Looking for Part Time Job Can I Apply for Full Time Job Listing

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    I'm a nursing student and I am trying to apply for part time or per diem CNA or PCA job openings in hospitals near by me. However many of the the job listings are only full time positions but I love the hospitals where they are located. Should I apply for these full time positions even though I am only looking for a part time/ per diem job?

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    No. Why would you apply for full time when you are not available full time?They will not hire you as soon as they find out you are only looking for part time or less. Don't waste their time and yours.
    CLoGreenEyes likes this.
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    Don't apply, but contact the hiring manager/HR/DON, and see if they have any hiring open for PT/per diem. Sometimes not all jobs are advertised. That way, you're not setting yourself up under false pretenses, but you're also not totally out of the game.
    CLoGreenEyes likes this.
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    I'm in a similar predicament. Several weeks ago (early August) I applied for a FT nights position at the local (and AWESOME) children's hospital. My thought was that I could work FT through Dec and then go PRN (or possibly 1-2 nights a week) when I start nursing school in January. I'll have class every day but figured I could possibly work 7p-7a and then go to class 8-10:30 (on non-clinical days) as long as I didn't have a test. (FYI: my school is on the campus of the hospital so it's only a walk across the parking lot.) I finally got a call for an interview (HOORAY!) but it's not for 2 more weeks (late Sept), which means even if I do get the position, I probably wouldn't start until mid-late Oct, which would only give me 2 months of FT availability. Now I'm wondering how to handle the interview. They know I'm starting nursing school in January. I almost feel like I'm wasting their time by interviewing for the position.
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    No, because they want someone who can work full-time hours. Just keep your eyes open for something you can do.
    CLoGreenEyes likes this.
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    If you do, you'll just irritate the hiring manager. That won't bode well the next time they see one of your applications.
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    Quote from duskyjewel
    If you do, you'll just irritate the hiring manager. That won't bode well the next time they see one of your applications.
    So true! I would be angry to have spent my time and the applicant couldn't meet my staffing needs from the get-go. Consider her annoying, possibly deceptive.
    CLoGreenEyes likes this.
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    FYI: I just emailed the recruiter, stated my concern, and asked if I should continue with the interview or not. We'll see what she says!
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    Quote from RunnerRN2b2014
    FYI: I just emailed the recruiter, stated my concern, and asked if I should continue with the interview or not. We'll see what she says!
    Update: I heard back from the recruiter and she was pleased and impressed that I brought the issue up BEFORE the interview. She spoke with the hiring manager and he asked if I would interview for a PRN position on the same unit. I AM THRILLED!
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    Nice! Honesty is the best policy. Good job.
    RunnerRN2b2014 likes this.


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