Question for anyone who has sought a job!

  1. 1 As a new nurse, have any of you applied to the jobs that state you need "such and such years experience" or do you just forgo them? Has anyone with no experience applied to these jobs and have gotten at least an interview? My mother said that I should apply.. I feel against it, that I am wasting someone's time and that the person will feel that I can not follow instructions. (Although God knows I'm not getting a job following instructions! HAHA) What do you all think?
  2. Visit  Jammin' RN profile page

    About Jammin' RN

    Joined Mar '12; Posts: 45; Likes: 58.

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  3. Visit  Eric Cartman profile page
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    Unless a job specifies that new graduates should not apply, I would recommend applying. My current position required a minimum of 2 years experience, but somehow I secured the job when I applied for it.
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  4. Visit  TerpGal02 profile page
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    Apply, definitedly. That's how I got the inteviews I have, even made it to a second on tghe second place that called me back, and this is NOT a new grad job.
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  5. Visit  mama.RN profile page
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    Apply anyway....my job required 3+ years experience...I got it with 6 weeks experience. You never know.
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  6. Visit  OnlybyHisgraceRN profile page
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    Apply anyway.
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  7. Visit  mazy profile page
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    Apply anyway. They'll decide whether they're interested or not. Make sure your resume is strong and you play up any and all relevant experience though.
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  8. Visit  tothepointeLVN profile page
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    Unless it's explicit in that applicants that do not meet all the qualifications won't be considered then apply. A job listing is like a wishlist for an employer.
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  9. Visit  steffuturelpn profile page
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    yes apply thats what ive done and just had a interview today and the positin said preffered experience in this area
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  10. Visit  Jammin' RN profile page
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    Thanks for the responses everyone! Looks like I will definately be applying. For those of you who got the job, did you have prior medical experience? I've been in the hospitality industry for 12 years... And I really tried to play that up on how it could transfer to nursing on my resume.
  11. Visit  GitanoRN profile page
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    unquestionably, it doesn't hurt to apply you might be surprise with the results, therefore, don't sell yourself short, got for it~
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  12. Visit  *LadyJane* profile page
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    I put my work experience in a law office, just because I had a great reference there and the clients loved me. Turns out, the interviewers really liked that. Customer service, ya know?
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  13. Visit  itsmejuli profile page
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    Quote from Jammin' RN
    Thanks for the responses everyone! Looks like I willl definately be applying. For those of you who got the job, did you have prior medical experience? I've been in the hospitality industry for 12 years... And I really tried to play that up on how it could transfer to nursing on my resume.
    Your hospitality experience taught you some very valuable skills that will crossover to nursing.

    My years of waitressing taught me how to carry multiple items in one hand, I can carry a water cup, pill cup, insulin syringe, nitro patch and alcohol swab all in my left hand.

    And unless you're really good at multi-tasking, there's no way you'd have lasted 12 years in hospitality.

    Good luck withthe job search.
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  14. Visit  inchRistIcaN profile page
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    My mom always told me, when asking for something you need, the worst response you can get is no, or a laugh with a no.

    So shoot for it, if the worse you will get is a no. I live in Dallas and I have been doing it. I was told by HR here and in El Paso, why would I apply for anything other than a GN position, even though I have a RN license, it does not mean I am eligible to apply for any of those positions. I just politely thanked them for their advice.

    So I'm guessing here in Texas there's not as much luck doing that, but I still try. Its hard to get a GN position that "in just one day, 1200 people applied"

    A job will come!!!
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