I recently graduated and started calling hospital nurse recruiters for job openings. One of the nurse recruiters I talked to on the phone told me to call an 800 number to take a little quiz. She informed me that it would only take a few minutes and that it is something that would let them know a little bit about me. I was asked to call back in a couple of days later and discuss possible job opportunities.
It turned out to be a personality quiz which took 20 minutes. I called her back after a couple of days and my call was never returned. A few weeks later I dropped by the hospital and finally met with her. She informed me that the results of the personality quiz deemed me as "not recommended." She didn't elaborate on the parameters of the type of personality that would qualify for one to work in that hospital. I was invited to take it again in six months, which is the time required for me to be eligible to take the quiz again in order to inquire about a job in this hospital.
This is the first time I have experienced this. I didn't know this type of thing existed until it happened to me. Is this something new?
Needless to say, I don't intend on calling back.
I have a job interview
in another hospital in two days. I hope it is not a humiliating experience this time.
Jun 2, '02
Wow!! I am shocked....
I haven't even graduated and we have had 4 hospitals come to the school, they bring us meals and drinks and offer us jobs...
Several of us have started the apprentice program and the nurses there at the hospitals are just wonderful and tremendous help. That's the way it should be...
I wish you lots of LUCK but if not....Just move to Vegas (just kidding)
Last edit by SandyLV on Jun 2, '02