Job Seeker Tips/FAQs
Once I apply for a position, how long until someone contacts me?
Our recruitment team will contact you within one week either via phone or e-mail.
How do I check the status of my application?
You can view the status of your application by visiting the Careers page on Renown.org. Once there, click on Manage Your Profile and access the site using the same username and password you created. After logging in to your account, click on the Application History tab to view the status.
How many positions can I apply to?
You may have a maximum of five active applications at any given time.
Do I need to fill out the application or can I just cut and paste my resume?
We require you to complete the full application and we encourage you to attach your resume.
I applied for a position and no longer see it on your careers section; does that mean I am no longer being considered?
You may still be considered for a position, even if it has been taken off our website. We will contact you by phone or email once the selection process is closed.
I applied for one position but there are many similar ones posted. Do I have to apply for all that I am interested in?
Yes, you will need to apply for all positions/areas you are interested in being considered for unless otherwise told.
I have a felony/conviction from the past, does this mean I will not be considered?
Not necessarily or automatically. We look at all backgrounds individually.
Do you offer sponsorship for foreign workers?
Renown Health is unable to sponsor at this time.
Once I apply for a position, how long do you keep my application/resume?
Renown Health will keep your application on file for a minimum of one year.
What is a “per diem” job?
A per diem is an as-needed position where you may be asked to take shifts at various times and schedules; there is no set schedule.
How should I dress for my interview?
We recommend that you dress professionally.
Can I contact the manager directly?
Candidates will work with a recruiter directly, unless otherwise directed.
Can I job shadow?
Renown Health currently does not offer job shadowing, however we would ask that you work with your recruiter in order to understand the specifics of the position that you are interested in.
I am a new graduate nurse from outside the area. Can I apply for any position?
While Renown Health welcomes all graduate nurses to apply, we will contact graduate nurses from the Reno/Sparks area first.
Resume & Cover Letter Advice
Renown Health attracts top-tier professionals across a number of disciplines. To get you closer to the start of your new career, we offer this advice for creating a resume and cover letter that allows your best attributes to shine.
What Our Human Resources Team Says
Know what position you are applying for. Read the job descriptions and ensure that if the position requires a license, schooling, and so on, that your resume meets those qualifications. Take the time to prepare a resume with correct spelling, grammar and punctuation. This shows us you have put time and thought into your application.
Tailor your resume, and be precise and relevant in the information you provide. Show clearly how your skills and experience meet the job requirements. Review all the information in your resume before submitting. Take a final look and make sure you double-check for contact information, spelling, content, and grammar. First impressions are important, so make the best one possible.
We want to help you find a fulfilling career. Applying to one area you are passionate about is better than applying for five you aren’t so sure about. Also remember that easy-to-read resumes get read! Outline duties and accomplishments instead of writing a paragraph.
Make sure all of your content is correct, including your contact information. There are few things less frustrating for a recruiter than receiving a resume for a candidate that appears to be a great match, but not being able to contact them due to an incorrect email address or phone number.
Personalized cover letters really stand out to me! If you applied for an MA position, but your cover letter lists CNA, it shows that MA may be your second choice. That tells us you might be less likely to enjoy the position should you be hired.
- Include the following information on your resume: name and contact information; career or professional objective; related experience, knowledge, abilities, education and honors received; and participation in activities within your field.
- Describe the medical equipment and computer software you have used.
- List your licenses and certificates, plus your educational achievements, specific degrees and the dates they were received.
- Mention the foreign languages that you speak or understand.
- For your job history, list employers’ names, positions held, start and end dates, plus specific job duties.
- Use an inviting and effective format with common and easy-on-the-eyes font and type size.
- If you left a job due to a merger, mass-layoff or other type of elimination out of your control, explain those circumstances.
- Use the last line of your resume to indicate that “References are available upon request.” Prepare your list of references on a separate sheet and bring copies to the interview.
- A cover letter can be an impressive accompaniment to your resume. It is the place to include a brief description of your job interests, the hours you prefer, salary expectations and other details not included in your resume, but still relevant to the position you seek.
During your interview, be prepared to meet with the department manager, tour the department and talk with team members. In preparation, also make sure you have updated your resume, compiled a list of references and selected an outfit that has you looking your professional best. But’s that’s just the beginning.
What Our Human Resources Team Says
Renown is a forward thinking, patient centered, not for profit organization and the community leader in Healthcare. If you are looking to align yourself with an organization that invests in the community and employees, Renown is an excellent choice to start or grow your career. Be sure to familiarize yourself with our organization and prepare questions that will identify if the position is a good fit for both personally and professionally. Explore our website to learn as much as possible.
Research and prepare. Renown has a strong presence online and throughout multiple social-media platforms. Read articles, watch videos, and look at photos to get a firm understanding of not only what Renown Health is doing currently, but our future growth and goals as well. Don’t forget to prepare questions for those who will be interviewing you as well. You should be interviewing us, just as we are interviewing you.
My #1 piece of advice for anyone applying is to make sure to do their research. It makes a big difference in the eyes of the hiring leader, and helps show your initiative. I always recommend that candidates go to our website to check out all of the exciting things happening at Renown!
Take the interview process seriously. Prepare for your job interview, review your work experience and job description. While in the interview, show interest and enthusiasm when responding to questions. Ask any final questions to show interest in the organization and don’t forget to thank the panel interview team before you leave.
Research the position and Renown. You should have a basic understanding of what the job entails and be able to speak to why you want to be a part of the Renown family. Prepare questions for the recruiter or interview panel. Sometimes these will get answered in your interview, but having a list prepared will make sure you get all of the information you want.
- Print and complete our Application for Employment materials.
- Visit our www.renown.org to learn about Renown Health and why our mission, vision and values are at the core of everything we do.
- Arrive 10-15 minutes early and allow for extra travel time – just in case.
- Relax and be yourself. Practice your answers to common interview questions with a friend. Pay attention to your wording and body language.
- Bring copies of your resume, pen and paper, your list of questions and any other requested items.
- Explain to the panel how your abilities, skills and talents can benefit the organization.
- Conclude on a positive note by ending with a handshake and thanking the panel for their time.
- Sending a thank-you note will leave a memorable impression of you and a reminder of your interest in the position.