Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to medical care, research and education. We have major campuses in Rochester, Minn.; Scottsdale and Phoenix, Ariz.; and Jacksonville, Fla. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.
How to Get Hired
We asked Mayo Clinic for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
For more than 150-years, Mayo Clinic’s employees have fulfilled the organization’s primary value - the needs of our patient come first. That’s why we aggressively pursue candidates who embrace patient needs, as well as live our core values: respect, integrity, compassion, healing, teamwork, innovation, excellence and stewardship. At the foundation of this work is our Employment Value Proposition; “A Life Changing Career is not a job”. We hope to hire individuals who are looking to be empowered while bringing their “whole person” to their career. After screening for alignment with values, Mayo recruiters deploy behavioral-based interview techniques, selection panels, and peer discussions to identify candidate who have a great fit with our culture.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Want to progress from being an applicant to being an interviewee? Use valuable networking opportunities to create additional impressions, even prior to applying. Whether attending college or community job fairs or connecting and communicating with company employees on professional online networks, making those impressions can further demonstrate communication skills and career passion—intangibles that are difficult to illustrate on a resume or online application. Once invited for an interview, make an impression with interviewers by succinctly explaining relevant experience, actions or contributions to that situation, the results or outcome, and what was learned. Examples that relate to Mayo’s core values are ideal.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
Many Mayo Clinic positions—including some in nursing, laboratory and research— are part of a career pathway, enabling new hires to develop and advance their expertise with added experience, education and/or credentials. For instance, a high school or college student can quickly become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), and while employed at Mayo, leverage tuition reimbursement benefits to become a Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse. Many different pathways are available from there, including Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nursing Informatics, or managerial/leadership positions.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Candidates are encouraged to begin researching careers and applying for open positions at www.mayoclinic.org/jobs. During that process, candidates are encouraged to join the Mayo Clinic Talent Community, which allows them to be among the first to learn of new job postings relevant to their career interests, in addition to other career-related information and updates shared via email. Another great way to stay informed and engage in career conversations is joining the conversations in Mayo Clinic’s social media presence. Just search “Jobs at Mayo Clinic” on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.