I was recently offered a new grad position at a reputable hospital over the phone and I was wondering if should be expecting something in writing too? HR said to keep in touch when I graduate in a month so they will initiate my background check and references. They also mentioned to contact them once I have my NCLEX test date scheduled so they can give me a start date. What is your on-boarding process like as a new grad and were you ever given a written offer before signing employment paper work? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
You should get a written offer letter. If they've verbally offered you the job, it is probably coming.
I agree that you should get something in writing before assuming that the job is a "sure thing." One way to get something in writing if they are not wanting to give you a letter is to start an e-mail conversation and ask them to confirm the details via e-mail. If they won't put anything in writing, take that as a sign that they don't consider it a firm offer.
If you don't have a written (paper or email) offer letter, you don't have a job yet.
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