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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

How to Write a Resume That Stands Out

This article from the Harvard Business Review discusses methods for having your resume stand out from the competition.

Two points in the article that Career Development at Gwynedd Mercy University focus on with students and alumni are being selective and sharing accomplishments.

Check out the article at https://hbr.org/2014/12/how-to-write-a-resume-that-stands-out

GMercyU students can have their resume reviewed by a Career Development staff member. Contact us at 215-646-7300, ext: 21230 or careerservices@gmercyu.edu.

Check out our resume packet at www.gmercyu.edu/careerdevelopment.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

15 Interview Philosophies That Attract Job Offers

Separating yourself from the other competition applying for the same job/internship is important. There are numerous steps a candidate can do to stand out, including in an interview.

The Undercover Recruiter recently posted an article that provides 15 valuable interviewing tips. You can read the article at http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/interview-philosophies-attract-job-offers/

Also, Career Development at Gwynedd Mercy University (GMercyU) can help you with interviewing strategies. We also can conduct a mock, practice interview. Contact (215-646-7300, ext: 21230 or careerservices@gmercyu.edu) us to schedule an appointment.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Social Media? So What?

Social Media? So What? GMercyU alum shares his thoughts.

By:
Daniel Craig

Great: you are on social media…so what? What are your customers getting from that relationship and how are you turning likes, fans, and followers into revenue?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A Griffin through and through



Heidi R. Wright


Employed
Nurse Practitioner at Montgomery County Medical Associates, Ltd.

Education
Bachelor of Science in Biology, 1986
Master of Science in Nursing (Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult with Gerontology), 1989
Master of Science in Nursing Post-Masters Certificate in Nurse Practitioner, 1996

“I had the great fortune to be taught by some wonderful professors at Gwynedd. One thing, among many, that continues to impress at Gwynedd is the personal attention.”

3 and counting: A Griffin through and through
Heidi was inspired to pursue nursing after reading books about the field as a child and attending her father’s services (Presbyterian Minister) at nursing homes. She quickly fell in love with the idea of working with the elderly.

After completing a hospital-based diploma nursing program, Heidi came to Gwynedd Mercy University (GMercyU) to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. A few years later she completed her Master of Science in Nursing (Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult with Gerontology) then a Post-Masters Certificate in Nurse Practitioner.

She is currently in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at GMercyU.

High regards for GMercyU faculty
“I had the great fortune to be taught by some wonderful professors at Gwynedd,” said Heidi. “One thing, among many, that continues to impress at Gwynedd is the personal attention. Gwynedd has always considered the working adult learner so I was lucky to be able to balance work and classes.”

Working in the field
After completing the NP program Heidi landed a position from one of her clinical rotation sites.

“I have been exceptionally fortunate in my career,” she added.  “The practice where I did my clinical rotation had a part-time opening. Within a few months it expanded into a full time job. I could not have planned it better.”

Heidi has now been working at Montgomery County Medical Associates, Ltd for almost 19 years.

2 Tips for students
“Competition is high for jobs. Word of mouth seems to be how many jobs are filled,” Heidi said. “If a job seems interesting and is only part-time, take it. It could work into full-time. It did for me and I am still there!”

“Education is a big part of keeping up with the latest trends in providing the best care for patients,” she added.