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. :-)
As noted by others, many students in my class got positions on units they did one of their practicums on. They made sure the unit manager knew who they were and that they were interested in staying on the unit to work. The manager could then discuss whether they would be suitable with the preceptor and other staff who had worked with the student. Managers here are able to create four month temporary full time lines especially for grad nurses, which can then become permanent if the grad nurse works out.
I however got a job through the resume process on a unit I had no experience with. I was phoned by the manager of said unit and we did a phone interview while I was in my rural practicum. I don't know if she called my references or not, but I had them in place long before I graduated. I was also already an employee of the health region. The process in our health region is to go through HR if you don't already have some standing agreement with a manager on a particular unit. HR came and spoke to us as we began our last semester and encouraged us to get our resumes out a few months before grad so they could try to place us. We were able to speak to the HR reps so we knew them. We were also encouraged to let them know where we were interested in working or if we wanted to go somewhere we had been as students. They then circulated our resumes to the appropriate managers, who called us.
Last edit by lemur00 on Oct 24, '12
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