So I am a (soon to be) new grad applying for my first nursing job.
But I am having a problem with my most recent job (over a year there) being off the books. Had I been younger, I would just left it off, but im in my late 20s and this is my 3rd degree, so felt I kind of needed the work experience on my resume.
Especially since it was a medical job, where I was responsible for vitals, patient consenting for surgeries, patient teaching etc etc all stuff that looks great experience for a new grad nurse.
Problem is, I was off the books. And now I am applying for a state hospital, and I know they do all sort of background checks and employment verification.
With how competitive the job market is, im not really sure how to deal with this.
My old boss (a surgeon) is writing me a letter of recommendation, and is one of my personnel references but im absolutely terrified about the employment verification process going south and immediately disqualifying me for consideration.