Career Resources

Career Resources

Additional Job Search Correspondence

Throughout your job search there will be times when you need to communicate with employers in written format. All communications, written and verbal, should portray your professionalism and strong writing skills.

Thank You Letter

Thank you letters should be sent to all those that assist you for more than a few minutes throughout your job search. When you have interviewed with an organization, send a thank you letter/email within 48 hours of the interview. If you were interviewed by multiple people, try to send a thank you note to each person. However, if you cannot get the contact information for each interviewer, send a thank you to the person that was your contact and ask them to share it with the rest of the group.

Thank You Letter Tips:

Sample Thank you Letter

Offer Response Letters

Letter Confirming Acceptance of an Offer - Just as a job offer isn’t official until you receive it in writing, your acceptance isn’t official until you accept in writing. It does not need to be a detailed letter, but you should review that you are accepting the position and, if possible, review your start date, location and the negotiated salary. Your acceptance letter is meant to verify – it is not a place for negotiating. Should there be issues that need resolving, work those out with the employer and, if changes are made, request a new offer letter.

Sample Offer Response Letters

Personal Statements for Job Searching

A personal statement is a paragraph that summarizes who you are, why you are interested and what you have to offer. Think of it as your "elevator speech" - if you only had a elevator ride’s worth of time to get across to the employer why s/he should hire you, what would you say.

Areas to cover in your personal statement:

Personal statements are unique to each individual. Do not try to copy what you’ve seen someone else do – even if it is a struggle, take the time to form your own. For additional tips, consider this article by The Balance.

Statement of Philosophy

A statement of philosophy helps an employer get to know you as it highlights your unique approach to the nursing profession. For tips on writing a statement of philosophy, read New Health Advisor’s article.




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