New grad with other medical experience

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    Anyone else in this position? I have prior experience as a Navy corpsman and as a phlebotomist. I know it's not counted as nursing experience, but I'm just curious for those who have been new grads recently and who have found jobs, if you had any prior experience before becoming a nurse, how did it affect your job search? Did you get any comments regarding your other experience? Do you feel you were more sought after than your fellow new grads? What prior experience did you have?
    Thanks in advance!
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    My background is over 5 years of EMT experience on a dedicated ambulance. Combat Life Saver while deployed to Iraq/Kuwait, And patient care assistant experience in Telemetry. I graduated 9 months ago and just had my first interview. Its all about who you know these days unfortunately. At least in CA.


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