Left position that stunk, feeling bad... - page 2

by Hoosiernurse 2,839 Views | 15 Comments

I was a cardiopulmonary step down nurse for about two years. I didn't prefer the stress and the long drive to work. When I found a nursing home position in my home town I thought it was a great idea. Yeah...not so much. A year... Read More


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    Quote from HouTx
    You will need to list all jobs on your resume. Federal law mandates all hospitals to do a 'deep background' check on employees. This will turn up any job for which the employer deducted FICA & paid into your ssn account or income tax witholding. So, it will show up.
    I have never heard of this. Anyone know how true this is? I've had several jobs that I didn't list on job applications and nothing bad happened.
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    I would simply say that it was not a good fit for you. I would not get into badmouthing the place. If you feel strongly that the patients are being mistreated in the nursing home, contact the state, contact the omsbudsman, but I would not get into it with a potential employer. "It was not a good fit for me. However, in my time there, I found wound care to be a strength and a keen interest. I am wound care certified,(or in the process of becoming wound certified) and I believe I would be a good fit for your company. I am learned in wound vacs, etc etc"(and whatever else you are learned in).
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    Quote from RNewbie
    I have never heard of this. Anyone know how true this is? I've had several jobs that I didn't list on job applications and nothing bad happened.
    It's not true at all actually. I don't know where that poster got his/her information. I have had many part time jobs that I was working on the side that I never list on my applications.
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    Quote from HouTx
    Just don't badmouth them with any specifics - instead, rely on the 'it was not a good fit' response when asked why you left.
    I agree with this. If you badmouth your old employer during an interview the new employer may think you would badmouth them. If you are politic about your old employer, then the new employer will see you as more discreet - which they value.
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    As far as reporting all jobs, would this include working as a tech in a Hosp before I was a nurse?
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    Quote from jadelpn
    I would simply say that it was not a good fit for you. I would not get into badmouthing the place. If you feel strongly that the patients are being mistreated in the nursing home, contact the state, contact the omsbudsman, but I would not get into it with a potential employer. "It was not a good fit for me. However, in my time there, I found wound care to be a strength and a keen interest. I am wound care certified,(or in the process of becoming wound certified) and I believe I would be a good fit for your company. I am learned in wound vacs, etc etc"(and whatever else you are learned in).
    I think this is the stand up way to do it. I left a VERY similar situation and pretty much focused on the positives during interviews.


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