Quote from jayjord
I noticed a lot of people claim to have been offered a job before even completing their final semester. Can anyone tell me how that works. Do you still have to send in your resume? Do you give them your references after they already offered you the position? Sounds like a silly question, but I'm just curious. How many of you have been offered a position before graduating from school? And why were you offered the position before you even graduated? Was it because of excellent clinical performance, or high grades?
Thank in advance for the replies. :-)
Many of my classmates, including myself, were offered a job by the manager on the floor they completed their final preceptorship on. We still had to go through the online application process, screening call, reference checks - but essentially, instead of them passing your resume onto the manager of the posted position, they specifically handed it to the manager of your unit. An interview was still required, and still had to wait for that phone call with the job offer
It's basically just that you've made a contact in the process (Vs. you submitting your resume and nobody passes it on for an interview), but the process is still almost the same! I assumed that we were all offered jobs due to performance, as none of the managers knew our grades (that I knew of) - they talked to our preceptors, other nurses on the ward, etc. Although of course grades are still important!