Will my e-mail address be posted on the web?
No - all professional advice queries will be routed to an internal STTI mailbox. Headquarters staff will forward the query to the email address you provide to us. We will not give your email address directly to the advice requestor.
How long is my term as a Career Advisor?
You will be a Career Advisor for 24 months. We will notify you near the end of the 2-year period and you may reapply at that time.
What if I no longer wish to serve as a Career Advisor?
E-mail STTI headquarters immediately.
How many requests should I expect to receive?
Anticipate one request per week. We willmonitor how many requests for advice you receive and add additional advisors if your specialty is receiving a large number of requests. Initially, we plan to have no more than 3 Career Advisors per specialty.
What is expected of me as I reply?
Usually 1-2 e-mails will be sufficient; however, the number and frequency of your communication with the career advice requestor is up to you.
What strategies have other Career Advisors found helpful?
- Answer the question asked!
- Professional, honest, personalized, succinct communication is best.
- Offer to refer the requestor to another Career Advisor.
- Utilize web sites (e.g., professional nursing organizations, National Council of State Boards of Nursing, the STTI Job Board, etc.)
What if I cannot respond within three business days?
E-mail STTI headquarters immediately. We will reassign the query to another Career Advisor.
Do I need to cc: STTI on my responses?
No, that is not necessary.