The 7 deadly sins of job hunting

5. Neglecting to investigate
The winds of change are blowing through the healthcare industry in a big way. Change is affecting all areas that might be relevant to a nurse. Be sure you’re familiar with the latest industry trends. How is the new healthcare legislation going to affect your specific area of expertise? Do you know how the new trends are affecting the job market in your area or the hospital where you want to apply? You should. Get on Infotrac, Google, Wall Street Journal—find the latest news, read the analysis, educate yourself. Putting your job application in perspective could be a critical strength that will put you in front of the pack.

6. Ruling out opportunities

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