Applying to multiple positions at one hospital system

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    So I've read on here to apply to whatever you can because new grads can't be picky. But then I read don't apply to multiple types of positions in one hospital system because it makes it look like you don't know what you want. I take that to mean don't apply to both pediatric positions and adult positions.

    So what is it? I technically want to apply to anything that will accept new grads and while I do have stronger interests in some units over others I think I would be happy in most any type of unit
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    Apply to what you are interested in first. If it doesn't pan out/not getting interviews... That's when u start applying for anything.
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    Yes, but does it look bad to recruiters/managers if i apply to both peds positions and adult positions at the same hospital? I don't want to screw my chances with the entire hospital system just because they think it looks like i don't know what area I want to be in or look like i'm desperate.
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    My advice is to apply to everything!! Being a fairly new RN (~1yr) I know plently of floor managers and the truth is nobdy really knows your appling to multiple jobs except HR. And they only care about filling slots, not the fact that you applied for 5 other positions. HR knows how it is for new grads and they dont consider it a knock against you for trying to get a job (unless you dont show for interviews).Its when you actually get an interview that you should portray your passion for the position you may be hired for.

    Good luck!
    RoMoFo and esunada like this.
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    That is the conundrum I find myself in at the moment. I am an employee in a big system that has hospitals all over the state I live in. Do I apply in multiple positions in multiple hospitals in this system all at once?
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    Some hospitals have a limit to the # of apps you can submit. Learned this the hard way... My advice would be submit to your priority positions first, then at least your biggest interest is in ..if they do cut you off you didn't waste your time sending applications for a unit you're not as passionate about for per diem vs your dream unit full time
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    I was just hired at the ONE hospital I really wanted to work at. THey had a max of 5 positions to apply for. So I applied for five. As my status changed to "no longer under consideration", I simply applied for another.
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    Quote from esunada
    Yes, but does it look bad to recruiters/managers if i apply to both peds positions and adult positions at the same hospital? I don't want to screw my chances with the entire hospital system just because they think it looks like i don't know what area I want to be in or look like i'm desperate.
    To address this issue, I tailored my resume objective and cover letter to specific positions. I strongly suggest you do the same.
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    Quote from esunada
    yes, but does it look bad to recruiters/managers if i apply to both peds positions and adult positions at the same hospital? i don't want to screw my chances with the entire hospital system just because they think it looks like i don't know what area i want to be in or look like i'm desperate.
    i was recently hired an a large hospital and the recruiter told me it was good thing that i applied to the same types of jobs because it makes it easier for them to go through applications and doesn't slow down the process. she also said that people shouldn't apply to multiple/random jobs (like applying to a icu, pccu, surgery and pediatric position) because it looks like you will settle for any job. the recruiters are well aware of the fact that everyone needs to work and get benefits; however, the objective of the recruiter is to not only fill needs for the hospital but to place you where you will be happy. if you are happy with your job then the morale of the floor goes up along with teamwork, quality of patient care and satisfaction. so if i were you i would only apply to "like" jobs so that it won't appear that you are desperate and will take any job-even though most of us are!:d besides good things come to those that wait.
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    Also don't limit yourself to just one hospital!


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