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Surg Tech ~YOU'RE-HIRED ~ SurgicalTechSuccess
September 03, 2007
Hi,

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In today's Newsletter:

~YOU'RE HIRED--Finding a J.O.B.~

~Give Me A Break~

~Quick Reminders~

~HELP WANTED~

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~YOUR HIRED--Finding a J.O.B.~

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Before I get into today's newsletter, I'd like to thank all of you for the overwhelming support after I sent out my last newsletter "my apology".

It really felt GREAT to receive soooo many positive and supportive responses. THANK YOU!

OK then, recently I've been getting a lot of questions about finding employment.

--->sidenote: (by the way there is a new F'R'E.E' job searching tool here -

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechemploymenttools.html

AND here

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechjobs.html

-- look for the following link "Get a free career assessment and find local jobs. Get recruited by the company of your dreams") <--- end sidenote:

Now about finding employment:

Specifically, I have received quite a few emails from students who are getting ready to graduate as well as from recent grads who just can't seem to find a job.

The overall feedback I've received is about how many new ST's can't seem to find an employer who is willing to consider anybody unless they have experience.

WELL, I must say, YOU CAN NOT let this stop you.

Listen, I know it can be a bit of a challenge finding that first job, but it really is possible.

You know, when I got out of school back in the 1800's (kidding...), I decided to sell the skills I felt were very strong and would be an asset to a potential employer.

SO, I started contacting the hospitals in my area and basically let them know I was well trained, available, and willing to learn.

It was just that simple.

I mean trying to "sell" my skills were easy because I belived in my training.

BUT I certainly didn't get the first position I applied for.

NOPE, I sat through several interviews at different facilities and it seem like FOREVER before I finaly found a hospital that was willing to give me a chance.

However, I DID NOT GIVE UP!

You see, I contacted the hospitals I applied at on a regular basis until one of the hospitals realized I was serious and I was seriously going to find a job AND they finally gave me a shot.

Since then, I've been able to find employment just about anywhere I wanted to live.

Like I said, sometimes it's not easy and it can get discouraging, but there are a few things you need to be doing.

1) DO NOT GIVE UP!

2) Get a resume together~

3) Prepare a simple business card~

4) Dress professionally~

5) Apply in person with resume and business card in hand~

6) Follow up with a "thank you for the interview" note or letter~

7) Contact each applied for position at least once a week with a follow up phone call.

8) Put some "foot-work" into your search and visit the facilities in person.

9) Get contact names so you'll be able to reference them when you place your follow-up calls.

10) Re-read #1

The bottom line is that job searching is not about applying at one facility, getting a NO, and then just giving up.

You can't take the first "no" and get all discouraged.

Belive me, it's not easy being rejected, but you have to believe that you will find employment and you have to believe in your training, and you have to believe in yourself.

Approach your job search with confidence, consistency, and professionalism.

AND

I'll tell you this...

There are plenty of facilities who LOVE to hire new grads or somebody with limited experience because they will be able to train you in a way that works for their particular facility.

As you know, O.R.'s are not all the same and there are plenty of employers who like you to learn and work within their protocols.

So, pick yourself up, dust off the "no's", and hit the pavement PREPARED!

Resume - Business cards - Professional attire - Positive attitude - Willingness to learn - Faith!

IF YOU BELIEVE that you will become employed, YOU WILL!

And don't forget to visit the new job searching tool here:

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechemploymenttools.html

FINALLY, if you want a complete DETAILED proven strategy that got me and many, many, many others employment almost anywhere, take a look at the Surgical Tech Success Handbook. It is loaded with useful and practical information that will LAUNCH your career:

Surgical Tech Success Handbook http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechhandbook.html

Until next time~

Your friend,

Robert Prince, CST

p.s. SEE why the Surgical Tech Success Handbook continues to be a Number One source of motivation, inspiration, and resource for Surgical Techs on all levels.

Take a look here:

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechhandbook.html

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"In a world where the big things have little difference ó itís the little things that make a big difference." ó Peter Thomson: Author, personal growth strategist

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~Give Me A Break!

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If your Give Me A Break moment is published, you will receive a FRE'E personally signed printed edition of the Surgical Tech Success Handbook.

Hit me with your give me a break moment here:

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechsuccesscontactus.html

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~Quick Reminders~

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SURGICAL TECH JOBS

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechjobs.html

HELP WANTED:

A new F'R'E.E' job searching tool here:

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechemploymenttools.html

AND here

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechjobs.html

-- look for the following link: "Get a free career assessment and find local jobs. Get recruited by the company of your dreams"

-SURGERY NEWS-

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgerynews.html

Surgical Tech Success Handbook

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechhandbook.html

Here is the ST Bowl photos page:

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/stbowl07photos.html

The fre'e Questions, Answers, Tips, & Resources ebook is still available for newsletter subscribers here: http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechinformation.html

POST your Surgical Tech position today: http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/postjob.html

If you would like to order the printed hardcopy edition of the Surgical Tech Success Handbook, the bonus digital download material IS included as digital downloads. http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/stshorder.html

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~HELP WANTED~

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HELP WANTED:

A new F'R'E.E' job searching tool here:

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechemploymenttools.html

AND here

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechjobs.html

-- look for the following link: "Get a free career assessment and find local jobs. Get recruited by the company of your dreams"

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechjobs.html

POST your Surgical Tech position today OR if you know of a facility that is looking for Surgical Tech's, visit the following page for FRE'E Surgical Tech Job posting Details.

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/postjob.html

Get the fre'e details to place a Surgical Tech Job - Help Wanted listing on our site.

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/postjob.html

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HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

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Don't Forget to SEE why the Surgical Tech Success Handbook continues to be a Number One source of motivation, inspiration, and resource for Surgical Technologists on all levels.

Take a look here:

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechhandbook.html




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