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SJOG Subiaco: Recruitment tips

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Useful tips to prepare a brilliant job interview with St John of God Hospital Subiaco.

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SJOG Subiaco: Recruitment tips

  1. 1. Recruitment Tips
  2. 2. Applications and Interviews <ul><li>Getting a job depends on getting an interview </li></ul><ul><li>Tailor your application and match your skills and experience against the position description or job advertisement </li></ul><ul><li>Set aside the time for your application </li></ul>
  3. 3. Your application <ul><ul><li>Check application details carefully </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you need to address the selection criteria? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you need to supply academic transcripts? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is there an application form or do you just need to supply a letter of expression of interest? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any supporting documentation required? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Update your CV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check close dates </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Application Letter <ul><li>Know the organisation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mission and Values </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialty areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workforce Brand </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Partnership Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Previous Work Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Previous Experience (student, patient, visitor) </li></ul><ul><li>Why you would like to work there </li></ul>
  5. 5. Application Letter Mistakes <ul><li>Skipping a cover letter entirely </li></ul><ul><li>Too short / too long </li></ul><ul><li>Using SMS language in your application letter </li></ul><ul><li>Incorrect Salutation </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar and spelling mistakes, leaving tracked changes in </li></ul><ul><li>Leaving out the job title </li></ul><ul><li>Addressing to wrong person or company </li></ul><ul><li>Too casual / too familiar </li></ul><ul><li>Attaching photo if not requested </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple employers at same time via email </li></ul><ul><li>Using an unprofessional email address </li></ul><ul><li>Using an old cover letter </li></ul><ul><li>Source www.mycareer.com.au </li></ul>
  6. 6. Curriculum Vitae / Resume Source Bright and Earl, 2004,p.138 <ul><li>Full current contact details (name, full address, telephone numbers, up to date email address that reflects the image you want to portray) </li></ul><ul><li>Full details of paid employment </li></ul><ul><li>Full details of voluntary employment </li></ul><ul><li>Full educational qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on achievements and results </li></ul><ul><li>Referees (who you have already approached) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Curriculum Vitae / Resume <ul><li>Most common is reverse chronological order </li></ul><ul><li>Most recent experience first </li></ul><ul><li>Account for gaps </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate key elements of employment history </li></ul><ul><li>“ sell ” knowledge, skills, experience and abilities to </li></ul><ul><li>potential employer </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Interview <ul><li>The most nerve racking part of the selection process is the interview </li></ul><ul><li>See it as an opportunity to shine </li></ul><ul><li>Employers are not out to trick you, just work out if you are the right person for them </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Interview <ul><li>Dress appropriately </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare yourself </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Know the organisation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Think of examples from your experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Think of questions you would like to ask </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring any additional documentation you have been asked to supply </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. The Interview <ul><li>Situation : Outline a situation where you developed a particular experience or used the required skills or qualities. </li></ul><ul><li>Task: What was your role and what did you have to do? </li></ul><ul><li>Action: What did you do and how did you do it? </li></ul><ul><li>Result: What did you achieve? What were the results? </li></ul><ul><li>Learning : What did you learn from the experience. How would you do it differently next time? </li></ul>
  11. 11. After Selection <ul><li>Return accepted offers and contracts on time </li></ul><ul><li>Attend any information sessions held prior to your start date </li></ul><ul><li>Order your uniform when you have been asked to do so </li></ul><ul><li>First day – be on time, be prepared </li></ul>

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