Michelle Discussion Week 4

Professional Inventory

Mission: Find a job ad for a job you would like to get after you complete your training here at Interface. Use the job ad (copy the link into your response) and fill out a professional inventory. Look for phrases in the job ad (usually found in the requirements) and copy them into word. Write how you meet that criteria, with evidence. This is called a professional inventory. You use these phrases/evidence in your pointed cover letter. Please note that you do not have to show proof of every single requirement, just what you can.

Example of phrases from a job advertisement

evidence of your experience

Must enjoy working with animals

– volunteered for Spokanimal for three years

Excellent customer service skills

worked as a waitress in a busy, well-known restaurant for ten years, helping customers and making sure they enjoyed their stay

2. Write a paragraph for your pointed cover letter for this job ad using the phrases from the job ad and your evidence to back it up. Do you see how it may differ from other cover letters you’ve written in the past? How will this professional inventory help you out when it is time for you to search for a career?

I just wanted to clarify a bit here. Your evidence should be full sentences that showcase how you could prove your expertise/experience. The two I had were examples of what I was looking for. Your paragraph should be a paragraph you would actually include in a cover letter and would have their key terms that you put into the professional inventory, as well as your evidence. So for mine, my cover letter would say something like:

Must enjoy working with animals volunteered for Spokanimal for three years
Excellent customer service skills worked as a waitress in a busy, well-known restaurant for ten years, helping customers and making sure they enjoyed their stay

I thoroughly enjoy working with animals and have been a volunteer for Spokanimal for over three years. During my time at Spokanimal, I worked with animal intake, cleaning kennels, and exercising dogs. Though I worked mostly with animals, I also helped with customers who were looking to adopt animals and with those who were going to surrender their animals. Since I was a waitress for over ten years, I was able to use the skills I learned in the customer service industry during my volunteer work. While the type of customer service in a shelter differs from that at a restaurant, I was able to use my ability to make sure that the customer was happy and helped in a way that would make them want to return while at Spokanimal.

See what I mean? Try to whittle down errors and misspellings. Make it professional. Take your time.
Your response is due by Thursday, January 30th. It should be at least 200 words in length (this includes words in the table).

Your second response is due by Tuesday, February 6th by 6pm. These should be at least 75 words.

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4 responses

  1. One of the jobs that I would be like to find is the one that I can used from past jobs experience example of this is https://rn11.ultipro.com/QTC1000/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*15FAA8789F29AE62&__jbsrc=4044CAC7-6CA6-4E33-ABBA-7535DDC864F7. Their requirements: Computer skills, Excellent Customer Service, Work in fast-paced environment and Bilingual.
    Having my own Car Wash business in Venezuela for 13 years allowed me to develop more customer services skill because we try harder to accomplish customer expectation and needs which makes them to return again. At the same time, I learned to work in fast-paces because of the type of business where around 100 cars pass by every day. Thus, because of the high volume of cars we had to work fast as we could and guaranty good service, efficiency and responsibility performing the task. In addition, attending at Spokane Community College and Interface College gained knowledge in health such as how to read an EKG 12 leads, medical terminology, IV, First Aid earning CPR card and others. At Interface College became Certify Microsoft Specialist for computer skills.
    Being from Venezuela my country where Spanish is our official language makes me bilingual which is very important for any job because I can translate easily without any problem, which is a very good assets for any company having someone who can help other from another country.

    1. Ok I will make this a bit easier for you. Here are the job ad words:

      Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

      Performs routine procedures to obtain claimant’s medical history, record vital signs and complete lab requisitions
      Show me how you fit this (after you graduate) using words. Not a lot. Something like, “I graduated from Interface College with my Medicial Assisting Certificate, where I was trained to take medical histories, record vital signs, and complete any lab requisitions.

      Performs standard diagnostic procedures accurately, efficiently, and with the highest quality including but not limited to: 12-lead electrocardiograms, proficient venipuncture, and preparation of lab specimens for laboratory courier, pulmonary function test (PFT), arterial flow Doppler studies, exercise Doppler studies, and exercise treadmill stress tests

      Again, show me how you fit this/will fit this.

      Performs housekeeping functions such as: changing exam room table paper, upkeep of cleanliness of the entire office (exam rooms, bathrooms, waiting area, front office, lab room, etc.), ensuring all equipment is clean and presentable

      Another bit of information to show me how you fit this duty (or not, if you don’t want to)

      Responsible for front office duties such as: answering telephones, scheduling appointments, copying reports, preparing schedules, data entry (including referral contracts, post appointment information), and filing

      How are you the best person for the job? What skills do you have that would help you with these duties?

      If fluent in other languages, assist claimants and providers with translation of questionnaire forms or during evaluation, as necessary.

      Tell them how you are fluent.

      Requirements

      Competencies:
      Computer skills: good data entry (how do you prove this with words?)
      Excellent customer service skills (You did a good job starting this one)
      Good verbal and written communication (Prove it. Proof read your paragraph. Check for grammar/spelling mistakes. Ask someone else to read over it.)
      Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment (how can you prove this?)

      Then, you take the list you used to prove all of this and use them in your paragraph, while using key phrases from the ad itself.

      Now, fill out those things and list them in your response, then write a paragraph in your response to me.

      Hope that makes it easier to understand.

  2. As Certified Medical Assistant graduated from Interface College I could perform task related it to job that I will apply for such as: Performs routine procedures to obtain claimant’s medical history, record vital signs and complete lab requisitions.
    These routines as record patient history, vital signs and complete lab requisition are part of my education the teacher prepare us to be able to perform this routine upon depend hospital rule or clinic. I have experience in completion of lab requisition because was trained in the lab when did volunteering at the lab in Deaconess Medical Center.
    Another task that I can perform without any problem because I was trained was to performs standard diagnostic procedures accurately, efficiently, and with the highest quality including but not limited to: 12-lead electrocardiograms, proficient venipuncture, and preparation of lab specimens for laboratory courier, pulmonary function test (PFT), arterial flow Doppler studies, exercise Doppler studies, and exercise treadmill stress tests. I was trained for a quarter to do this task like 12 lead EKG to a patient where I can read the P-QRS-T wave in a strip, have knowledge of arterial Doppler flow because of the vascular class that I took with a two quarter of completion.
    Performs housekeeping functions such as: changing exam room table paper, upkeep of cleanliness of the entire office (exam rooms, bathrooms, waiting area, front office, lab room, etc.), ensuring all equipment is clean and presentable. These task is a normal procedure and part of the training in volunteering at Deaconess Medical Center, because that was the first step they did teach us on day one where we have to make sure that everything was in order, ready, clean, and sanitized for the next patient..
    Responsible for front office duties such as: answering telephones, scheduling appointments, copying reports, preparing schedules, data entry (including referral contracts, post appointment information), and filing. In this task I gained experience because of previews job that I had in clerical and secretarial position which I do feel comfortable and capable to perform.
    If fluent in other languages, assist claimants and providers with translation of questionnaire forms or during evaluation, as necessary. In this task there is no doubt that I am able to perform because I am bilingual (Spanish) so there is no problem to translate any form and questionnaire, also being able to help another person in another language that will be one of my goal because I know how difficult is not understand nothing special when not feeling good.
    Overall, I am prepare, comfortable and confident that I can easily perform these task in any facility that needs my services, because I have the academic knowledge, preview jobs experience and having my own business gained all the requirements.

  3. The web that you posted is very interesting because describe the different types of how to present a portfolio according the career that would chose. Also, explain what to include and other examples of what should be good to include as well. Unfortunally, this doesn’t fit my needs or what I am looking for because does not have “details” and that’s what I am looking for, but did learn that there are online portfolio and tell us the advantage and disadvantage when is submitted to future employer.
    I did some research that I can use because give me some basic ideas of what to include in the preparation of my portfolio. The first site was http://www.wikihow.com/Make-an-Art-Portfolio
    I found it was good because give some pictures so we can see I may looks like but is was not enough for me. The second site that I looked was https://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/cv/portfolios.htm
    Examples like this is what I was looking for because give me more details of what an employer would like to see have more alternatives that we can use in case we want to do another type of portfolio, very simple pretty much like was taught in PD class. So, I may use this web for consulting when I prepare my portfolio for next mock interview.

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