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The Interview. Maggie Venzke, MSN, FNP-BC Shelli Mayer, MSN, ANP-BC Marymount University FNP Program ANCC Professional Career Day, Spring 2013. Searching for Employment . Research Potential Employer Professional Associations Journals

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the interview

The Interview

Maggie Venzke, MSN, FNP-BC

Shelli Mayer, MSN, ANP-BC

Marymount University FNP Program

ANCC Professional Career Day, Spring 2013

searching for employment
Searching for Employment
  • Research Potential Employer
    • Professional Associations
    • Journals
    • Web Sites AANP Career link, Advance for NPs & PAs, Monster.com
    • Annual Reports
    • Site Brochures
    • LinkedIn
  • Private Sources of info (Networking)
    • Past or current employees
    • Friends
searching for employment1
Searching for Employment
  • Organize information you want to know
    • Client population
    • Advancement Opportunities
    • Organizational Culture
    • Chain of Command
    • Specific job requirements- Knowledge skills and abilities needed
    • Job description
attending the interview
Attending the Interview
  • Dress for the company- Be relaxed & confident
  • Be early
  • Know names of people you will meet
  • Bring extra copies of your resume
  • Bring professional portfolio
  • Bring list of references
  • First Impressions Count!
  • Be prepared for initial phone interview and group interviews
preparing for usual questions
Preparing for usual questions
  • Tell me about yourself (focus on professional)
  • Career Goals
  • Qualifications for the position
  • Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Accomplishments
  • Keep answers short and focused
  • Discuss limitations that can be easily modified
your elevator speech
Your Elevator speech
  • 30 seconds or less…. Tell me about yourself?
  • Your Choice:
    • Pause, Panic and Procrastinate (by rambling on)

Or

    • Perfectly articulate you Position and Passion
  • Elevator speech – 30-90 seconds, entrée to networking and marketing yourself.
  • Resources:
    • Powerful Presentations
    • Harvard Business School Elevator Pitch
preparing for tough questions
Preparing for tough Questions
  • Types of Difficult Questions
    • Standard
      • How would you describe your work style
      • Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years?
    • Problem Solving
      • How would you handle this client?
      • Answer based on your knowledge level and experience
      • If you don’t know something indicate that you know where to find the answers
    • Illegal Questions
      • Age, Marital status
      • Birthplace, Religion
      • Spouse’s Occupation
questions you may ask
Questions you May ask
  • Be certain of what you want in a position
    • How much call or overtime is expected?
    • Do you want to see only particular types of clients?
    • Is there training/orientation for new employees
    • What else can I tell you about my qualifications?
  • Use your knowledge of position to generate questions & ask!
  • Lastly; When will I hear back?
general advice
General Advice
  • Practice, Practice, Practice!
  • Be positive in verbal/body language
  • Be confident and straight forward
  • Listen carefully & learn from interview
  • Recognize when the interview is OVER
  • Do NOT discuss salary or benefits on first interview; have offer made to you in writing is best.
  • Advance for NP Salary Survey 2011
  • Follow up with a “Thank you” letter/email
references
references
  • Advance for NPs & PAs
  • Bolles, Richard. (2013). What Color is Your Parachute. Publisher: Ten Speed Press, CA. ISBN-13: 9781607741473.
  • Selected Resources for NP Career Day 2013
  • Brown, MA,& Olshansky, E. (1998). Becoming a primary care nurse practitioner: challenges of the initial year of practice. The Nurse Practitioner, 23(7), 46.
  • Phillipsen,N., Grandjean, C. (2010). Checking your tail and other considerations for crafting a comprehensive malpractice agreement. The Journal For Nurse Practitioners, 6(9), 703-706.
  • Reising, D. L. (2012). Make you nursing care malpractice proof. American Nurse Today, 7(1), 24-29.
  • Szanton, S, et al. (2010). Taking charge of the challenge: factors to consider in taking your first nurse practitioner job. Journal of the Academy of Nurse Practitioners,356-360. doi:10.1111/j.1745-7599.2010.00522.x
  • Taylor, L. G. (2007). Contract negotiation. Advance for NPs, 15(3), 77.
  • Valdes-Pierce, C. (2004). New kid on the block. Advance for NPs, 12(11), 45.