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Recruiting Tips

Recruiting Tips

Recruitment Tips

At St. Mary Medical Center, we want to attract the best candidates possible.  We are passionate, enthusiastic, and committed.  Please use these helpful hints below as a guide in applying for one of our open positions.


Resume Writing

  • Make sure your resume is specific to the job in which you are applying
  • Attach a cover letter, or an objective statement that summarizes your qualifications and strengths.  Make sure your cover letter identifies the position in which you are applying.  If you are using a standard cover letter, be sure to edit it to make it relevant to the position in which you will be interviewing.
  • Be as specific as possible in regards to dates of employment and position titles.  Be sure to include relevant experience from each of your previous positions.
  • Do not include personal information i.e. hobbies, religious beliefs, political beliefs, DOB etc.
  • Use a professional email address, preferably a form of your name
  • Have someone proofread your resume, do not rely on spell check
  • Use standard font


Interview Tips

Preparing for the interview:

  • Know the company and the position that you are interviewing for
  • Confirm the date and time of your appointment, arrive 10-15 minutes early.  It is good to do a dry run to the facility to make sure you know where you are going and the approximate time it will take to get there.
  • Bring a copy of any licenses and certifications required for the job.
  • Dress professionally, limit jewelry and cover body art.


During the Interview

  • Be honest and positive
  • Avoid interrupting and turn off your cell phone. 
  • Be aware of non-verbal communication
  • Make eye contact, use a firm handshake
  • Do not be disrespectful towards previous employers or managers
  • Come prepared to ask open ended questions
  • Thank the interviewer for his/her time


After the Interview

  • Send a short follow up thank you communication to each individual you interviewed with.
  • Make sure you check your email regularly for follow up information.