Dissapointed new grad - page 2

by 10yang 3,373 Views | 16 Comments

Hey everyone, I had graduated in may 2012 and passed my NCLEX in august. I am still unable to find a job, an it seems really disappointing that it is even hard to get interviews. Please let me know if there are any tips to make... Read More


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    Quote from ArtisticNurse

    Thanks! First, congrats for getting an interview!

    Did you ask her why she thinks you're not a good candidate for the position? You can use this opportunity to clarify what they thought is a problem and address it.

    For example, typical problem would be, "I am sorry but you just don't have the experience we are looking for in this position." (or similar)

    You can reply in a similar sense as, "Okay. I understand. If I am the recruiter, I would really like to find someone with experience in the field. Have you hired anyone in the past who has no experience? How did they done?"

    "Tell me about the background of your best nurse/employee. What background did that person have?"

    Most of the time, you'd find out that you have the same background as that employee. So, the experience is really not the issue.

    "So, basically, you have hired nurses in the past with minimal to no experience (in the field or in the unit), and you have made that employment very successful, yes?" (Yes)

    "Well, Mr/Ms (address him/her), I have never failed and don't intend to start now. I promise you, given the training that your unit/company will provide and my efforts, I will be the best and I will succeed in this position."

    Just my 2 cents, since they'd either say no or yes anyway, you can sell yourself for the last time to get that position. If not, try with another facility again.

    GOOD LUCK and let us know if you got it!
    Thanks again! oh wow those r some great ideas. I will try that. But it was basically the nurse's managers decision, ( she told me the interviewee who came after me, same day, just seemed more 'qualified' and 'more prepared' )...those words hurt like a knife cuz i knw i did everything good! But like some1 said, "sometimes, another person just comes and does everything better". So ive concluded this NM may have "clicked" better with the candidate that came after me, hence her change of mind ... but oh well! it is well. I break down but i NEVER give up! i will update you as my journey continues . stay blessed
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    I finally landed an interview at the hospital that i liked. But i feel like I screwed it up, I think I seemed too nervous to the interviewer, she seemed really nice and said she had 3 more people to interview. When I was leaving she walked me down to the lobby and she said " dont be nervous, you did good" right after she said that I thought to myself that did my nervousness show??, will she think I am not confident, ahhhhh I don't know what to expect.
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    Quote from 10yang
    I finally landed an interview at the hospital that i liked. But i feel like I screwed it up, I think I seemed too nervous to the interviewer, she seemed really nice and said she had 3 more people to interview. When I was leaving she walked me down to the lobby and she said " dont be nervous, you did good" right after she said that I thought to myself that did my nervousness show??, will she think I am not confident, ahhhhh I don't know what to expect.
    Congrats!

    Some recruiters understand that being nervous is expected from applicants. Interviews put you on the hot seat to impress people and get the job.

    I believe you did great. She even told you so!

    Let's all hope for the best! Woot!
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    I know what u mean. I passed my nclex around the same time u did and I just got a job. What I had to do was find other employment first with home healthcare. Also I would talk to your supervisor where u are a CNA. They may be able to just move u through the ranks smoothly instead of having to apply everywhere
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    I totally feel you on this one. I also graduated in May and Took NCLEX August.
    MY advice is to apply to jobs even if you are not qualified for the postion.
    I have applied to 221 jobs at one local hospital since December and I Finally got 2 interviews! I also applied to a bunch of state jobs and those have been the easiest to get experience from!
    Ask around to see who will hire new grads and apply there. Look on craigslist, career builder, the classifieds on sundays. Also facebook search your classmates and see where they work so you can apply there as well.
    Hope this helps!
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    I'm also a May grad and August licensed. This is by far the most frustrating experience of my life. I'm in Miami and there are very few opportunities with thousands of applicants. Here is a suggestion: if you are willing to relocate, look into Mercy Hospital in Williston, ND. I applied there this morning and got a call 2 hours later from HR and then a call an hour after that from the floor manager. They are offering me a position. But, I can't take it. I have a husband and 2 kids that can't come with me. My husband can't manage them by himself and we have no family to help us. The main reason is housing there is very expensive. I'm talking $3000 for a 2 bed apt. Plus, it's a huge climate change from Miami. -60 degrees is insane to me. I applied thinking I wouldn't get a call but they are hungry for nurses. They don't care I'm a new grad with no experience. So, if this is something you think you can pull off I really suggest you apply! Maybe you can find someone in the hospital you can split rent with. Worth a try for experience!
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    Help help...I got married, moved out of the country after graduation in 2008, last year I got my RN License and now will move back to the US to work as a Nurse. But everywhere I look online it says ONE YEAR MINIMAL PREFERRED. I'm having to apply like I'm a new grad because I have no experience. If it says one year experience, can I still apply, where should I be looking for jobs? I'm moving to San Francisco...please help.


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