The Cerner team hopes you ace your interview. And we want to make a good impression on you, because we know you’re hiring us to further your career. We like to make the process transparent and easy. Our efforts have earned an award from Glassdoor® for our experience, ranking highly among 50 companies recognized as Best Places to Interview for the second consecutive year in 2017.
Your Candidate Experience Is Our Top Priority
Find Your Opportunity
Take a deep dive into all things Cerner by visiting our website and the rest of our career site. Look at your area of expertise to learn how we are innovating and what you might contribute to our efforts. Attend our career fairs, either virtually or in person, to see what we offer.
Join our talent community, look at our employer reviews on Glassdoor. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. And reach out to your professional network to get the low-down from people who work at Cerner. It’s the best way to know if you’re going to like it here.
Find the position that you feel best fits your interests, education and skills and apply.
If you have the qualifications we need and share our passion for health, care and technology, you might be contacted by one of our team members. Depending on the type of position and your proximity to Cerner, interviews can be conducted in any number of ways, including face-to-face, virtually or on Skype. It’s one of the nice perks about all the great tech happening here.
Should Cerner make an offer, the next move is yours. Are you up for a career with the world’s largest publicly traded health information technology company?
What to Expect at Your Interview
If you’re contacted by a Cerner recruiter to schedule an interview, we hope you consider it a chance to learn about us, meet some interesting people and have some fun along the way. We realize that interviewing can be a bit stressful, but we want you to relax. You’ve gotten the attention of an industry leader, and we can't wait to meet you. Here’s what to expect:
- One of our recruiters will be your first point of contact and will notify you if interviews will be scheduled with the hiring team. The interview process can vary quite a bit depending upon the opportunity and professional area of interest. Don’t worry, your recruiter will provide you all the relevant details in advance.
- During your interview, you may be asked to demonstrate proficiency with some of the functions that you’d perform at work. For instance, a software engineer may be given a code challenge and a job that works with external clients might be asked to prepare a presentation.
- In addition to the recruiter, you will have a dedicated team member who will take the lead on scheduling your interviews confirming date/time/location, etc. We don’t want you to have to sweat the details, leave it to us!
- Post interviews, your recruiter will follow up to answer any questions you might have and provide a timeline of when the final decision will be made.
- If you receive an offer (congrats!), your recruiter will be your main point of contact to share the details and facilitate any questions so that you can have an awesome start at Cerner!
Our Commitment to You
All of us at Cerner were once candidates, just like you. And we believe that throughout this process, you have the right to:
A great experience
We enable you to learn as much about Cerner as we learn all about you and what you have to offer. We want you to come away feeling good about yourself and about us.
An easy process
You'll feel comfortable and confident that your time is being well spent as you meet our representatives, take in our surroundings and determine if Cerner is right for you.
A fair shake
We keep our end of the bargain with a respectful, thorough review of your qualifications. As an equal opportunity employer, Cerner will assess your fit for the position based on your talent, experience, interests and skill sets.
To prepare you for the Cerner interview process, here are a few pointers that our associates found to be helpful when they were applying for their first positions.
- Wondering if you should get dressed up? If you’re interviewing for a software engineering or intern position, jeans are fine. Otherwise, we recommend business casual for most positions, and more formal business attire for consulting, clinical and other areas where client contact is possible.
- Take another look at the Cerner website to come up with questions about how you can contribute to the achievement of our objectives.
- Arrive a few minutes early to maintain your confidence and review your personal checklist. Think resume highlights, professional goals and ideas you have for the position you want.
- If you are interviewing virtually, be sure to login early and test your connection and setup. Find a well-lit area with minimal background noise to ensure you are the focus of the conversation. Once settled, eliminate all distractions so that you can sit down and be prepared for your interview!
- Try to relax so that you can be yourself during the interview.
- Be ready to explain why you’re the best candidate, and how your skills can help Cerner make a positive impact on health, care and technology.
Resume Writing Tips
Resumes are an important part of the hiring process. It seems that everyone has advice about how to make yours stand out. But no one can agree on how to do it. So it’s really up to you, because every person is different and has their own story to tell.
But there are a few things to keep in mind. First of all, you can lose the cover letter. And don’t clog the resume up with too many bullet points. Just get to the point and tell us what we need to know. For technical careers, that means programs and systems you’ve mastered.
What should it look like? At Cerner, we prefer a clean, concise, chronological format that highlights your experience with each of the places you’ve worked. This helps us learn how you’ve grown your education, skills and experience and how we can guide you to your next success.
Above all, remember that Cerner is a performance-based company. So we want to know how you’ve performed at your other jobs. What kind of impact you’ve had. And why it matters. Include your certifications, technical skills, honors and awards. If there’s an accomplishment that you’re proud of, we want to hear about it.