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Your Last Nursing Class: How to Land Your First Nursing Job: The ultimate guide to landing your first nursing job...and your next !

By RN-BC, Beth Hawkes MSN

Your Last Nursing Class
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Your Last Nursing Class: How to Land Your First Nursing Job: The ultimate guide to landing your first nursing job...and your next !
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You may be a top nurse or nursing student but it takes strategic skills to land a job. Do you know what hiring nurse managers are really looking for and how to stand out at every step of the process? You will learn little known tips and strategies as well things you must never do... from an experienced insider.

Hawkes will show you how! She covers how to

  • write a professional resume even when you have no experience
  • create an “elevator speech” for taking advantage of an unexpected opportunity,
  • compile application materials when you have no working experience,
  • dodge trick questions in interviews,
  • craft a narrative to show potential employers your unique story,
  • stand out throughout the hiring process, and
  • read a hiring manager’s mind!

Entering the professional world seems like a daunting prospect, but Hawkes uses simple steps to break your job hunt up into manageable milestones. Speak up for yourself, and land the job of your dreams!

Break the Rules: How to Get Hired for Any Job Without Even Applying: The New Approach to Your Career Search. Crush the Job Interview & Stand out from the Crowd with 50+ Bonus Job Interview Questions

By Peter Lindor

Independently published
Paperback (122 pages)

Break the Rules: How to Get Hired for Any Job Without Even Applying: The New Approach to Your Career Search. Crush the Job Interview & Stand out from the Crowd with 50+ Bonus Job Interview Questions
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The number one rule of the Career Search is that you should Break the Rules.


Getting a job you really want with a company you love is something we all dream about, but few of us ever achieve it. Good jobs are hard to come by and competition is fierce.
What if there was a way to make an incredible impression, stand out from the competition, and win an interview for a job you didn’t even apply for?
Learn what 90% of your competition doesn’t know.
In this book you will learn:How to land an interview without even applying for the jobHow to find and contact decision-makers at all levels of the companyHow to make a lasting impression and convince them that you deserve a place with their company
You will become a pro at interviewing:
  • You’ll learn how to identify and avoid the most common mistakes that many of your competitors are making
  • You’ll be able to understand the hidden motivation between many of the questions your interviewers ask you
  • You’ll master the most effective ways to land an interview, make an excellent impression in the interview, and follow up after the interview
  • You’ll be able to crush the most commonly butchered answers to questions like, “Tell me about yourself,” and “What are your greatest strengths and Weaknesses.”

  • This book also contains over 50 Practice interview questions including
  • Situational and behavioral questions (Tell me about a time when…)
  • Questions you should ask the interviewer
  • Difficult questions and how to give a perfect answer (like, “Why were you fired from your last job?”)

  • Discover a new way to approach your career search. You don’t have to be at the mercy of recruiters and your resume doesn’t need to get lost in a pile of hundreds of others just like it. Even if you lack experience or face massive amounts of competition, You CAN get your dream job.

    Nursing School Entrance Exams: General Review for the TEAS, HESI, PAX-RN, Kaplan, and PSB-RN Exams (Kaplan Test Prep)

    By Kaplan Nursing

    Kaplan Publishing
    Released: 2016-08-02
    Paperback (396 pages)

    Nursing School Entrance Exams: General Review for the TEAS, HESI, PAX-RN, Kaplan, and PSB-RN Exams (Kaplan Test Prep)
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    A Career in Nursing: Is it right for me?, 1e

    By Janet R. Katz

    Mosby
    Released: 2007-02-26
    Paperback (158 pages)

    A Career in Nursing: Is it right for me?, 1e
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    For anyone considering a career in nursing, this book is a must-read resource providing a unique look at the nursing profession. Personal accounts from men and women at all stages and in all specialties of nursing provide practical advice and realistic, often humorous perspectives on what it's really like to be a nurse.
    • Simple, proven, common-sense tips, tactics and survival strategies cover every stage, from deciding to be a nurse, to choosing and being admitted to nursing school, succeeding academically, getting the first job, and thriving in a nursing career.
    • Anecdotes and interviews with practicing nurses highlight the human side of nursing.
    • The direct, conversational, and humorous writing style makes it easy to read.
    • Dispels the myths, misconceptions, and stereotypes of the nursing profession.
    • Includes the most recent data and statistics regarding the nursing shortage, job trends, health care systems, policy development and more.
    • Explores the many aspects of college life.
    • Advice helps you establish and achieve personal goals for success.
    • Appendices direct you to print and online resources for educational information, ways to pay for college, and nursing-related organizations.

    101+ Careers in Gerontology, Second Edition

    By C. Joanne Grabinski

    Springer Publishing Company
    Released: 2014-10-09
    Paperback (300 pages)

    101+ Careers in Gerontology, Second Edition
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    101+ Careers is rich with useful information. I highly recommend the book for any student, emerging, or re-careering professional exploring their options for a career in gerontology and the resources they may need to go about pursuing it.

    Jarmin Yeh, Institute for Health and Aging and Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco
    American Society on Aging Blog

    Describes a wealth of diverse career opportunities in gerontology and how to prepare for them

    How do you know if a career in gerontology is right for you? What opportunities exist in the field? Completely updated to reflect significant changes to policy and management of resources, the second edition of 101 Careers in Gerontology provides a wealth of helpful and timely guidance in this rapidly growing field. Written for all levels of job seekers ranging from community college students to credential-seeking professionals, the book outlines a multitude of opportunities that dovetail with careers ranging from sociologist and home care agency administrator to architect and documentary filmmaker. Interviews with practitioners provide insight into job particulars and the experience of starting out with a degree versus on-the-job learning.

    The book describes five emerging gerontology-related fields, updates already existing job profiles including salary scales, and includes many new careers and their education requirements. New interviews are replete with advice and job search tips. Surprising additions to the list of career profiles include financial planner for elders, custom clothier, health coach, social or cultural historian, travel/tourism specialist, senior theater director, and many others. This second edition encompasses career changes and opportunities resulting from the newly created Administration for Community Living, and those influenced by policy changes in Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Also new to the second edition are lists of gerontology professional organizations that can be helpful career search resources and links to professional organizations and other websites specific to each career profile.

    Changes to the Second Edition Include:

    • Many new careers and their education requirements
    • Updated job profiles including salary scales
    • A description of three types of gerontology career pathsand how to prepare for them
    • Coverage of such emerging fields as entrepreneurial gerontology, global aging, journalism and aging, and urban gerontology
    • Career changes resulting from policy changes in relevant government agencies
    • Lists of professional organizations and websites specific to each career profile
    • 13 new interviews and 12 interviews updated from first edition
    • Information about national, international, and local gerontology organizations including student and new professional member sections
    • Updated and expanded glossary of acronyms

    201 Careers in Nursing

    By Joyce J. Fitzpatrick

    Brand: Springer Publishing Company
    Released: 2011-08-17
    Paperback (312 pages)

    201 Careers in Nursing
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    Few professions have evolved as much as nursing has, or offer as much variety, opportunity for growth, and potential for great personal and professional satisfaction. 201 Careers in Nursing, the new edition significantly expanding, updating and revising 101 Careers in Nursing, is your guide to careers in nursing practice, education, research, and so much more.

    Comprehensive in scope and for nurses at all levels, each career description includes educational requirements, core competencies, and required skills. Interviews with nurses working in a variety of roles and settings bring to life the breadth of opportunities available to nurses today. Important tips within the book will help when making your career choices, along with compensation range per degree, certification requirements, and earning potential for each career. 201 Careers in Nursing is an essential resource for nurses entering the profession, nurses considering a career change, and counselors facilitating career choices.

    Key Features:

    • Includes 201 careers, each with career description, educational requirements, core competencies, and requisite skills
    • Reformatted for ease of use
    • Provides compensation range per degree, certification requirements, and earning potential for each career
    • Features interviews with nurses in different careers in academia and practice settings
    • Useful for students and nurses at all levels

    Sample Careers:

  • Addictions Counselor
  • Military Nurse
  • Childbirth Educator
  • Clinical Research Nurse
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Medical-Surgical Nurse
  • Telehealth Nurse
  • Consultant
  • Cruise Ship/Resort Nurse
  • Disaster/Bioterrorism Nurse
  • Fraud and Abuse Investigator
  • Genetics Counselor
  • Health Policy Analyst/Lobbyist
  • Media Consultant

  • Nursing Beyond the Bedside: 60 Non-hospital Careers in Nursing

    By Susan E. Lowey

    Sigma Theta Tau Intl
    Paperback (192 pages)

    Nursing Beyond the Bedside: 60 Non-hospital Careers in Nursing
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    Nursing Beyond the Bedside: 60 Non-Hospital Careers in Nursing introduces nurses and nursing students to career opportunities outside of the hospital setting-in areas where RN job growth is projected to remain strong as patients live longer but with more chronic illnesses. The goal of this book is to provide practicing nurses and those pursuing a career in nursing a thorough understanding of the many career options available outside the hospital.

    Author Susan Lowey describes how these non-hospital careers allows nurses to take on varied roles and responsibilities to deliver comprehensive healthcare to their patients. Each of the 60 non-hospital nursing careers includes a basic job description, the educational preparation or skills required, typical work hours and settings, availability of specialty certifications associated with the job, and links to professional organizations and online resources for that specialty.

    Real-resumes for Nursing Jobs: Including Real Resumes Used to Change Careers and Gain Federal Employment (Real-resumes Series)

    Brand: Prep Pub
    Paperback (181 pages)

    Real-resumes for Nursing Jobs: Including Real Resumes Used to Change Careers and Gain Federal Employment (Real-resumes Series)
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    Even within the nursing field, there are a variety of positions, and this book shows samples of resumes and cover letters that worked for real people. This title will be a valuable resource to nursing professionals who seek clinical nursing or administrative positions. Newly minted nurses and newcomers to the field will learn how to show off their clinical rotations to best advantage. Nurses often change fields, too, and the book includes resumes of nurses who have successfully transitioned into pharmaceutical sales and other areas. A "bonus" of the this book is that it includes samples of paperwork involved in obtaining federal government jobs: there are specialized resumes as well as the "resumix" and KSAs often required for federal positions. This book will show nursing professionals how to maximize their career potential, get federal nursing positions, and change fields if they want to!

    Nurses, Jobs and Money: -- A Guide to Advancing Your Nursing Career and Salary

    By Carmen Kosicek RN MSN

    Brand: Visionary LLC
    Paperback (160 pages)

    Nurses, Jobs and Money: -- A Guide to Advancing Your Nursing Career and Salary
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    'Best Book Award of 2014' by Amazon Editors'. 'Nurses, Jobs and Money -- A Guide to Advancing Your Nursing Career and Salary’ offers a sobering portrait of the nursing industry—and what nurses can do to advance their nursing career and salary in today’s environment. Filled with proven techniques and real-life case studies, this book shows those in nursing exactly how to plan their career for optimal income and success. Written by a veteran nurse and healthcare professional who has single-handedly helped hundreds of nurses expand their careers, this book offers an honest look at the challenges facing nurses today, as well as refreshing solutions for attaining your next career goal. Whether you are a student nurse or a seasoned healthcare professional, you can use these tips, detailed scenarios and step-by-step guides on how to catapult your career to lucrative opportunities in the nursing profession. This quick read takes you outside the traditional realms of nursing and opens your mind to employment paths not taught in schools. No matter what position you choose to pursue after reading this book, you will be positioned to win!

    Life Would Be BORING Without Sexy Nursing Educators: Occupational Notebook Journal Gag Gift for Men or Women With Jobs, Careers and Occupations

    By Candlelight Publications

    Independently published
    Paperback (106 pages)

    Life Would Be BORING Without Sexy Nursing Educators: Occupational Notebook Journal Gag Gift for Men or Women With Jobs, Careers and Occupations
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    Looking for the perfect occupational notebook gift forunder $10?

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