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    Congrats Pugz4me!!!!

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    I was offered a position at lucile packard in the PACU!!

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    Hi Pugz4me. When did your friend get the call about the CVICU position?

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    Just found out one of my classmates was hired in CVICU.

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    pna319, good point! Yes, my second choice unit is different from what I selected. Maybe they are still working out all the placements and perhaps some were able to keep their 1st & 2nd choice. I do know a few people who didnt get their 2nd choice unit and we received emails with that info.

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    Gleek - the same thing happened with me. I received a call on Monday and have not heard anything since.

    Mama of 2 - did you have to switch your units? Maybe that is why we didn't receive the email.

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    It was "Units Available" At this point it would be a good idea to contact HR and follow up about your unit selections.

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    I received a phone call on Monday to move on in the process but I did not receive any e-mails from HR notifying me about which units! What was the title of the e-mail?

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    Hi gleek of an SN,
    Did you receive a phone call from HR earlier this week letting you know you are moving on in the process? If so you should have received an email from HR mid week (I think they came through on Wed) letting you know which units will contact you for interviews.

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    Congrats Pugz4me! Good luck!!!

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    Hi Gleek of an SN. Yes, they are calling back 45. I'm assuming they had a great pool of candidates and more interviewees made the cut off than they were expecting. But, they still have 25 positions open so that means that more people will not make the final cut.

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    Congrats Pugz4me!!! Good luck to you!

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    Same as you!!! Maybe we will be working together very soon

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    Congrats cu1234!!! Good luck to you as well! What areas did you pick?

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    I received a call today to move forward in the interview process!!!!!

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    Wednesday can't come soon enough!!!! Good luck to those who had a panel interview...I hope we all get a call back!

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    Good luck to those who have an interview!!!

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    hi bayarearnbsn, thank you for the words of encouragement!!!!

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    if someone asks you in a future interview how would you handle constructive criticism, don’t say you don’t mind when people are telling you that you are doing something wrong. this answer has a negative undertone and suggests that you anticipate that you will be doing things wrong. instead keep answers positive by saying something to the effect that you value any feedback provided to you by your fellow workers and managers. state that you are a team player and you will do what is necessary to support the unit in providing quality patient care and any feedback that helps you to achieve goals of the unit/facility is welcome. do you see the difference of how the two answers could be received?

    as for claiming more experience than what you have, i would say don't ever lie but do talk up your experiences. most of us new grads are all in the same boat. i also graduated in dec 2010 and this job market is brutal. however, i would never consider claiming that my experience level is more than it is. having said that, i would also emphasize what my strengths are and not act like i need someone to hold my hand every step of the way (not at all saying that is what you are doing, just saying how i would present myself).

    if you are self-motivated, responsible, able to learn quickly, willing to be a team player, willing to dive right in and get to work, have past experiences to draw from, and are not afraid to ask questions or ask for help when needed, then emphasize all of that in your interviews. but whatever you do, do not go down the road of making it sound like you have a skill set and experiences in areas that you really don't. you could set yourself up for trouble when it comes time to dive into your new job. you may not be able to meet their expectations and i'm sure you don't what that kind of a negative experience for your first rn job!

    good luck to you!!!


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