Four Questions Hiring Managers Want to Know
Most hiring managers are looking for specific bits of information as they sort through piles of job applicants. Are you providing that information quickly and efficiently? Spot check all your application documents to ensure these four questions are answered and answered well.
Question #1 – What training and qualifications do you have?
Make sure you detail your education and account for any certifications you have for your particular specialty. This section of your resume should be prominent and easy to spot during a quick skim-through.
Question #2 – What kind of work experience do you have?
Don't just list a generic job title and move on. Give specific details about your role in past nursing positions, what your duties were, what you learned, and what you accomplished.
Question #3 – Do you have a history of steady employment?
Even if you are a new nurse, your work history is important. Why? Because it can tell the hiring manager how reliable you are. If you tend to job hop every few months, it may send up a red flag. On the other hand, steady employment – even in an unrelated field – with several raises, promotions, or recognitions says something the hiring manager will like.
Question #4 – What sets you apart from other applicants?
The best resumes are personalized in a way that will make you stand out in a crowd. What makes you the ideal candidate? Include information about your volunteer medical work, your specific character traits that match their needs, or your goals and purposes for applying for this position.