Putting too many titles?

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    Do you guys think that putting too many initials behind your name hinder you to getting a job? Having a MSN and trying to get a floor job,? Just wondering because a friend of mine with a MSN, lots of experience has been getting lots of interviews but no offers. She is currently working on a NP certification. Thoughts?

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    Is he/she telling them about perusing NP certification?
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    Yes if it's on her resume that she's finished an NP program that's going to hinder her from getting a staff nurse position. Hiring managers can put two and two together and they'll realize that she's going to leave as soon as she gets an NP job.
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    I guess I'll get back to you. I recently finished my MSN and I'll be looking for a new job next year. I'm absolutely not working on an NP though and I'm very vocal about how happy I am to be done with school.
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    I feel as though it should help you, but I guess one interviewer told her where does she see herself in a few years when she get her NP and with the future of the company. I guess that was it for her with that job.

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    It is unlikely that any hiring manager would choose an applicant that makes it very clear (on resume) that the job will only be a stop-gap until s/he can finish the NP program and 'move on'. It is expensive to bring on new staff - no a good investment for someone who clearly has no intention to stay very long.
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    I am thinking only including that which is applicable to the job sought. AND keep ones mouth shut on further education!
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    Quote from OCRN3
    I feel as though it should help you, but I guess one interviewer told her where does she see herself in a few years when she get her NP and with the future of the company. I guess that was it for her with that job.

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    Why should it help you? Hiring managers don't want people who are going to jump ship before they get return on investment.
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    When I (a psych CNS, not an NP) needed to work as a staff nurse a few years ago, to pay the bills while looking for a permanent CNS position, I purposely applied for a prn position and was v. open with the facility about how this was only going to be a temporary thing. They were delighted to get me. I ended up being there for four years (not what I intended, I assure you!) and got all the work I wanted. Perhaps the OP's friend would have better results trying that approach.

    Most employment applications ask that you list all education, all licensure, all previous employment, and, if they find out later you were not truthful (either by "padding" your resume' or by omitting education or previous employment), many consider that grounds for terminating employment. IMO, there's nothing to be gained by not being honest.
    Last edit by elkpark on Oct 29, '13


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