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How Chatbots Are Changing Your Job Search Experience

How Chatbots Can Speed Up Your Job Search

 

Using robots in our daily life is as easy as asking Siri for help. More companies are using recruitment chatbots to enhance the candidate experience and attract talent for their open jobs. Too many applicants complain about receiving no feedback on their status. And this lack of communication is costing companies good people and discouraging candidates.

 

So what is a chatbot?

It uses conversational AI technology and is a software application that is designed to imitate human conversation and programmed to understand language. Some are even designed to register emotions. They use machine learning to function. During the recruiting process, chatbots can make the applicant feel like there are interacting with someone.

What does it do?

It helps give faster responses and feedback. Chatbots gather information like your resume, asks screening questions to find if candidates are a fit for the job and answers FAQs. It can offer updates on your application and status. They can match your resumes to open jobs. In addition, chatbots can be used to setup interviews which saves time and lessens phone and email tag to get interviews set up.

Chatbots advantages?

Speed for one. Chatbots can get back to candidates quickly and move them along in the process. Saves time for the applicant and recruiters by getting information up front and answering questions. Always available – they work 24/7.

 

Using a chabots during your job search can help get you closer to the job of your dreams and keep you engaged in the process. Happy Job Hunting.

 

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Show You’re the Right Person For the Job

Employers can review hundreds of resumes for a job opening. Usually after many phone interviews, the finalists are whittled down to two to five candidates before they make their final decision. Showing them you’re the right person is a multi-step process. How do you stand out?

How do you show them that you’re the right person for the job?

 

Your resume – don’t be afraid to sell yourself. Note your accomplishments, successes and skills necessary to do the job. Be specific with results, stats and how you contributed. It’s important that you tailor your resume to the job description. Focus on the skills that you have that they need. Make it easy for the employer to see you’re a fit.

 

Cover letter – a great way to start your introduction is to write a well written cover letter highlighting your talents.  See our blog post on cover letters to ensure you write one that makes you stand out.

 

Be a great communicator – during your interviews it’s vital that you are able to articulate why you’re the right person. Your responses need to give them a sense of your background but also need to be concise, no rambling, please. You need to be a mix of personable and professional. The goal is to make them like you while also seeing you as part of their team. Other ways to be a good communicator includes timely responses to emails and phone calls. Note: if you have a weird voice mail message change it so that’s it is more professional during the job search.

 

Be prepared – visit their website, look for articles to find information so that you’ve thoroughly researched the company.  This makes it easier to ask questions and show your interest in being part of their culture.  Other ways to be prepared is to practice some of your responses to common interview questions like ‘tell me about yourself’ and how you plan on discussing your accomplishments.

 

Fit in – show them during the in-person interview and/or the video interview that you are the kind of person who will acclimate quickly to the company’s culture and fit in.

 

By taking steps during each stage of the hiring process, you make it easier for the employer to see that you are the right person for the job.

 

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Red Flags Employers Look For

While reviewing resumes recruiters and managers look at your background and experience, they also keep an eye out for red flags. It’s important to know what the red flags are and how to overcome them.

 How to avoid red flags on your resume:

Gaps – Employment gaps can be a big red flag as an employer reviews your resume. I knew one hiring manager who used a red marker and circle gaps and if there too many, the person was toast. Sometimes gaps can be explained; you took care of sick parent or went back to school, etc. Cover letters can be helpful to explain some gaps. For an interview; it’s important to be prepared and be honest when you explain the gaps. Have a short detailed answer (no rambling please).

 

Sloppy resume – Resumes with formatting errors, typos, spelling and grammar errors, different fonts show a lack of attention to detail and is a big red flag.  Not taking the time to prepare a good resume makes an employer wonder what else you might not prepare for.

 

Words with no substance – I recently spoke to a candidate who had great experience but you’d never know it from his resume. The words he used were vague and didn’t highlight what he could do. Hiring managers care about substance – How have you impacted the company/practice? Numbers, specifics are what they are looking for. Saw patients vs. Saw 15 patients daily. Performed surgery vs. performed  ‘x’ number of ‘type’ of surgery. Flowery words are a red flag that you might not have the experience they need. Be specific.

 

Vague – When your bullets or descriptions are not clear, employers wonder. There’s not enough information to see if you’re a fit. Try tailoring your resume for a specific job. It can make a difference. Providing enough information shows the employer you can do the job. Keywords highlighting your background can be helpful too.

 

No achievements – Detail your accomplishments. Potential employers like results, so show them.

 

To fix the issue, you should review your resume, look for the red flags then rewrite and revise. It’s worth the time to have a resume that stands out.

 

 

 

 

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Simple Resume Tips to Get Noticed

One thing you learn reading hundreds of resumes every month is what makes some stand out. Too many resumes are hard to read, unorganized and long. If your resume doesn’t show off how you can help the employer, they will just go on to the next one.

 

Your resume is the first thing a potential employer judges you by and you need to take the time to make it shine.

 

So what things can you do to make your resume stand out?

 

  • Simple is always best – no fancy fonts, no weird formatting and no flowery words. Well written text and information telling a future employer who you are. Make it easy to find out what you can do for them.
  • Create sections with bullet points of information for easier reading. Long paragraphs are boring, hard to read and so people don’t and can miss what experience you have.

 

Resume Format – what your resume needs:

  1. Objective – Only good if they are well written. Stay away from a rambling statement that doesn’t say anything. If you’re going to use one make it short and say what job you are looking for. No more, no less.
  2. Summary of qualifications – a great way to highlight your best skills and what employers care about  – 2-4 well written bullets about your background.
  3. Education – if you’re a new graduate your education should be before your work experience, if you’re more experienced, it can go at the end or the beginning; it’s up to you.
  4. Work History – or you can call it Experience. See below for format sample. List your most recent position first. Don’t use “I” in your descriptions. So instead of I try – See 15 patients daily……
  5. License and Certifications – list national certifications and state licenses that are active or in process.
  6. Other – you might want to include associations or volunteer work that relates to the job you’re searching for.

Here’s an easy to read format for your work history:

 

Name of Company, city/state                     Dates of employment

Your Title (Bold)

Bullet points of what your job entails and your accomplishments. The key is show value and not write general descriptions. Write good explanations of your day including type and number of patients you see, note any procedures – chest tubes, suturing, etc.

Also consider:

  • Margins – the 1” inch margins are not always the best, feel free to change them and allow more on each page.
  • Number of pages of a good resumes – 1-3 pages works best – not too long but long enough to show them your experience. 5+ pages and you need to do some editing.

 

What to leave off your resume:

  1. Personal information like – Date of birth, Social Security #, etc.
  2. Photographs
  3. Jobs from 10+ years ago
  4. Information on your children and spouse
  5. References names & contact information – you will send them when requested by the employer

 

Final tips – read the job description of the position and review your resume for the skills required. If necessary tailor your resume for the position. Also, you might need more than one resume to focus on specialty or job title.

 

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How the Coronavirus Outbreak Could Affect Your Job Search

How the Coronavirus Outbreak Could Affect Your Job Search

It has been quite a week and with a famous movie star being diagnosed and sports leagues halting games, the coronavirus got very real for most Americans. As healthcare professionals, you have such an important job to do and most of you are on the front lines seeing and treating patients.

 

If you are in the hunt for a new job, you might be wondering – how will your job search be affected? It will depend. Traveling for interviews could be slower and might involve driving rather than flying. The process could slow down as hospitals and corporations tweak their processes to protect their employees.

 

However, the most important thing that will not change – is you. You cannot stop looking and sending out your resumes. You cannot find a job if you are not trying. Don’t stop searching. 

 

A few tips to consider while your job hunt during the coronavirus:

LinkedIn Profile – optimize your profile and be sure it is updated as company are using online resources even more to find and contact potential candidates.

 

Resume – as always, be sure your resume focuses on what you can offer. Highlight your experience and skills and how they can help and impact the practice or department.

 

Be prepared for a longer job interview process – yes it might take longer. Changes are happening fast and companies are adapting. Be patient.

 

Virtual Interviews – with the need to limit personal interactions companies might use video interviewing even more now. Be sure you are comfortable with various formats. Review this blog post for tips on video interviews.

 

Follow up – this is still very important. You can call or email to get an update on how the process is going. However, you should prepare for slower response time due to changes within the company as they grapple with the virus and its effect on their company and their employees.

 

The need for qualified Advanced Practice Providers and other healthcare professionals will be vital as hospitals, practices, and clinics are pushed to the limit during this coronavirus crisis.

 

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Advanced Practice Provider Jobs List – December 2019

Take a look at our December 2019 Nurse Practitioner and

Physician Assistant job opportunities:

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CaliforniaPA or PMHNP – Psychiatric  – Northern, near Redding – private practice

 

Florida – ACNP or PA – CVICU  – 14 shifts monthly – days/nights  – 1+ years of CVICU or CT surgery exp. no surgery, all inpatient

FloridaPA or NP– Orthopedic Surgery – Medical device company – training physicians –  SW coast, near Fort Myers

 

Hawaii – Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (ACPNP) – mix of deliveries, trauma/surgical patients and psych consults

 

Illinois– Physician Assistant – Orthopedics – non surgical –handle 100% musculoskeletal injuries– Lincoln/Springfield

 

Maine – Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) – 3 /12s – ICU, CVICU, or CVOR exp., Portland/coastal city 2 hrs to Boston

Maine – Physician Assistant – CVICU – 3 / 12s – inpatient and/or CT surgery experience – Portland, coastal, 2 hrs from Boston

 

Maryland – Nurse Practitioner – Diabetes  – 1 year of primary care exp. – Days   – inpatient

Maryland – FNP or PA – Primary Care – 1+ years of experience needed -Frederick area

 

Massachusetts – NP or PA – Home visits/Internal Medicine – 2+ years experience, seeing adults/geriatrics – Springfield area

Massachusetts – Psych NP – PMHNP – 1 year experience working as a Psych NP – Crisis Stabilization Unit – Boston/Brighton area

 

New Mexico – Nurse Practitioner – Endocrinology – outpatient – south of Santa Fe

New Mexico- NP or PA – Gastroenterology – inpatient and outpatient duties – south of Santa Fe

New Mexico– PA or NP Cardiothoracic Surgery, EVH exp. required – south of Santa Fe

 

North Carolina – FNP or PA – Eastern, NC – 1+ years exp. in Family practice/primary care needed Loan repayment

 

Oregon – Nurse Practitioner – Cardiology – outpatient, Southern Coast

 

Pennsylvania – Physician Assistant – Orthopedics – Northern, 70 miles south of Buffalo, NY –– 2 general ortho surgeons, 1 sports medicine

 

South Carolina – Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner – requires trauma surgery exp. – Trauma Surgery – near Charlotte

 

Vermont – FNP – Family practice – Southern, VT Bennington; 1 hour NE of Albany – Will consider new grads!

Vermont – PA or NP – Hospitalist – 25 bed critical access – Night Shift – 5 on / 9 off – 2 years exp.  near Burlington, VT.

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Successful Job Searching Tips for the Holidays

Despite November and December being hectic holiday months, do not put your job search on hold. Don’t fall for the – it’s a bad time of year to interview myth. It can actually be a great to time find your next job. There are challenges but job hunting during the holidays can be successful because employers are hiring.

 

So, get your resume in front of employers. Recruiters and hiring managers want to be fully staffed in January.

 

Let your competition put their search on hold that means fewer candidates in the mix and gives you a better chance. While they’re not looking, you should push your search harder and take advantage of the candidate lull of November and December.

So what can you do be find a new job during the holidays? Try these tips:

 

Use the holiday mood to your advantage and network – Connect (or reconnect) with associates and friends on LinkedIn and Facebook and see how they’re doing and let them let know you’re searching for a new opportunity.

 

Stay Focused – it’s easy to get distracted but stay organized and focused. Be sure to track your resume submits, interviews, follow-up and thank you notes. And remember people tend to be in a better mood so use that when you contact them.

 

Be flexible – you might have to accommodate hiring managers and recruiters busy schedules because of holiday vacations, parties and meetings. So be flexible and prepared to interview when they ask.

 

Holiday events and parties – are fun and excellent for networking. They are great times to meet new people and network. The holiday is a good ice breaker. However, be careful not to make your job search all that you talk about. Connect with people on a personal level that makes all the difference.

 

 

Reach out to Recruiters – maybe you contacted a recruiter back in the fall or late summer but haven’t been in contact recently, drop them an email or send a holiday card. Remind them about you and what you’re looking for. This contact might result in a phone call and information about a new position.

 

The Basics – not matter what time of the year – a well written resume is always vital to standing out and moving forward in the hiring process. If you choose to send a cover letter, be sure it’s sells your skills and why you’re a good choice. And be sure you social media footprint is professional.

 

The holiday season is excellent time to job hunt. Stay positive and upbeat and enjoy the advantage.

 

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How Your Resume Can Help Make Your Next Interview Great

Your resume begins the interview process. Most clients have you fill out an application, but they seldom review that when they’re meeting you. It’s your resume that they read and use during an interview.

 

So how do you make sure your resume makes you standout and helps you be their choice to hire?

 

First your resume needs to give them an idea of the full scope and depth of your experience, background and knowledge, more than just the basics. But you have to do that in a few pages and not write a novel.

 

It needs to show your potential and any transferable skills and even creativity and that you have qualities to be a great employee who can far exceed their expectations.

 

Remember before you come in they will carefully review your resume, make notes on it and ask questions to get additional information they might need. Your resume helps them create some questions that are unique to you and your experience to find out if you are the person they’re looking for.

 

A few tips to make your resume standout:

  • Simple is always best – no fancy fonts, no weird formatting and no flowery words. Well written text and information telling a future employer who you are. Make it easy to find out what you can do.
  • Use bullet points for your experience and other information. Long paragraphs are boring, hard to read and so people don’t and can miss what experience you have.
  • Beef up your resume by using words like achieved, mentored, trained, saved, expanded, increased, maximized, negotiated – to show work you’ve done and how you exceeded expectations.
  • Leave off personal info like social security number, spouse, kids, pictures and jobs from the early 90s and the 80s.
  • Length – 2 -4 pages works for experienced candidates; 1-2 pages for new grads.

Resume Format – what your resume needs:

  • Objective – I like these when they’re well written, hate them when they’re rambling and say nothing. If you’re going to use one make it short and tell what job you are looking for. No more, no less.
  • Summary of Qualifications – a great way to highlight your best skills and what employers care about – 2-4 well written bullets about your background. Tip – you can tailor to the job description.
  • Education – if you’re a new graduate your education should be before your work experience, if you’re more experienced and have lots of work experience it can go at the end or the beginning; it’s up to you. Include dates of graduation.
  • Work History/Experience – List your most recent position first. Write in the first person – but leave off “I”. So instead of I see – See 15 patients daily……
  • License and Certifications – List national certifications and state licenses that are active or in process.
  • Other – you might want to include associations or volunteer work that relates to the job.

 

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Top 10 Qualities All Advanced Practice Providers Need

What are the top qualities doctors and practice managers look for when they’re hiring a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant?

Despite this being a record time for growth for Advanced Practice Providers it’s still important to show potential employers why you’re the best choice for their team.

 

Top 10 Qualities:

It’s important to know what qualities physicians, practice managers and department managers focus on in the Advanced Practice Providers they want to hire. In addition to your education, certifications and work history employers look for these traits in Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.

  1. Communication – Having above average verbal and written skills is a must. You need to be able to speak effectively with your patients. Listening is one of those things we forget to do sometimes but it’s vital for advanced practice providers.
  2. Compassion and Caring – Patients want someone who genuinely cares about them and their loved ones. They want to see a provider who is empathetic to their needs.
  3. Integrity – Employers need Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants with ethics and integrity. They require providers who can be trusted to do the right thing at all times.
  4. Hard Worker – Being a successful Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant isn’t easy. It takes physical and mental stamina to handle the long hours on your feet. It’s important to live a healthy lifestyle so you can handle the rigors of the job.
  5. Organized and Detail Oriented – Your day involves seeing patients, writing orders, getting the dosage right and charting your findings. Being accurate is vital. A mistake, even a small one could have consequences for the patient. Good time management and making sure your time is scheduled effectively is important and helps you stay organized.
  6. Upbeat, Enthusiastic Team Player – Enthusiasm is something all Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants need to convey. You want to be the person, who comes to work with a positive, can do attitude. Patients respond to it and so do your coworkers.
  7. Excellent Problem Solver – Having good critical thinking skills and being creative will help you be a top notch problem solver. Medicine is complicated and every patient is different; you need to be a provider willing to find the solution.
  8. Flexible / Adaptable – Medicine has lots of moving parts and you have to be ready for it. Emergencies pop up, doctors change orders, as the Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants, you have to be prepared for the unpredictable things that happen during the day and adapt and make the solid decisions.  You need to be able to work with all types of people and to be flexible with schedules too.
  9. Self-Confidence – Be confident in you – your skills, knowledge and abilities. Your confidence is paramount to giving quality patient care. In addition, your self- confidence makes it easy for you to work independently. Physicians trust confident providers. Though confidence doesn’t mean you know it all – so don’t be afraid to ask questions.
  10. Resourceful and Knowledgeable – Doing what’s necessary to get the job done. That could mean finding additional resources and information for your patients. You want to be someone who can retain and use the information to help your patients and your practice.

Take the time to evaluate yourself and see your strengths and if any areas need a little work. Being the best provider you can is great for you and your patients.

 

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What To Do When Your New Job Becomes a Nightmare

You had terrific interviews, onboarding and orientation was a breeze and you liked everyone you’ve met. Perfect job, right? Wrong! After a few months you realize this isn’t the job they said it would be – more patients, changed shifts and the people, not as easy going as you thought. Your great job is now a nightmare job that you want to escape.

 

What should you do? Create a plan of action, a way to get out but still keeping  your career intact.

 

Steps to escape a nightmare job:

  1. Write down what’s bothering you about the job and then talk to a friend about your concerns to be sure you’re not overacting to being the ‘new person’
  2. Try having a little patience – it can take several months to feel comfortable at a new job so be sure that’s not what your problem is.
  3. Decide if you have to leave right away or if you can last for a year (it always looks better if you’re there for at least a year). If you don’t stay a year or more, be prepared to explain why.
  4. Restart your search – when you’re ready, begin a job search. Start updating your network of contacts that you’re on the market again and view assorted job boards for the latest openings.
  5. Prepare – update your resume, interview prep including a good answer to why you’re leaving, without being too negative.
  6. Don’t lose your confidence – it’s not your fault, you thought it was a great job, it wasn’t. Move forward and find your next position.

 

Let what you learned from this experience assist you while you interview for your next job. Ask more questions, speak with current and former employees about their experiences, see if you can visit for a half a day and shadow so you can get a true picture about the day to day of the job.

 

When done right, a nightmare can became a dream, just take the time to think the process out.

 

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