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Cover Letter & Resume Writing
Cover Letter Use the same header on your resume on the top of your cover letter. Today’s date (enter 4 times) Name of employer Street address City, State Zip code (enter twice) Dear Human Resources or Talent Acquisition team, First paragraph I am a (list your license/certification name) from Miami Dade College, and I am excited to apply for (name of position “as listed” on the job posting) at your company. I am specifically interested in this role because…(fill in the blank). Second paragraph List what you have common, which is in correlation with the position’s / company’s mission, vision, and core values. Also identify which rotations / internships/ work experience you completed with them or another company, and how these experiences have better prepared you to succeed in the position. Third paragraph State the “soft skills” that make you a strong candidate. For example you can talk about skills you have in active listening, leadership, team building, organization, strategic thinking, problem solving. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to the opportunity to meet in a formal interview where we can discuss my interest and experience in more detail. Sincerely, (enter 3 times) Type your name, License / Certification
Your Online Presence will make you or break you! Use social media platforms wisely Top three used by employers are: Linked. In (91. 1%) Facebook (73. 8%), and Twitter (67. 7%)
ATS Applicant Tracking System
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Career Fairs: Understand Meet Employer Expectations Who’s attending? • Employers that have part-time and full-time clinical and non-clinical job opportunities. Why should you attend? • On-the-Spot Interviews, Job Offers, and Interviews will be Scheduled, Excellent Networking opportunity. What will happen? You will meet with HR/Talent Acquisition Team members who will: • scan your resume online • schedule a follow up interview over the phone • will interview you quickly in person • refer you to a hiring manager
DRESS FOR SUCCESS! WHAT TO WEAR TO A JOB INTERVIEW?
• • Connecting with employers Applying for internships and jobs Researching employers Accessing resources Preparing a resume and cover letter Preparing for interviews Networking skills and opportunities Creating a Linked. In profile and professional photo Make An Appointment (305) 237 -3215 | [email protected] edu www. MDCWORKS. org
What to bring with you Portfolio in hand with: • Targeted cover letters for each employer • Targeted resumes for each employer • List of positions you applied to so you can discuss next steps • Cover letter for each employer • Copy of certifications • Letters of recommendations Body Language: More is expected, and noticed! • Your posture is open and enthusiastic • You reflect the type of candidate they’re seeking • You look and act confident
Types of Interviews • Traditional • Committee • Phone or SKYPE • Panel and Hiring Department
Interview Tips • Take credit for your professional accomplishments • Make eye contact and smile • Be direct • Focus on professional expertise and not personal issues • Don’t be passive • Don’t be discouraged if the interviewer seems impersonal
Most Commonly Asked Questions • Tell me about yourself and what attracted you to this company? • What do you see yourself doing five years from now? • Why should we hire you? • What are your salary expectations? • What is your greatest strength? • What is your greatest weakness? • Do you have any questions for me?
Behavior Based Questions Give me an example of a time where you: • demonstrated integrity in the workplace • had to handle a conflict and how did you resolve it • had to deal with a difficult patient or customer • demonstrated leadership • demonstrated being a team player • made a mistake; how did you resolve it and what did you learn from the experience • went above and beyond to provide excellent customer service to a patient or customer.
Be prepared to ask questions • What is the next step in the hiring process? • What are your expectations for someone in this role to produce within their first 90 days on the job? • What goals does this department have? • What are some challenges the department is dealing with? • Is overtime expected? • What are the prospects for growth and advancement? • What do you like about working here?
Example # 1 Dear Ms. Career, Thank you for taking the time to meet with me Friday regarding the nursing position on the Maternity floor. I’m very excited about the opportunity to work at Baptist Health! The position sounds exciting, and it’s a role I believe I’d excel in thanks to my last clinical rotation in the department. The staff was friendly and professional. I look forward to hearing from you and would love to continue exploring how I may contribute to your company. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need clarification on anything we talked about. Best regards, Jane Doe
Job and Career Fair Campus Date Time Location Focus Homestead 4 -Mar 10: 00 AM to 1: 00 PM F-222 Career Medical 11 -Mar 10: 00 AM to 1: 00 PM 3102 Career