Nursing Career Fairs are an excellent way to network with nurses and hospitals throughout the country. Here are some tips for preparing your resume, making a great impression and inquiring about facilities.
1. Update your resume and bring plenty of copies. Even if you just started your current job six months ago, youíll want to take a look at your resume to make sure it reflects all of your employment history and skills. Be sure to update your references too. Highlight yourself well by adding in any extra education courses or mentoring programs. Also, have someone proofread it for errors.
2. Introduce yourself. Be bold at the career fairs and talk to as many people as you can. Remember, they want to meet you just as much as you want to meet them. As a qualified and able nursing professional, you are exactly what healthcare facilities are looking for.
3. Know who will be attending the career fair. Youíll want to research the different facilities featured at the fair. It will impress the employers that you know about their organization, plus youíll have insightful questions to ask since you already know the basic information.
4. Be sure to follow up with all possible employers. Take the business cards you collected during the career fair and make the effort to follow up with each one. Itíll show youíre serious about furthering your nursing career, and the employers will appreciate it.
Featured Career Fairs for 2008:
Access Nurses Career Fair
Star-Telegram Nursing Job Fair
Michigan Organization of Nurse Executives
Nursing Career Fair
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