Job helps for us new grads! - page 2

hi, i have to give some encouragement :idea: to you new rn's for the whole job process. i looked for a job for 9 months before finally getting hired, and i learned what works and doesn't work. :down: almost never works:... Read More

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    Quote from Danielle27
    Dublin- I dont mean to pry, but I'm curious how you lost the job? Did it get taken back before you started working? That's something I worry about all the time. I signed a job offer recently but I'm always worrying that they are going to call and say that they have to take the job back because of financial reasons or some excuse. With the economy the way it is I'm so nervous about job security and I haven't even started working yet!
    It's a long story, but to put it briefly, I just wasn't up to their standards. This particular hospital is known for firing for that reason. It's just tougher there. I don't think you generally have to worry about it bc hospitals don't want to pay another nurse after training you (they have to pay two salaries, for one position! It's expensive! ), so they will almost always keep you. The hospital I was in was a VERY rich hospital. I hope that answers and reassures you!

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    Quote from dublin37
    hi, i have to give some encouragement to you new rn's for the whole job process. i looked for a job for 9 months before finally getting hired, and i learned what works and doesn't work.

    almost never works: sending in application after application on line with no follow up.

    i received several interview offers after filling out on-line applications, with no follow up, so it does happen. i had no luck at all contacting recruiters; most wouldn't take my call, and when i showed up in person, not a single one would see me. one thing that i think makes a difference is your cover letter. i think that recruiters are interested in why you want the position in that hospital and that unit.

    but i don't want people to be discouraged thinking they are never going to get a job without pounding the pavement. i am not sure that helps in all markets.
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    Quote from New DC RN
    I received several interview offers after filling out on-line applications, with no follow up, so it does happen. I had no luck at all contacting recruiters; most wouldn't take my call, and when I showed up in person, not a single one would see me. One thing that I think makes a difference is your cover letter. I think that recruiters are interested in why you want the position in that hospital and that unit.

    But I don't want people to be discouraged thinking they are never going to get a job without pounding the pavement. I am not sure that helps in all markets.
    Well that is darned good to hear! Did you get a job offer too?? Would you mind sharing your cover letter, bc I think mine is lousy! (Of course you can blur or leave out vital info) thanks! Heather
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    Three out of three recruiters told me that they don't want a cover letter, because they don't even have time to read them (what with the 100s of resumes/applications they are getting for each job). I had put a lot of time into mine, so this made me sad. I ditched the cover letter and resent the resume, and got a job.
    It seems that the only thing that is predictable is the unpredictability of it all!
    Good luck, grads! Hang in there!
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    It seems that different hospitals are going to have different rules and requirements. It's VERY unpredictable, as MOMof3wannabeRN said. One hospital loved that you called to show your eagerness, another hospital will say DO NOT CALL. One hospital loved the watermark, while another hospital wants you to copy/past into a small box. While these are all great ideas, bc you do want to stand out somehow, sometimes you have to work with what you're given.

    I say to new grads with no job: Do as much as you can with what you're given. Be very patient. Just because you can't call, show up personally, make a fancy resume doesn't mean will never get the job. (although, they ARE great ideas!)

    There's hope people, there's hope! Remember to give thanks for the small things, too
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    Did anyone feel any animosity toward their workplace for they way they treated you when looking for your first job?!
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    Hi! I just want to ask help for nclex. I'll take it 1st week september. Can you help me with anything at all?
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    Quote from keL2
    Hi! I just want to ask help for nclex. I'll take it 1st week september. Can you help me with anything at all?
    You should visit the NCLEX forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum - Nursing for Nurses

    Welcome to allnurses, and good luck with the boards!


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