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Job Hunting Tips of Nurses Guest Blog Post by: Erica Moss - Community Manager for Nursing at Georgetown's Online Master's in Nursing. Finding a job that’s just right for you can become an arduous task. Luckily, nursing is one of the most in-demand professions in the healthcare industry. Because of this, however, the need to stand out to potential employers is critical to success in searching for a nursing job. Follow these tips to help jump-start your job search and allow yourself to shine brighter than the competition. Update Your Resume and Cover Letter Your resume and/or cover letter are the fundamental documents used in marketing yourself to potential employers. Use these documents wisely by ensuring that your job goals are clearly defined and your qualifications highlighted. Understand that brevity is key in describing the items that make you an ideal candidate, so make sure that your descriptions are concise without detracting from the importance of your accomplishments. It’s also good to note that cover letters should be tailored to each employer, so take a few minutes to get to know who you’re applying to work for and personalize the language of your cover letter. This shows employers that you have a vested interest in working for them and aren’t going about your job search blindly. Know What You Want Your resume should be somewhat reflective of your short- and long-term career goals. To that end, you should frame your job objective to match what you see for your career in the long term. Work...

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