Quick Tip: Basic Do’s and Dont’s for Video Interviews Why: Some job interviews are now being conducted via video in order for hiring managers or teams to comply with social distancing requirements during the pandemic. While you may now be able to attend interviews remotely, usually from the comfort of […]
WHO: This tip is especially helpful for beginners and students, or bedside/clinical nurses who are looking to establish or improve data analysis skills WHY: This is one practical way of building your Nursing Informatics skill, enhancing your value, contributing to your workplace, and improving patient safety/patient outcomes HOW: Here is […]
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Instead of writing an “Objective” section that states that you want to obtain or land a role in the company, write a “Professional Summary” that highlights your skill set and experience. WHY: You want to communicate to the hiring team what’s in it for them (your contribution and value to […]
Try to find out the name of the Hiring Manager so you can customize the greeting/salutation of your cover letter. If you are unable to do so, use “Dear Hiring Manager” or “(Name of Department) Manager” or even “(Name of Job Opening) Search Team”. Avoid using “Dear Sir or Madame”, […]
Try to solve a real problem in your unit/department with the help of data and data analytics. WHO: This tip is especially for beginners with no formal NI experience yet. WHY: No matter how large or small your unit/department is and no matter how well-run it is, there’s always room […]
DO use the S.T.A.R. technique when answering behavioral interview questions during interviews. The acronym stands for: S – SituationT – TaskA – ActionR – Result These interview questions (which are often preceded by statements in the form of a request) include: “Tell me about a time when you [were in […]
AVOID using acronyms. In cases where you feel you need to because using an acronym is pertinent to the point you’re making, provide the meaning of the acronym as well as a very brief explanation. WHO: Nurses interviewing for Nursing Informatics-related positions WHY: The interview panel may be composed of […]
Try asking your department/unit manager if you can volunteer for any EHR chart or documentation audits. WHO: This tip is especially useful for beginners with no formal Nursing Informatics experience yet. WHY: Department/unit managers often keep track and/or have to report on a number of patient safety or quality of […]
When writing your resume, include any EMR system that you know how to use for clinical documentation and your corresponding skill level (familiar, proficient, expert, etc.). This is especially helpful for those who don’t have a lot of previous experience doing ‘build’ or EMR project implementations yet. Why: The value […]