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

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.... Read More

  1. by   Sadala
    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.
  2. by   SleeepyRN
    As far as reporting all jobs, would this include working as a tech in a Hosp before I was a nurse?
  3. by   St_Claire
    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.