New Grad RN Jobs - page 2

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Hello, would anyone like to share their experience of finding a job as a new graduate: I will share my experience. I would like to start off by saying thats its not easy at all, but you cannot give up hope. I started job hunting... Read More


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    There was a new grad progam advertised in Danbury Hospital Connecticut. Its since been taken off their website and am just wondering if anyone has any information on it.
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    Really cute "Demand answers, professionally!"

    That is such great advice, since a person who is not getting feedback starts to feel like they don't deserve to be talked to. I am there right now, and lord I deserve more! Best of luck ladies!
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    Quote from KaLynRN
    Really cute "Demand answers, professionally!"

    That is such great advice, since a person who is not getting feedback starts to feel like they don't deserve to be talked to. I am there right now, and lord I deserve more! Best of luck ladies!


    Yes, smiles, and it works. I understand how you feel. We all are there and have been there. Although I have a job, it was a very depressing process in which you just want to give up, but don't.

    Demand Answers... for example:

    WHEN IS A GOOD DAY FOR US TO SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW?

    HOW CAN I GO ABOUT GETTING HIRED?

    I'VE APPLIED TO YOUR FACILITY LAST WEEK, I AM CALLING ABOUT MY APPLICATION.

    WHAT IS YOUR NURSING RECRUITERS NAME, DOES SHE OR HE HAVE A BUSINESS CARD?

    WHEN CAN I EXPECT TO HEAR FROM YOU ABOUT POSSIBLE POSITIONS.
    ARE YOU HIRING NEW GRADS?(usually not a good question...LOL) A receptionist told me no they werent hiring period and two weeks later I received a phone call from the nurse manager. I didn't get the job but at least I got an interview.

    Thats professionally damanding answers and they sometimes make us uncomfortable to ask because we are afraid of the answer, but don't be afraid of the answer, because you can either move on or keep on calling them depending on what they say. Its a good networking tool because sometimes they offer information that can help.
    Good Luck.
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    I am truly impressed with your dedication! It is very old school to go out and pound the pavement but it clearly is the way to go in today's job market. It is easy to dismiss an online application- it is impersonal and as easy to delete as tapping a button. Rejecting a real, live person is much more difficult. Great job, great advice, and thank you for your post!
    chillceb likes this.
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    thank you so much for your advice. I haven't thought of being professionally aggressive.
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    This is cool. So now, I start to think if I can find a buddy to go around and apply in person to hospitals and nursing homes. Anyone interested? please PM me.
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    Way to go OP, you sound alot like myself. I did the same thing as you when I was a new grad LPN and I plan to do the same thing after I get my finish RN school. Have to be aggressive.
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    I have a job as an RN now, since I;m a new grad, but I want a hospital job so badly. I feel like a pill-passer and that's all at a nursing home. After a while of working there, will any hospital ever consider me? =(
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    Hi ToyaRN11,
    I am a new grad (DEC 2012). I have applied to over 70 jobs and no luck so far. I was wondering if I could contact you regarding advice for calling hospitals. Only classmates who have jobs are the ones who have connections or worked as Techs in their hospitals already. I do not have previous CNA or Tech experience. I would truly appreciate any help. I want to call the hospitals I am interested in but not sure about how to approach. Thank you in advance!!!
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    The most helpful topic ever! Thank you! I'm on the same boat... starting tomorrow! Good luck guys!


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