How to Become a Successful Nurse Manager

If you recently became a nurse manager, congratulations! Organizations often promote excellent nurses to this role. However, if you don’t have formal management training, you may feel apprehensive. Don’t worry. You can do this. Here are five tips to help you succeed regardless of your experience. Expect a Learning Curve Before you jump into your… Read More »

Tips for Creating a Positive Interview Experience for Candidates

In interviews, the pressure is on the candidate to make a good impression. But we often forget, companies need to make a good impression too. After all, a bad interview experience may cause a candidate to … turn down a job offer; ghost; discourage others from applying; write a negative online review; and stop using… Read More »

Tips for Gaining Experience as a Nurse

If you are searching for your first nursing position, you may feel exasperated by the job boards. Every posting requires experience, but you are right out of nursing school. How can get experience if you can’t get a job? Fortunately, a lack of experience doesn’t have to stand between you and employment. Here are five… Read More »

Learn How to Ask Your Boss for Feedback

To do your job well, you need to know what you are doing right and what you are doing wrong. Unfortunately, many companies don’t automatically provide feedback to their employees. You may need to ask. Here are five tips for approaching the subject with your boss. Schedule a Meeting Feedback should be part of a… Read More »

How to Improve Collaboration on Your Nursing Team

Especially in medical settings, teamwork is vital for success. But, how can you create an effective team? Harvard professor and researcher, Amy Edmondson, asked a similar question in her study. Why do some teams click while others don’t? Edmondson followed 16 surgical teams learning to perform a new heart surgery technique. After several months, she… Read More »

How to Answer the Question “Why Did You Leave Your Last Job?”

Be prepared. If you left your last job, chances are an interviewer is going to ask, “Why?” Here are seven tips for approaching this dreaded question. Tell the Truth – Between background and reference checks, your interviewer is likely to uncover the whole story. It’s better if the answer comes from you. Don’t Avoid the… Read More »

How to Improve Your Interviewing Skills

Finding the right employees is a daunting task. Although interviews aren’t a perfect indicator of future performance, you can work toward improving your skills and track record as an interviewer. Here are eight tips for identifying the best people to add to your team. Be Prepared Before the interview, review the job description, the candidate’s… Read More »

Different Types of Candidates You’ll Interview and How to Handle Them

As an interviewer, you want to find the best person for the job, but personalities can be distracting. For example, a charismatic candidate with a weak skill set is not a good hire. Here are five types of candidates you will meet and tips for evaluating them more objectively. The Nervous Nellie This candidate does… Read More »

Reasons Why Recruiters Pass on Your Resume

You’ve done your homework, customized your resume for various job descriptions and included ATS-friendly keywords, but you still aren’t getting any interviews. What’s the problem? Even if your resume makes it out of the database and onto someone’s desk, you must impress the hiring manager to move to the next round. Here are four (fixable)… Read More »

Tips for Discussing Career Goals With Your Boss

Discussing your career goals with your supervisor can be intimidating. After all, you don’t want your boss to think you are looking for another job or trying to take over their position. However, this is an important conversation to have, and with the right approach everybody wins. Here are five best practices to follow. Set… Read More »