The Nursing Job Search Handbook is a concise manual of highly practical information that will assist nurses at various levels—entry-level job seekers and seasoned clinicians alike—in conducting a successful job search or career change. Genny Dunne brings over sixteen years of experience in the field of career counseling to provide specific advice for developing a professional reputation and style, along with strategies for learning about job openings, handling interviews, and negotiating a contract. She includes an abundance of resources—sample resumes and cover letters, many up-to-date websites and mailing addresses—and discusses the use of the Internet in job searches. This book also provides useful information on advanced nursing education, licensing boards, and organizations that offer credentialing.
Geared to those involved in professions where change, flexibility, and growth are keys to success, The Nursing Job Search Handbook provides excellent guidance for advisers, aspiring nurses, and long-term health professionals. Dunne recognizes that the stakes are high in a job search or career transition and offers concrete suggestions that will enable job seekers to secure satisfying work, and job holders to enhance the positions they currently occupy.
Genny Dell Dunne is Associate Director of Career Services at the University of Pennsylvania.