By Patrick Flynn, ONS Manager of Member Engagement

“To advance excellence in oncology nursing and quality cancer care.”

You should recognize that phrase as the mission of ONS. On a daily basis, we strive to provide you with opportunities to advance your professional development, leading to that “excellence in oncology nursing.” With that said, we are very excited to offer the first ever career fair at Congress in 2016!

Are you looking to make a “Big Change?” Or maybe you’re just looking for opportunities to increase your knowledge and further your career development. ONS is making the career fair pavilion a one-stop shop to help you take the next step in your career. Not only will you find booths for recruiting companies that are looking for talented nurses like you, but you’ll also have access to a variety of career development workshops. If you’re looking for CV/resume writing or interviewing tips, stop by for “Tips for Writing Effective Resumes and CVs” or “Making a Big Impression in Job Interviews.” If you’ve been thinking about publishing or abstracts, check out “Publishing and Your Professional Development,” “Development of a Strategic Publication Portfolio,” or “Best Practices for Abstract Writing and Developing Your Presentation.” Considering oncology nursing certification? Attend “Certification Makes a Difference—in Your Career!” and discover how getting certified can enhance your career and open new possibilities. We’ll even offer a panel discussion with nurses of different job levels and experience for you to ask questions and learn about their career trajectories.

You’ll also have the opportunity to meet with recruiters and schedule interviews right on site in our private interview rooms. You can even get a professional headshot taken within the career fair pavilion, so keep your eyes open for specific times closer to Congress.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to advance your career and make a “Big Change!”