By Jay Brill, ABC Training Center
Here at ABC Training Center, we take pride in having helped thousands of New Yorkers obtain jobs in the lucrative medical career field. And a big part of what we do continues after a student completes his or her studies. For example we recently launched our interactive job board (http://abctrainingcenter.net/job-placement/) which allows ABC graduates to post their resumes online. This lets our job placement office match up those candidates with current job openings. Another idea that we had was to start using our blog as a place to share job hunting tips, and to do it on a monthly basis. So we kick off our monthly Job Tip series with this bit of advice that was sent to us by a recent grad:
“The best tip I ever received from the ABC Placement Office was about visiting the place of employment early in the morning before the time the interview was scheduled.
I made sure I was at the Nursing Home at 7:30 for a 9AM interview. I went directly to the cafeteria and sat down with my cup of coffee and asked the C.N.A’s,( they wear badges), to sit down with me and to please answer a few questions before I was to be interviewed for a C.N.A. job. Almost all of them were receptive and wanted to help me out.
I learned that the Nursing Director was especially interested in fire protection. I was able to use the time to organize my thoughts about what I learned in class concerning R-A-C-E and had time to review my textbook, which I brought to the interview in case I wanted to show the interviewer what I covered in class.
When I was interviewed and asked about fire and fire protection and the treatment and procedures in working with residents under fire conditions, I was ready to “spin my tale”. I impressed the Nursing Director and got the job. Thanks, ABC.”
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