Job Hunting - I don't understand - page 6
I am just curious and I don't want to sound evil, but recently I have had nurses come into my facility in jeans and t-shirts asking if we have any jobs available and then want to interview... Read More
Oct 10, '06I had 3 interviews scheduled today (for CHHAs) and I certainly dressed my part as the recruiter. Needless to say not one showed up!
Oct 10, '06Quote from marylyric[font="comic sans ms"]whoa! expecting someone to dress nicely for any interaction with hr of a company for which they hope to work is not "anal." (or did you mean "annual?") and i for one would be happy to work for a company which treats me like the professional i am.i am pretty sure, if they knew how stuffy you are, about someone picking up an application in street clothes, that would be very happy the application got lost in transit, no one wants to work for anual people
Oct 10, '06I agree with all the posts stating to dress nicely and professionally for interviews, and also look somewhat professional when picking up applications. However, I must disagree with those who think it is so bad for someone to come in and pick up an application with their children with them. I just do not see why this should automatically make someone's application get "lost". Now to the interview- definitely do not bring your children. But what is the trouble when just picking up an application?
Oct 10, '06Question...if you know that you are interested in job and have a child with you...wouldn't it be more convenient for you to call and ask if there are any available openings or to apply online???
Oct 10, '06I do not see why it gives a bad impression. Say you are out to run errands and need to pick up applications as well on one trip. And many ads say "no phone calls please" or once you DO call you still have to come by to pick up the application. And many families still don't have internet access, and it can be hard to get everything together that you need to fill out an online application at the public library not to mention the time limits there. I definitely appreciate your point of view and you surely do not have an easy job. I just don't see why someone should be counted out automatically b/c they have a child or more with them when they pick up the application.
Oct 10, '06I was visiting in a nursing home and saw a woman come in to get an application. She had on jeans, but what was truly amazing was that she had on a tee shirt with slits across the front! You could, of course, see every detail of her bra. And thank God she was wearing a bra! The DON and ADON were sitting their with their mouths open, they were so shocked.
I don't think she got hired.
Oct 10, '06Quote from RayraeWhile I do see your point, maybe some organizations want to see how you would present yourself when you did come in and pick up an application. A cruel tactic maybe, but it does have some validity.I do not see why it gives a bad impression. Say you are out to run errands and need to pick up applications as well on one trip. And many ads say "no phone calls please" or once you DO call you still have to come by to pick up the application. And many families still don't have internet access, and it can be hard to get everything together that you need to fill out an online application at the public library not to mention the time limits there. I definitely appreciate your point of view and you surely do not have an easy job. I just don't see why someone should be counted out automatically b/c they have a child or more with them when they pick up the application.
Oct 10, '06I think when going on aor even to pick up an application you should dress like a professional.
Oct 11, '06Quote from PupnshnooterHm, while I disagree with this tactic I think I see your point too... You have made me think alot on this thread.While I do see your point, maybe some organizations want to see how you would present yourself when you did come in and pick up an application. A cruel tactic maybe, but it does have some validity.
Oct 11, '06Quote from caroladybelleNow I agree with a lot of what you say but the statement about how the employer is doing the applicant a favor...please. I think that reasoning is totally backwards. I personally wouldn't want to interview where they thought they were doing me a favor. That is wrong thinking on anyone's part. I also don't think the prospective applicant is doing the employer a favor by giving an interview.
They are doing YOU the favor, not you doing them one.
Now you can believe that you are doing them the favor by deigning to interview with them, but you will find quickly that attitude burns bridges.
Oct 11, '06As a few other people have said it goes both ways. I had an interview at a facility close to my house. I met with the DNS. She had food down the front of her shirt. OKAY I thought to myself, it is right after lunch. So the interview went well and she asked me back to meet with the administrator. I arrived on time and when the DNS came to get me, she had food on her shirt...it was NOT anywhere near a meal. I was so turned off by her slovenly appearance, I said thanks but no thanks to the job. I was hired by another facility a few weeks later.
The DNS called to say she wanted to come to screen a pt for her facility. She walked onto my unit and...you guessed it...food on her shirt!!! Yuck.
Anyone who is coming for an interview needs to make some sort of effort to look neat and clean.
The latest thing around here is for applicants to either call continuously to ask if they have the job or if we tell them we are not offering them a position for whatever reason, they start hollering at us. Makes me wonder where we are heading.
Oct 29, '06Quote from Pupnshnooteri recently had an interview - i wore nicer jeans ( had no choice had nothing else but that fit me due to surgery and couldnt afford anything nicer) and a nice top - i had just had surgery the few days prior so i looked a bit haggard - but explaining things the interviewer seemed to understand - i never got the second interview but i dont think it had anything to do with my appearance but that i have some very stern terms to working ( i work when i want not when they want - i dont do weekends and holidays unless i want to and a few other things lol) they sent me a very nice letter in regards to my "exemplary performance reviews " but they were looking for a full timer and chose someone else to go on to he second interview- personally as long as the outfit is clean and well kept ( not some ripped fad jeans and goofy saying tshirts) i see no trouble with jeans as like the one pair i wrote were very nice and look very nice.I am just curious and I don't want to sound evil, but recently I have had nurses come into my facility in jeans and t-shirts asking if we have any jobs available and then want to interview immediately.
I also receive calls from individuals looking for jobs who often speak to me in a rude manner as if I owed them something.
Keep in mind I try to be as pleasant as possible - REALLY! But is this something that a nurse, or any professional is now doing? I understand that there may be a shortage, but professionalism still counts for something, doesn't it?
Please help me to help you.
P.S. I have been recruiting for 9 years now, but mostly corporate, this is my first time in healthcare.
i do feel it is inapprorate to expect a immediate interview - i have picked up apps in the past - i feel that personally going in looks better than asking them to mail it - buti take it home and take it back. some jobs i have had immediate interviews and been hired on the spot - this last time they unofficially hired me on the spot but i had to wait near 3 weeks cause they had to make a new job descrition to cover my demands - works out good for both of us usually - i get my hours easily and they ahve less the boses have to work cause they are short staffed ( though they are trying to get me full time which i dont want lol) as they do not use agency - bosses take turns coming in which has been a lot lately due to increased sensus.
Oct 29, '06Quote from llgThis type of unprofessional behavior has become more common in recent years and many people are upset about it. It seems as if some people assume that because there is a nursing shortage, they no longer have to "sell themselves" when job hunting. Unfortunately, some hospitals are tolerating such behavior, which encourages it.
While I agree that there are sometimes legitimate reasons for an unprofessional appearance, it should not be acceptable unless there is indeed a special reason for it. We should not allow such things to become the norm for our profession.
i own a few outfits - about 20 pair of scrubs lol - and a few nicer jeans and shirts - besides work , home and church, thegrocery store i do not go anywhere so fancy clothes are unneeded in my opinoon ) i dont feel the need to dress up for an interview ( though i also dont feel nasty sayings or sexy etc clothes are approriate either) when my performance is going to be in scrubs. i do feel the rudeness is coming more often - i have seen some aides apply and they even look rude in the stroll through the facility ) and that is not good. i suppose i could go to interviews in scrubs lol.