Tips to Boost your Web-Based Nursing Job Applications

Graduate recruiters are currently getting more employees through a web-based system. These internet-based programs are quite making a name in the industry. However, because almost everyone gets access to files and documents made public in the online community, copying and pasting application letters and resumes is getting more frequent than ever. A lot of graduates think that the application they made personally is quite boring and unimpressive. This is why quite a few graduates delete their work and replace it with forms made by others.

It’s your agenda not theirs…

One mistake most people commonly commit is thinking that other else’s application form are dynamite. But if you come and think of it, it is your agenda to list your qualifications that makes you a good choice for the job. Hence, making your own application is utterly important as it relates your qualities, skills and experiences to the position applied. The key word here is being CONFIDENT of your work. Believe on your achievements and make sure to update your portfolio time to time to remind you of progress in your career.

Showcase your skills in filling out the application form…

The main purpose of writing application forms is to attract employers and companies on your portfolio and make a decision to include you on their list. Since, your written application would make or break your career pathway then be sure to adhere to the guidelines below:

  • Read through the form first before writing your answer. I never knew an employer who gave applicants a time limit in writing a form. So be sure to relax and write freely. One main thing to remember when filling up the form is coming up with a good structure. Notice how some forms present with small spaces for work experience section? This is to see how you figured the structure and exactly see what’s involved. When a space given is quite large then they are expecting a long answer. Giving out an answer which seems to be shorter than the question won’t help your application.
  •  Be specific and avoid repetition. Having a clear idea of the selection criteria set by the recruiter would eliminate redundant information written in the resume. It also shows how you were able to dissect the wide range of experiences and abilities to the ones that seems relevant to the job applied to.
  • One can always write an essay style answer. Matter of fact, this approach seems best for those who are good and fluent in writing.
  • Keep the writing simple and easy to read. Using short and simple sentences to answer a question is ideal. Verbs that sound dynamic may be used but they should be sprinkled within the content to avoid sounding too pompous.

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Daisy Jane Antipuesto RN MN

Currently a Nursing Local Board Examination Reviewer. Subjects handled are Pediatric, Obstetric and Psychiatric Nursing. Previous work experiences include: Clinical instructor/lecturer, clinical coordinator (Level II), caregiver instructor/lecturer, NC2 examination reviewer and staff/clinic nurse. Areas of specialization: Emergency room, Orthopedic Ward and Delivery Room. Also an IELTS passer.

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