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CNIM Resume Writing and Interview Skills

CNIM Resume Writing and Interview SkillsNicola Hawkinson DNP, RNFA, RNAugust 15, 2016

Healthcare jobs are in demand still in 2016 and are predicted to grow at a much higher rate than all other jobs through 2024. Healthcare jobs continue to have an excellent employment outlook in 2016. Healthcare support jobs will also see fast growth and good wages.


The healthcare industry added 43,200 jobs in July, the third-highest monthly total in the sector in 2016, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

CNIM Job MarketAccording to the American Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists, the career prospects for IONM technologists are excellent and will continue to grow as new surgery techniques are developed and neurological monitoring technology evolves. The demand for electroneurodiagnostic technologists, including IONM technologists, will increase by 14 to 19 percent between 2008 and 2018.

SalaryThe average salary for a Certified Neurological Intraoperative Monitoring Technologist is $52,283 per year. A skill in Intra-operative monitoring is associated with high pay for this job.

Be a Qualified CandidateResume reviewClean sharp, without grammatical errorsResume paper, crisp not folded or wrinkledAppropriate objective summary / cover letter

How do you represent yourself online? Over the phone? E-mail, In-person?ProfessionalismLanguage

Be a Qualified CandidateResume reviewThe employer will utilize the resume to decide who will be selected for a live interview.AgainClearly writtenChronological orderFresh presentationDoes experience reflect the qualifications of the job you are applying for?

Resume WritingSample CVName Address| City, State, Zip | Phone number | EmailObjective:The objective should be relevant for the job you are applying for. Your objective should not be more than two sentences.

Education Graduated University X Degree 2014Education should always be listed first including years attended or the year you graduated.Employment HistoryCurrent Job May 2011 Present Job Title (Written in Italics)3-4 bullet points of job responsibilities and dutiesJob responsibilities should be written in present tense for your current job and past tense for previous jobs. Your most recent employment should be listed first with beginning and end datesCertificationCertifications should be listed by most recent with expiration dates. MembershipsIf you have memberships they should be listed by most recent with dates.

Be a Qualified CandidateEmailWritten professionallyClearly stated subject reason for searchCallSpeak professionallyLanguage is clearSkypeDress ProfessionallyEye contact / enthusiasmWithout distraction

Attend live events to meet employersJob fairsSocial MediaWeb PageFacebookTwitter

Be a Qualified Candidate

If you're going to test the job market, you'll need to update your CV and tailor it to prospective employers.

You'll also need to update your references. Make sure that you have current contact information for each reference and that you've given them a heads up that an employer could be calling.


Research the Potential EmployerDo your homework about your potential employer. This can include internet research and word-of-mouth. Come prepared with questions for the employer.Ask if there is a Shadow/Mentor ProgramInterview

InterviewPlan Your Route and Know Where You're GoingConfirm the time and location of the interview the day before. Managers can get busy or pulled into last minute meetings, so be sure everyone is on the same page and planning to meet at the originally designated time.If possible, drive by the interview location to be sure you know how to get there. If this isnt possible, allow extra drive time on the way to your interview in case you get turned around or miss a turn.

InterviewPlan Your AttireYou should be dressed professionally for an interview. This is going to vary based on the type of position for which youre applying. A few days before your interview, select your attire and be sure it has been cleaned and pressed and youre ready to shine! This gives you time to make a run to the drycleaners, or to make any repairs (hems, buttons, etc) or purchase missing accessories if needed.

InterviewPrepare to Sell Your Strengths and Sell Around Your WeaknessesKnow your strengths and be able to sell them; know your weaknesses and be able to sell around them. How can you improve on weaker areas? How do your strengths compensate for any weak areas?

InterviewEmployers will most likely follow the 80/20 RuleCandidates should do most of the talkingAllow time to answer questionsAllow time for them to formulate questions to youConclude by outlining next steps and follow upExchange contact information if you choose

Background CheckChecks will be made regarding the following: Eligibility to work in the US Previous employment and character references Criminal Records Bureau checks Health screening/questionnaire Qualifications

It is important to relay any information that might affect the background check to the employer.

You never know how far back an employers background check will go, so being upfront and honest is a way to build trust.

Background Check

Follow-Up Send a Thank You note or email to the employer after your interview.

Thank them for their time and say you are looking forward to next steps.

Follow-UpTime Kills ALL DEALS It is important to follow-up with the employer after the interview.

If the employer does not give a timeframe for follow-up, contact the employer a week after the interview.

ConclusionKnow what you are looking for

Take the interview process seriously

Send a Thank You note or email to the employer



Thank You!Nicola Hawkinson DNP, RNFA, RNwww.Spine-Search.com1.516.333.5050