I loved this visual that Presence Learning created and I wanted to share. Special Thanks to Presence Learning for allowing me to share this visual. Also stay tuned to their upcoming blog posts and webinars, I was able to attend their last free webinar that discussed "Managing Workloads in a Caseload-Driven World".
I hope everyone is having a wonderful Saturday. On May 25, 2013, Home CEU Connection will be holding a webinar by Ana Paula Mumy that will discuss "Surviving your Clinical Fellowship Year: A Focus on Schools".
This webinar is 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession)
This course is intended to give Clinical Fellows a framework for organization, productivity, creativity and visibility to guide them through their clinical fellowship, promoting confidence and effectiveness.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
When: Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. ET
Below is the link if you would like to sign up for the webinar
About Ana Paula Mumy:
Ana Paula Mumy is a trilingual Speech-Language Pathologist, receiving her Master of Science, Communication Disorders – Speech/Language Pathology degree from the University of Texas at Dallas. She is the author of various continuing education eCourses, leveled storybooks, and instructional therapy materials for speech/language intervention, as well as the co-author of her latest eSongbook, which features children's songs for speech, language and hearing goals. She also works as a Multilingual Speech/Language Evaluator and Consultant and completes speech/language evaluations for bilingual students and collaborates with referring SLPs to determine appropriate placement and therapy recommendations. She has provided private, school-based, and pediatric home health care services for more than 12 years.
Putting the time in to learn a trade and making your way successfully through a Speech-Language Pathology grad program are only half of what it takes to become a full-fledged SLP. You may know the practices, but now, you have to step out into the real world, where competition is around every corner and finding steady work and substantial pay is a full-time job. But there are ways to prove your worth and earn the job of your dreams.
Beef Up Your Resume
Whether you have a Master’s degree or a Bachelor’s, competition is stiff. There will always be someone out there with more experience and better credentials, but that shouldn’t deter you. SLP jobs come in all shapes and sizes, so outfit your resume with solid, specific, and impressive material that will make you stand out. Remember, a cover letter is sometimes more important than the resume itself, so brush up on your writing skills and stand out.
Do Some Traveling
This doesn’t mean take a vacation. However, there are plenty of great opportunities pooling in various areas of the country, and only travel therapy staffing companies have access to all of them. These are agencies that weigh your personal and professional interests to find travel speech therapy jobs that best suit you. These may be in other cities or states, but all come with considerable pay and fantastic benefits. Not only is this a great way to gain experience for bigger jobs, it saves the trouble of actually going out and searching for a job on your own.
Too many resumes are tossed in the trash before the hiring manager gets a chance to look at them. Don’t be afraid to be outgoing, and don’t be afraid to express your uniqueness. Know when to limit yourself in an interview, and recognize when you have the opportunity to be memorable. Whether it’s a formal interview or a casual meeting with a hiring manager, leave a positive and professional impression.
Special Thank you to Advanced Medical for taking the time to write this article for New SLP Grads.
About Advanced Medical
Advanced Medical is a therapy staffing company that provides physical therapy, occupational therapy and traveling SLP jobs in specialties and locations nationwide. Focusing on quality and integrity, Advanced Medical has emerged at the forefront of the travel therapy staffing industry. Get the latest updates from Advanced Medical on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.