Send Resume's Pre-Graduation?

  1. Hello,
    I am a senior nursing student in my final semester of an ADN program. I am wondering if it is a good idea to distribute my resume and start tilling the soil for a productive job hunt now, or if I should wait until I have my degree in hand and license attained. Would sending resumes now be a bit premature?
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  3. by   Twinmom06
    absolutely not!!! I've already been on 3 interviews and have a verbal offer - graduation is May 3! Several of my classmates already have offer letters and we're all starting to interview (those that want to anyway - some of the class is waiting till after boards so they can have a "summer") Start applying online, distributing your resume'll get yourself into people's heads and they'll remember that! Also if any of your clinical instructors is a unit manager and they have openings apply there especially if you've gotten a good eval from your CI - that is where my offer is coming from - its med surge and while I don't necessarily think I'd like to do med surge for the rest of my life, its a job and will open many more doors in the future!
  4. by   KelRN215
    Absolutely not... get those resumes out NOW! I had a job offer by March of my senior year. Any offers will be contingent on your completing the program and passing the NCLEX but if you wait, all the new grad jobs will be long gone by the time you start applying...
  5. by   RN12PTL
    Most new grad programs that begin in August have application deadlines coming up beginning of march. So prepare your resume and start networking with the recruiters!!!
  6. by   not.done.yet
    I was hired in October. I graduated the following December and took NCLEX in January. I started my new job in February (last year). Absolutely you should be applying now.
  7. by   HouTx
    PPs are correct. Just list your degree - with the phrase "anticipated graduation date". Good Luck!
  8. by   PMFB-RN
    Of course you should start your job hunt long before you graduate. The goal should be to have a job before graduation day. If you wait the new grads jobs will have already been taken by those who didn't wait.