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Job Seeker Tips & Resources

Job Seeker Tips

We will help guide you through the process.

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What is a resume?

A resume is your personal marketing tool to quickly show how and why you are the ideal candidate for a role. A strong resume generates engagement from the employer resulting in interviews and conversations regarding your qualifications. Consider that your resume may need to be different depending on the type of position for which you are applying. We encourage you to match your resume to the organization and position.

Resume Tips:
  • Your resume should only be one page. (There are few occasions that would warrant a longer resume - i.e. you are applying for a very senior level role that requires a lot of breadth of experience.)
  • Ideas on how to keep it one page:
    • It should not be a complete job history. Instead, choose to include only the experiences that match the qualifications and experience of the position for which you are applying.
    • Shrink your margins.
  • Your resume format (bolding, italics, etc.) should be consistent throughout your document.
  • The text should be between 10 pt and 12 pt.
  • Use consistent and proper punctuation.
  • Use a variety of action verbs throughout your resume without duplicating the same word. (Hint: use a thesaurus if needed.)
  • Incorporate numbers, sales, savings in your document in a number format. This draws attention to the numbers almost immediately.
  • Don’t forget to use your friend “spell check” and proofread carefully.
  • Ask 2 people to review your resume and give constructive feedback.
  • Your resume should be a working document, and you should always have it ready to submit to that “dream role”.
  • Save early and often when updating your resume.
  • Save as a PDF. This will eliminate any format changes when submitting to an Applicant Tracking System.
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Your resume is perfect and you got the interview.  What's next?

An interview is a chance for the employer and the candidate to get to know each other. This is a mutually beneficial process. The employer is trying to gauge the candidate’s interest level and skills and abilities to do the job. We encourage you to use the interview to identify whether the employer meets your needs, interests, and work environment preferences.

Prep Session:

  • Research the organization.
  • Know the role for which you applied.
  • Familiarize yourself with the organization’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Practice makes perfect!

Interview Formats:

Many interviews are conducted in-person. However, as technology is changing and making us more accessible, we are adapting to the needs of busy professionals. We encourage you to be ready to interview in a variety of ways. These could include via phone, video/webcam, or panel interview.

Interview Questions:

While we can’t give you the keys to the castle . . . we can share a few insights into the type of interviews we conduct. We leverage behavior based interviewing. We use this approach to gather specific examples of how you have developed the required skill set for the job.

Examples might be:

  • Tell me about a time…
  • Give me an example…
  • Describe a situation…

Be sure to answer in the START method – Situation/Task/Action/Result/Take-Away (basically tell us the story).

Your Questions:

Prepare questions to ask your interviewer. We encourage you to ask us questions, too. You are interviewing us just as much as we are interviewing you. Best practice is to have 3-5 questions to ask to your recruiter, hiring manager, or potential co-workers.

Closing an Interview:

  • Restate why you are the best candidate for the position.
  • Ask for a business card so you can follow up (yes, a thank you note).
  • Ask about next steps. Will there be another interview? What is the timeframe of them making a decision?

Reasonable Accommodation Request:

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to our employees and applicants for employment at First National Bank. We want to ensure that individuals with disabilities enjoy equal access to all employment opportunities. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please reach out to careers@fnni.com.

Video Interviewing Technical Assistance:

If you are invited to do a video interview using our Interview Stream tool, you can access technical assistance by emailing support@interviewstream.com or by calling Toll Free (USA ONLY) 1-877-773-3164 and Toll Free (International) 0011 1 -877-773-3164.

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What to wear.

Did you know that a hiring decision can take place within the first few minutes of your interview? This means that dressing appropriately and making a great first impression is very important. Business Formal is the standard dress code for a job or internship interview.
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I aced the interview. What do I do next?

During the interview you asked for a business card. No, it doesn’t get filed in your rolodex . . . just yet. Good news, we are going to put it to use.

  • Send a thank you note to each of your interviewers.
    • Can I do an email thank you? Sure, that will certainly suffice. However, best practice is to send hand written letter via mail. (You can also do both!)
  • Why is this so important?
    • A thank you note is your opportunity to remind the employer of your interest in the role as well as the qualifications while demonstrating that you are respectful and appreciative of their time.
    • It goes a long way!
  • Tips:
    • Make sure you spell the interviewer’s name correctly.
    • Proofread!

I haven’t heard back after my interview. What do I do next?

Follow up with a phone call or email if you haven’t heard from the employer within the time period indicated for a decision. In some cases we don’t have an update and when we do you will be our 1st call. We are equally excited for you to join the First National team so we like to make those offers quickly!

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Application Status

1. You have applied online, what happens next?

You may check your status online at any time. As we go through the recruiting process your application may sit idle for a period of time. We encourage you to regularly check your online application status and also watch your email for updates. In some cases we have additional questions or immediately want to set up an interview, in that case we will call you.

2. I withdrew my application in error. 

You will need to email careers@fnni.com and let us know that you withdrew in error. We can then update on our side as long as we are still actively recruiting for that particular role.

3. Can I update/edit a submitted application?

Unfortunately, once it’s submitted you cannot update or edit the application. However, if you are invited to an interview, you may tell the hiring team of any changes. Otherwise, ensure changes are updated for future applications.

4. How do I set future career alerts?

  • Click here to visit our Applicant Tracking System, iGreenTree.
  • Please create an account. If you already have an account please login under "Previous Applicants." You will then be redirected to your personal login page. Here you can do all of the following -
    • Review & Update Your Profile
    • Find Open Careers
    • Check Application Status
    • Set up Career Alerts (based on position type, full or part time, location and also key words)
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Joining the FNB Family 

You receive the call you have been waiting for from your Talent Acquisition team at First National Bank. We are delighted to make that official offer to YOU! We will walk through your offer with a fine-tooth comb and immediately follow up with details sent to your email. Your offer is contingent upon passing a pre-employment screening. 
 
Your Talent Advisor will be your point of contact through your entire onboarding experience. If you have any questions, please reach out as we want to make sure you have the ultimate candidate experience. 
 
Once your background is approved, we will determine your start date and send Day One information, as well. This will include logistics for your first day, what to bring, and what to wear, etc. 
 
If you need your Talent Advisor’s contact information – click here
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Find Us at an Event Near You

Find your fit at First National Bank! Find us at an event near you. You’ll have the opportunity to visit with a recruiter and learn about our company. However, you don’t have to wait for us to come to you at an event, apply online.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

MCC MOCK INTERVIEWS – Fort Campus
OMAHA, NE
OCTOBER 28, 1:30PM – 3:30PM

ELKHORN HIGH MOCK INTERVIEWS
ELKHORN, NE
OCTOBER 29, 2:30PM – 3:30PM

GOODWILL FALL CAREER FAIR
OMAHA, NE
OCTOBER 30, 10AM – 2PM

SHENANDOAH SCHOOL DISTRICT - MENTORING TOUR
OMAHA, NE
OCTOBER 30, 9AM – 10:30AM

2018 DISCOVER FIRST - SESSION 1
OMAHA, NE
NOVEMBER 6, 9AM – 3PM

UNL LAW FAIR
LINCOLN, NE
NOVEMBER 7, 4PM – 5:30PM

2018 DISCOVER FIRST - SESSION 2
OMAHA, NE
NOVEMBER 8, 9AM – 3PM

MIDLAND UNIVERSITY COMPUTER SCIENCE MOCK INTERVIEW DAY
FREMONT, NE
NOVEMBER 9, 9AM – 3PM

PAPILLION LA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL VISIT
OMAHA, NE
NOVEMBER 16, 1PM – 2PM

MOCK INTERVIEWS AT GRAND ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL
GRAND ISLAND, NE
NOVEMBER 19, 12:30PM – 3:45PM

MOCK INTERVIEWS AT GRAND ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL
GRAND ISLAND, NE
NOVEMBER 20, 12:30PM – 3:45PM

MILLARD SCHOOL DISTRICT DISCOVER FIRST
OMAHA, NE
NOVEMBER 27, 9AM – 12PM

UNO SPEED MOCK INTERVIEWS
OMAHA, NE
NOVEMBER 28, 1PM – 4:30PM

MILLARD WEST HIGH SCHOOL MOCK INTERVIEWS
MILLARD, NE
NOVEMBER 29, 7:30AM – 11:15AM

2018 NHRI LATE NIGHT EVENT
LINCOLN, NE
NOVEMBER 29, 7:30PM – 9:00PM

BSAD 222 FALL 2018 NETWORKING EVENT
LINCOLN, NE
DECEMBER 3, 10:30AM – 11:20AM

Job Seeker Resources

Prepare yourself before you choose your career.

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E-Verify


U.S. law requires companies to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States – either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization. First National participates in E-Verify, an internet-based system operated by U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

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Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

 
Equal Employment Opportunity is the law, and prohibits job discrimination based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, age, equal pay, disability, or genetic information. The following “EEO is the Law” poster, prepared by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, summarizes these laws.

First National Bank is an equal opportunity employer. Employees and qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

 

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Pay Transparency Policy Statement

 
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information

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Contact Us

 
First National Bank endeavors to make www.fnbo.com/careers accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact HR Solution One at 402-602-3777 or 855-470-3777. You can email us at hrsolutionone@fnni.com.