I'm a new grad... and like many other people I've been applying like crazy.
At my pre-grad placement (ER and the express unit)... I thought I made a really great impression, got contacts, met important people and etc. I became familiar with the hiring manager... she wrote my name down and etc.
They opened a new medical floor and were hiring 8 new positions! I spoke to her... and she told me to apply.
SO I applied... my preceptor told me I would most likely get it and really reassured me. I had a GREAT time at the placement... so I have no idea why I wasn't even considered for an interview? is it because I am not licensed yet?
Seems stupid to me to hire ALL new nurses not familiar with the hospital let alone the floor... when I have already helped out up there.
Everything is all politics and BS... they should really tell us all this before we go through 4 years of school.
Why glamourize all these amazing jobs and opportunities when you almost have to sell your soul to get one...
maybe it's just my luck... a lot of my friends have gotten interviews and even positions. hard to stay positive though