From Your Resume to Your Interview – How to Land Your Dream Med SLP Position (Graduate Student Journey)
SLP Graduate Student and CFY Stories
SLP Graduate Student and CFY Stories
From Your Resume to Your Interview - How to Land Your Dream Med SLP Position (Graduate Student Journey)
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Focus

This SLP shares what she’s learned after working in the field for more than 20 years. Having hired plenty of SLPs over the course of her career, she shares wisdom about how to land your dream job after finishing grad school and completing a clinical fellowship. She offers tips for going on an interview, advice about talking up your accomplishments, and even outlines some of the things you shouldn’t do if you’re hoping to leave a positive impression.

Discussion & Reflection Questions

  1. Tell us about who you are, your background, and why you decided to go into the field of speech-language pathology.
  2. Since you’ve hired a lot of SLPs over the course of your career, what would you say is the first step to landing your dream job?
  3. What are some specific things SLPs should be sure to include in their resumes?
  4. What kinds of things stand out to you when it comes to writing a cover letter?
  5. Do you have any words of advice for SLPs who are job hunting but may be more introverted?
  6. What types of questions should SLPs ask during an interview?
  7. How can interviewees talk themselves up while describing their accomplishments?
  8. Do you have any go-to resources you’d recommend to other SLPs?

Quote Of The Conversation

“A lot of people have a hard time talking about their accomplishments and bragging about themselves, but you really, really do need to try to shine here — you know, without being too overly boastful, of course. But just really try to shine.” – Kristin Winter MEd,CCC-SLP

Kristin Winter MEd,CCC-SLP

Lead Speech-Language Pathologist at Cleveland Clinic Martin Health and Owner of SpeechRx

Kristin is the Lead Speech-Language Pathologist at Cleveland Clinic Martin Health in southeast Florida and the owner of a small private practice, SpeechRx. She has been practicing speech pathology for over 20 years with a focus on adult neuro-rehabilitation. 

She is passionate about advocacy and education for patients and their families. As such, Kristin is the facilitator of a thriving stroke support group serving individuals, families, and caregivers after discharge from the hospital.

She’s also a member of the Medical SLP Collective and the Inner Circle Leadership Program this year, as well as a volunteer with the Dysphagia Outreach Project. She assists in facilitating the Dysphagia Digest of Sarasota, a dysphagia support group. She’s interviewed many speech pathologists over the years, including new grads, CF applicants, and seasoned SLPs. 

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time at the beach, exercising, and watching college sports.

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Keep the Conversation Going

Guest Speaker Information

Kristin Winter MEd,CCC-SLP 
Lead Speech-Language Pathologist at Cleveland Clinic Martin Health and Owner of SpeechRx

Phone –    +1 (772) 781-3740

EmailKristin@SpeechRx.org or WinterK4@ccf.org

Websitewww.speechrx.org

Facebook@strokesupportflorida, @DysphagiaDigest, or @KristinAllisonWinter

Twitter – @kballison1

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November 5, 2020

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