The ultimate career guide for nurses : practical advice for thriving at every stage of your career / Donna Wilk Cardillo, RN, MA, CSP
Book | American Nurses Association | 2018 | 2nd edition
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Edition
2nd edition
Description
xx, 267 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction
Chapter 1: This Profession We Call Nursing
What Is a Nurse?
Changing Times
Changing Workforce
One Nurse's Journey
Expanding My Horizons
Just a Nurse?
Chapter 2: Everyday Career Management
Join a Professional Association
Membership Has Its Rewards -- Go to a Meeting -- Find a Committee and Join -- Don't Miss Live Events -- Go to an Awards Ceremony -- Seek an Elected Position -- Usual Objections to Joining Professional Associations
Work on Your Education
Usual Objections to More Schooling -- Frequently Asked Questions -- Ongoing Education and Training
Casting a Wide Net
Increasing Your Networking Opportunities -- Usual Objections to Networking
Chapter 3: Where Do I Go from Here?
All About You
Skills -- Attributes
Self-Assessment
Question 1: What Do I Enjoy Doing? -- Question 2: What Am I Good At? -- Question 3: What Am I Interested In? -- Question 4: What Transferable Skills Do I Have? -- Question 5: What Areas Do I Need and Want to Improve In? -- Question 6: What Would My Ideal Work Environment Be Like?
Finding Your Niche
Accumulate Experiences -- Use Professional Associations as Training Grounds -- Showcase Your Special Talents and Interests -- Use Volunteering as a Career Management Tool -- Explore Career Options -- Counselors and Coaches -- Mentors, Role Models, and Advisors
Letting the Universe Work for You
Challenges to Moving Forward
The Fear Factor -- Excuses, Excuses, Excuses -- Indecision -- Risk Avoidance
Chapter 4: Looking for Your Next Job
Networking - Your Best Choice
First Things First -- Who Ya Gonna Call? -- Get Yourself Out There and Be Visible
Informational Interviewing
Common Misgivings
The Classified Ads
Direct Mail Campaign
Marketing Letter Basics
Getting Some Help
Professional Recruiters -- Staffing and Employment Agencies -- Career Management and Outplacement Firms
Using Volunteering as a Job Search Tool
Some Additional Job-Finding Tips
Sample Letter of Introduction for Informational Interviewing
Interviewing
Sample Marketing Letter
Sample Letter One -- Sample Letter Two
Chapter 5: Your Résumé
Format
Chronological -- Functional -- Combination
Layout and Writing Style
Use a Bulleted Format -- Make It Lively - Brevity Is Key -- Use Clear Headings -- Be Clear and Specific
Résumé Content
Be Selective -- Expand Your Vision -- Spell It Out -- Show Progression of Responsibility -- Focus on the Here and Now -- Pump It Up with Numbers -- Show Results -- Don't Repeat Yourself
Key Elements
Identifying Information -- Objective versus Summary -- Employer Information -- Your Title -- Position Overview -- Employment Dates -- Categories -- Licenses and Certifications -- Education -- Special Skills -- Awards and Honors -- Professional Affiliations -- Publications -- Presentations -- Volunteer and Community Work -- Military Service
What Not to Put on Your Résumé
Appearance
Paper -- Color -- Print -- Character Size and Style -- Length -- Margins
Special Situations
The Mature Nurse -- The Newly Licensed Nurse -- The Student Nurse
How to Develop and Update Your Résumé
Step 1: Gather Pertinent Information -- Step 2: Write It All Down -- Step 3: Seek Input from Others -- Step 4: Choose a Format and Lay It Out -- Step 5: Craft the Wording -- Step 6: Let It Rest, Then Edit -- Step 7: Go Over It With a Fine-Toothed Comb
Frequently Asked Questions
Action Verbs for Your Résumé
Sample 1: Chronlogical Format
Sample 2: Functional Format
Sample 3: Newly Licensed Nurse Résumé
Chapter 6: Résumé Marketing, Cover Letters, CVs, and Portfolios
CV Components
Heading -- To Summarize or Not? -- Education -- Professional Licenses and Certifications -- Academic Teaching Experience -- Publications and Writing -- Presentations -- Professional Experience -- Professional Development -- References -- Additional Categories
Cover Letters
The Format -- The Opening -- The Body -- The Close -- Additional Tips -- Questions about Cover Letters
Sending out Your Résumé or CV
Posting Your Résumé on the Internet
Adapting Your Résumé for Scanning
Portfolios
Start Simple when Putting Your Portfolio Together
References
Letters of Reference
Abbreviated CV Sample
Sample Cover Letter
Sample Newly Licensed Nurse Cover Letter
Chapter 7: Interviewing
Preparation
Ask the Right Questions -- Do Your Homework -- Scout Out the Location -- Bring Your Best Self -- What to Bring -- Upon Arrival
Elements of a Successful Interview
The Introduction -- The Warm-Up -- The Opener -- The Needs Assessment
Questions, Questions, and More Questions
Ask Questions -- Commonly Asked Interview Questions -- The Home Search -- Overcoming Objections -- The Finale
Frequently Asked Questions
Chapter 8: Interviewing Two: The Sequel
Other Types of Questions
Situational Questions -- Abstract or Creative Questions -- Illegal Questions
What to Wear to an Interview
Interview Follow-up
The Right Approach for the Right Interview
The Screening Interview -- The Phone Interview -- The Follow-up Interview -- The Panel Interview -- The In-House Interview -- The Dinner Interview -- The Group Interview -- The Impromtu Interview -- The Video Interview
Juggling Job Offers
Scenario One -- Scenario Two -- Scenario Three
How to Negotiate the Salary You Want
Do Your Homework -- Let Them Mention a Number First -- Know Your Bottom Line -- Ask for a Little More Money than You're Offered -- Be Prepared to Sell Yourself
Frequently Asked Questions
Interviewing Essentials - A Review
Choosing the Right Job for You
How to Resign from Your Current Job
Sample Resignation Letter
Sample Thank-You Letter
Chapter 9: Special Situations and Career Challenges
Job-Hunting Challenges
Challenge 1: You're Sending Out Résumés but Not Getting Responses -- Challenge 2: You're Going on Interviews but Not Getting Any Offers -- Challenge 3: Never Hearing Back
Assimulating into a New Position, Workplace, or Specialty
Changing Specialties -- Transitioning from Traditional to Nontraditional Nursing Roles -- Going from Expert to Novice -- Additional Strategies -- Going into Advanced Practice -- Moving into Management
Phases of a Nurse's Career
Student Nurse -- New Graduate -- Newly Licensed Nurse -- The Second-Career New Nurse -- Older Nurses
Retiring
Special Situations
Returning to the Workforce -- Returning to Bedside Nursing -- Nurses with Disabilities
Overcoming a Difficult Past
Additional Questions
Chapter 10: The Finishing Touches
Learn High-Tech Etiquette
Voice Mail -- Cell Phones -- Email -- Faxes -- Social Media -- Texting
Have Business Cards Made
Frequently Asked Questions -- Use Them!
Firm Up Your Handshaking Technique
How to Shake Hands -- What Not to Do -- When to Shake Hands -- Cultural Differences -- People with Disabilities -- Troubleshooting
Brush Up on Your Conversational Skills
Finding a Mentor
Getting Started -- What to Look For -- Where to Look -- How to Initiate the Relationship -- How to Be a Good Protégé -- Additional Considerations
Put Yourself First
Find Respite in Your Day -- Rediscover Yourself -- Get Physical -- Use Relaxation Techniques -- Stop Apologizing All the Time -- Learn to Take a Compliment -- Don't Be Self-Deprecating -- Act Confident Even If You Don't Feel Confident
Create a Professional Image
Conclusion
Resources
References -- Recommended Reading -- National Nursing Organizations -- Specialty Nursing Associations -- Advanced Practice Nursing Associations -- ANA State Nurses Associations -- Additional State Nurses Association -- Special Interest Groups -- International Nursing Associations
Summary
No matter where you are in your career, 'The ULTIMATE Career Guide for Nurses' will help you get the most out of your career and love what you do! Donna Cardillo takes you step by step through career advancement and both career and personal development. Written in her customary down-to-earth and humorous style, this book will help you: Get the most out of your current position. Identify transferable skills. Discover and develop your own unique talents and skill set. Write a winning resume and interview like a pro. Build professional support system. Explore career options.
30.00 AD NURS (10-543-1) (99-CED-9)
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