sign of possible hope on a new grad RN job interview?

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    My cousin graduated back in the glory days of nursing when nursing jobs were not as competitive and hospitals practically begged nursing students to come work for them, so anything he says I take with a grain of salt!. He said that if you've submitted an application and resume and you get a callback for an interview, its more than likely the employer is already prepared to hire you and that the interview is more of a formality than anything. I find this pretty unbelieveable...especially in this job market! However, he went on to say if they ask you to bring paperwork (i.e. nursing license, physical, multiple forms of photo ID, references, SS card, ect..) on the interview, then that is definitely a sign of impending employment. He reasoned that they wouldn't ask for all those things upfront if they didn't believe that there was a high chance they would hire you. Has that been anyone's experience or do you think asking for those documents is standard ?
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    Quote from ceebeeRN
    My cousin graduated back in the glory days of nursing when nursing jobs were not as competitive and hospitals practically begged nursing students to come work for them, so anything he says I take with a grain of salt!. He said that if you've submitted an application and resume and you get a callback for an interview, its more than likely the employer is already prepared to hire you and that the interview is more of a formality than anything. I find this pretty unbelieveable...especially in this job market! However, he went on to say if they ask you to bring paperwork (i.e. nursing license, physical, multiple forms of photo ID, references, SS card, ect..) on the interview, then that is definitely a sign of impending employment. He reasoned that they wouldn't ask for all those things upfront if they didn't believe that there was a high chance they would hire you. Has that been anyone's experience or do you think asking for those documents is standard ?
    Interviews are the next step after the initial screening of applications. I think it's pretty standard (as far as I've witnessed) that employers ask all interviewees for copies of their RN license, recommendation letters, and even their latest photo. As far as I know, this is just their way of having all your files handy just in case they needed it, it doesn't necessarily mean that you're guaranteed the job (don't mean to be negative just giving you my 2 cents). Wih all that aside, focus on wowing them on your interview. Good luck!
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    I've never been asked for those documents for an interview, but here in NH they can look up your RN license online. I would only bring them if they ask you, otherwise you run the risk of appearing presumptive and pushy. I don't think anything is a guarantee of employment in this economy, but congrats on even getting an interview as a new grad!
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    in this economy, standard - from experience
    although you never know! good luck!
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    Get an entire box of salt.

    Interviews do not mean guaranteed job offers (ask me how I know) and employers often request these items or have you fill out forms upfront to start screening processes and have everything ready even if they haven't yet decided if they will hire you (again, ask me how I know).

    Keep in mind that unlike when your cousin graduated, there are a lot more applicants than there are jobs, meaning that employers don't have to throw the offer at the first person that answers the ad. Instead, employers can cherry-pick employees to their heart's content.

    Best of luck on your interview!
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    lol Please enlighten me! Im alll ears. And thank you and everyone else for the best wishes . It is much needed.
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    lol Please enlighten me! Im alll ears. And thank you and everyone else for the best wishes . It is much needed.
    As a new grad (and not as a new grad), I've gone on several interviews and didn't get the job afterwards. Twice the interviews got to the point where I was filling out some of the supplemental paperwork and the NM was even making statements such as what my daily routine would be like, who to talk to for what, and even where my locker would be...and still nothing. I never knew why I didn't get the job in either case, though I suspect in one of them it was because they were a magnet facility and my BSN is a work in progress.

    Oh well, live and learn At least they were great exercises in interviewing.
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    Nope, your cousin is just plain wrong unfortunately, but getting the interview DOES mean you are seen as a viable potential hire. Knock 'em dead!


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