Quote from caffeineaddict
I am a fresh, new grad RN. I have seen a few ads seeking new grads and I have been lucky enough to get several interviews. Once I get there why do they ask " So do you have any experience?" I thought this was for a new grad!!!!!!???
To make it more interesting they also ask " So what other languages do you speak?"
I'm just a new grad RN who is not multi- lingual, nor do I have any acute experience in a hospital
What I am is extremely passionate, a patient advocate,who would love to show you what I can do. PLease give me a chance.
Just a rant,
I know that this is a rant, but...I don't 'get' it.
1. These employers ARE/WERE giving you a chance. That's why you got the interview.
2. 'Do you have any experience'?
You have no acute exp. Yeah - they know that. It's not like your interviewer doesn't know what you look like 'on paper'. LOL
I think an interviewer would ask such a question to see how you'll respond...to know what you've got and if you're even worth the resources and training.
This is your opportunity to shine, I think.
Have you ANY exp in healthcare...as an EMT, med aide, nurse aide, radiology, therapy, surg tech, vounteer, psych, health insurance, etc...?
Do you have ANY 'transferrable' skills, i.e., scheduling, teaching/instruction, leadership/management, conflict resolution, customer/pt advocacy, critical thinking, multi-tasking, etc....?
I see that you've had several interview. Are they with the same company or are you just blowing interviews left/right with several different employers?
If it's the latter, you should brush up on your interview skills.
It is, what it is.
You either know how to sell
yourself...or you don't.