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Interviewing with NHA

Resume Tips

Hiring managers are looking for easy-to-read resumes that are to the point and grammatically correct. Below are eight tips to stand out from other applicants. If your LinkedIn profile is on your resume, remember to keep it updated.
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Tip 1

Choose a simple template with neutral colors and font. The information on your resume far outweighs the colors or fonts you use.

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Tip 2

Use a professional email address.

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Tip 3

List the name of the degree(s) you have earned. Indicate if in progress.

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Tip 4

Be concise when explaining your experience. Use bullet points and highlight accomplishments.

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Tip 5

Tailor your resume to align with the qualifications of the position.

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Tip 6

If you have experience using several types of technology, focus on the areas you are proficient in.

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Tip 7

Save your resume with a professional title. Ex: "First Name Last Name Resume Year".

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Tip 8

Save your resume as a Word document to easily edit. Save it as a PDF to attach to your application.

Preparing for Your Interview

At the Interview


  • Arrive early (10-15 minutes)
  • Dress for success (think blazer and nice slacks)
  • Bring a hard copy of your resume 
  • Take notes
  • Know the names and roles of the interviewers
  • Research NHA and/or the department you are interviewing with
  • Put your phone on "Do Not Disturb"
  • Bring a list of follow-up questions
  • Pause or take a breath before answering a question if needed
  • Be enthusiastic and confident
  • BE YOU!


  • Be unprepared
  • Overdo it with cologne, perfume, or makeup
  • Look at your phone
  • Criticize previous employers/managers 
  • Immediately discuss salary in the first interview
  • Make excuses
  • Dominate or interrupt the conversation
  • Allude to knowing it all

Remember: It’s okay to admit you don’t have an answer! Circle back later if needed.

 Questions to Ask at Your Interview

  • What are your expectations for me in this role?
  • What goals do you have for this role in the coming year?
  • What does a typical day look like in this role?
  • Can you tell me about the team? 
  • What do you love about working here?
  • What are some growth opportunities?
  • Is there anything I can do or further explain to help your decision-making process?

Behavioral Based Interview (SAR Method)

NHA utilizes behavior-based interview questions using the SAR method. It is a technique that helps you answer interview questions using specific and concrete examples from your past experiences and skills.

After the Interview

The work doesn’t stop after your interview is finished. You’ve made an impression; now focus on how to continue showing interest.
What to do After the Interview