Graduation is exciting but also a little stressful. New grads (or maybe I should call them “soon-to-be-grads”) spend almost as much of their last semester worrying about getting their first job as they do studying.
Well, I personally have never seen any value to worry. It’s far better to spend your time preparing instead of worrying. And luckily for new grads there is some good advice out there.
Advance for NPs and PAs puts out a great “Guide for NP & PA New Grads” every year and it is chock full of both practical and valuable advice.
This year 2013 the guide has gone digital and you will find 4 extremely helpful articles.
The first (which just happens to be written by me!) is Salary Tips for the New Grad. I discuss realistic salary expectations as well as the proper time to negotiate. You might be surprised at what I have to say. Read more
There is also a nice article on Building a Better Resume. This piece includes some nice tips on social media, keywords and paper resumes. As your trusted NP Career Coach I can say without reservation that the advice is spot on and will help you be more successful in landing that job interview.
Speaking of interviews, did you know that the new trend is to do your interview via Skype? Check out the handy tips in Get Psyched to Skype. You will be glad you did.
And finally, read Networking Know-How and find out how to make the most out of your networking.
Access the entire guide HERE