Talking to Veterinarian, CamilleFriday, 15 June 2012
Talking to Veterinarian, CamilleToday on Let’s Get Working we are talking to Veterinarian, Camille on how to go about gaining employment in the veternary field.
What does a Veterinarian do?General healthSurgeryConsultationsPrescribe medication
What workers do you employ?Vet – 5 years, 40 hours a week at UniversityVet nurse – 2 years Certificate IV at TAFE, traineeshipKennel hands – part-time (10-12 hours a week), clean kennels while studyingPractice manager
Lots of resumes come in...Work Experience from schoolsAll resumes are kept
What do you look for in an employer?What else do they have other than love animalsExtra activities – work experience, Volunteer work, you have your own pets
Make sure you have a resume
Hand in your resume in person as it makes it special. You can get to see the clinic and the Veterinarian can meet you.If you just send your resume in the post, you are sending the signal that you have probably sent your resume to 20 other vets.
What makes a potential employer stand out?Types of resume’sCold calling (visiting the vet to hand in resume)Hours of workHow they would fit into the clinic
InterviewsSelect intervieweesInterview with Veterinarian & Practice Manager
Questions in an interviewWhat have they done in the past? (expand from resume)What jobs you did before (expand from resume)Team player/like working aloneGoals for next 5 yearsIf your friends/enemy could describe, how would they describe you?What did you like most about your last job?
I hope this information has given you some insight and has been helpful
Until next time,
Enjoy the journey!