), Lexington, KY • Shadowed surgeons and CRNA’s in various pediatric and adult cases 30

Section 5: Other Work Experience • This section should include “other” work experience that

Section 5: Other Work Experience • This section should include “other” work experience that you might want to highlight such as Childcare Provider, Life Guard, Farm Laborer, Office Assistant, or Previous Career Work, etc. 31

Section 5: Other Professional Experience • • • Engineer Lawyer Manager Teacher Other Professional

Section 5: Other Professional Experience • • • Engineer Lawyer Manager Teacher Other Professional Please Note: Emphasize Your Nursing Experience and De-Emphasize Your Previous Career but Important to Include it!! 32

Sections 6 – 8: You May Have One or All of These Sections Section

Sections 6 – 8: You May Have One or All of These Sections Section 6: Leadership and Involvement Examples: Class President, Treasurer, Pledge Class Educator, Co-Captain, etc. Section 7: Community and Volunteer Experience (may want to insert # of hours): Examples: Mission Trips, Humane Society, Red Cross, Big Brothers, God’s Pantry, etc. 33

Sections 8: You May Have One or All of These Sections Section 8: Certifications

Sections 8: You May Have One or All of These Sections Section 8: Certifications and Licensure: Examples: ACLS Certified, 2018 to present BCLS Certified, 2018 to present, Intraortic Balloon Pump Certified, January 2018 to present RN Licensure in KY (#XXXXX) and OH (#XXXXXX), Anticipated May 2019 34

Section 9: References • You no longer need to put References Available Upon Request.

Section 9: References • You no longer need to put References Available Upon Request. This will save you one line. • You must provide References. • Use a separate sheet of paper with your header and 3 to 4 professional references. 35

Resume Tips • No more than 2 pages; 1 page preferable for nursing student

Resume Tips • No more than 2 pages; 1 page preferable for nursing student or recent graduates • If 2 pages, put your name on 2 nd page Example: Page 2, Resume of Sue H. Strup, MSEd, MSN • You should staple a 2 -page resume in left upper corner • Print out on bonded, resume paper (colors: beige, white and neutral) 36

More Resume Tips • No typos or grammatical errors • Experienced job seekers include

More Resume Tips • No typos or grammatical errors • Experienced job seekers include a Profile or Summary of Qualifications at the top of the resume, with 4 -6 bullets or phrases highlighting the skills and traits that would be of interest to the specific employer • Update your resume at least annually 37

More Resume Tips • Make sure to keep in mind things like the type

More Resume Tips • Make sure to keep in mind things like the type of font you use, the consistency of your margins and the style of your borders can have an effect on a recruiter’s impression • Font recommendations: 10 -12 points and in Ariel or Times New Roman for easier reading 38

More Resume Tips 39 • Using resume templates is discouraged. Create your own unique

More Resume Tips 39 • Using resume templates is discouraged. Create your own unique document that is both appealing and easy to edit. • Do not include personal information such as birth date, a picture, marital status, social security or “in good health. ” • Exclude hobbies, interests and religion /ethnic background unless they would be considered relevant to an employer.

More Resume Tips • Write in the first person but do not use personal

More Resume Tips • Write in the first person but do not use personal pronouns such as “I. ” • Many recruiters go through thousands of resumes during a hiring phase. In a competitive market, you want your resume to stand out from the rest, without looking too gaudy or unprofessional. 40

Now Let’s Critique a Resume Nancy J. Nurse 110 Balloon Pump Lane Lexington, ky

Now Let’s Critique a Resume Nancy J. Nurse 110 Balloon Pump Lane Lexington, ky 40506 (859. 221. 8765) [email protected] com eucation: University of Kentucky Bachelor of Scince in Nursing, Anticipated, hopefully May 2019 Honors and Acomplishements: • GPA: 2. 8 • Study at home a lot Related Nursing Experience: Pet Sitter, Woof Animal House, January 2014 to present Private Clients, Versailles, KY • Work 20 – 30 hours/week walking dogs, transporting to vet appointments and securing the safety of the animal Caregiver/Companion, February 2014 to present Private Quadriplegic Client, Lexington, KY • Sit around and read to client; work cross word puzzles and watch tv when he’s sleeping 41

Resume Example (cont) Related Nursing Experience: BSN Nursing Student Synthesis, Anticipated October 2017 to

Resume Example (cont) Related Nursing Experience: BSN Nursing Student Synthesis, Anticipated October 2017 to present Cardiovascular ICU (CVICU) – UK Chandler Hospital, Lexington, KY • Anticipate providing exceptional, patient centered care for critically ill patients with an RN with various diagnoses including post-CABG, post MI and pre-cardiac transplant Other Clinical Nursing Experiences: Pediatric Nursing, KY Children’s Hospital, August 2016 Public Health Nursing, Fayette County Public Health Department, February 2016 Oother professional Work Experience: Accountant, May 2009 – August 2012 Big Blue Accountants, Lexington, KY • Worked with clients Licensure and Skills: Anticipate applying for KY License and taking NCLEX, December 2017 American Red Cross CPR certified, August 2016 to present Interests: Calligraphy, knitting, basket weaving and needle point 42

Some Job Seeker Myths Fact or Myth? 43 The job market for BSN graduates

Some Job Seeker Myths Fact or Myth? 43 The job market for BSN graduates this year is wide open across the United States so there is no need to prepare for my job search or upcoming interviews? ?

Myth “Although the job market is fairly wide open in the Southern and Midwestern

Myth “Although the job market is fairly wide open in the Southern and Midwestern region of the country, it is highly competitive on the East and West coasts. You still must prepare a professional resume and cover letter, and practice for interviews before you accept your job!!” Sue H. Strup, MSed. , MSN UKHealthcare Career Consultant 44

Cover Letters • A cover letter typically accompanies each resume you send out. •

Cover Letters • A cover letter typically accompanies each resume you send out. • Your cover letter may make the difference between obtaining a job interview and having your resume ignored 45

Cover Letters • Different cover letter formats • Job Application Cover Letter Format (most

Cover Letters • Different cover letter formats • Job Application Cover Letter Format (most common) • Grammatically correct; highlighting skills that match the job description and qualifications • Laid out properly; no typos!! 46

Cover Letters • Cover letter needs to include your contact information (name, address, phone,

Cover Letters • Cover letter needs to include your contact information (name, address, phone, email) so prospective employers can get in touch with you. • Your cover letter should include at least 3 paragraphs: 47

Cover Letters • 1 st paragraph – Indicates why you are writing? ? Job

Cover Letters • 1 st paragraph – Indicates why you are writing? ? Job you are applying? Asking for a meeting? Asking to shadow? The person that recommended you to apply. • 2 nd paragraph – Your skills match what they are looking for…critical to read entire Job Description 48

Cover Letters • 3 rd Paragraph – Summarize your qualifications and interest in working

Cover Letters • 3 rd Paragraph – Summarize your qualifications and interest in working for employer - Also, if you plan to be in the area list dates you are available to meet. - Thank the employer - Sign the cover letter 49

Cover Letters Reminders: - Try to find the name of the Person that is

Cover Letters Reminders: - Try to find the name of the Person that is Hiring. Address the cover letter to that person! - Always RUN a Spell Check! - If someone referred you, don’t forget to mention name (1 st paragraph) - Be consistent with FONTS - Do not staple cover letter to resume…print out both on bonded paper (if hand delivering 50 or application)

UKHealthcare Career Center Nursing Career Services Offered for UK Healthcare and UK CON: 51

UKHealthcare Career Center Nursing Career Services Offered for UK Healthcare and UK CON: 51 • Shadowing Program • Graduate School Options • Resume & Cover Letter and Interview Groups • Monthly Lunch and Learns • Nursing Education Fairs • Handouts/Career Materials/Resources • Interview 911

Lunch and Learn Career Planning Workshop Series • The 3 rd Thursday of each

Lunch and Learn Career Planning Workshop Series • The 3 rd Thursday of each Month • UK College of Nursing Graduate Programs: When Should I apply, What is offered and What are the Career Opportunities? Thursday, November 29 th, 2019 ~ 11: 30 a. m. – 12: 15 p. m. • Some previous topics include becoming a CRNA, APRN, CNS, Nurse Leader, Nurse Informaticist, Nurse Researcher, Psych Nursing, etc. 52

UK Nursing Education Fair – Thursday, November 8 11 a. m. – 2 p.

UK Nursing Education Fair – Thursday, November 8 11 a. m. – 2 p. m. ~ 25+ Nursing Programs Attending UK Chandler Hospital PAV A – Ground Floor 53

UKHealthcare Career Center Hours of Operation: • • 8: 30 a. m. – 4:

UKHealthcare Career Center Hours of Operation: • • 8: 30 a. m. – 4: 30 p. m. M, Tues, Wed and Thurs Group Appts Available only for BSN students Every Monday Resume/Cover Letter Group ~ 11 a. m. – Noon Interview Groups every Wed ~ 11 a. m. - Noon 2 Locations and Contact: • UK Chandler Hospital Nursing Career Center ~ H-172 • GSH Nursing Career Center ~ C 012 A Sue H. Strup, MSEd. , MSN 54 Career Consultant #859. 323. 3169 or sue. [email protected] edu

UKHealthcare Career Center • Check out the UK Career Center Web Page: • http:

UKHealthcare Career Center • Check out the UK Career Center Web Page: • http: //www. ukhealthcare. uky. edu/nursin g/career-center/ 55

Resume and Cover Letter Group Critique Sessions 56 • Held Every Monday (11 a.

Resume and Cover Letter Group Critique Sessions 56 • Held Every Monday (11 a. m. – Noon) • Email (sue. [email protected] edu) for availability • Cover every aspect of the job search including out of state job searches, resume and cover letters. • They do Fill Up Quickly!! • Maximum 10 students

Interview Strategies Group Session 57 • Every Wednesday (11 a. m. – Noon) •

Interview Strategies Group Session 57 • Every Wednesday (11 a. m. – Noon) • Cover Every Aspect of the Interview including “Tell Me About Yourself, “ Dress for Success, Answering Behavioral Based Interview Questions, and What ? ’s to Ask • Email (sue. [email protected] edu) for Availability • They do Fill Up Quickly!! • Maximum 10 students

Q & A 58

Q & A 58