The Medical City (Meralco Ave., Pasig City) - page 2

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    hi guys.. this is my first time to write a post here in allnurses but i have been reading a lot of your posts for the past year.

    i'm currently working in medical city as a staff nurse in an ancillary department. i started last october 1. i was hired as casual employee, meaning my contract is only until the last day if february '09 and i don't have the benefits the regular employees have.

    i just want to share the story of how i was accepted in medical city..

    i took the entrance exam last sept 22 (monday), together with two of my friends. we were about 30+ who took the exam. the pre-employment exam was composed of different sets of questions (multiple chioce, matching type, computation, identification and an exam for legibility of handwriting).

    a day after the exam i recieved a text message from the hr telling me that i am scheduled for another exam on the 24th at 8 in the morning and that i should be in a business attire and bring the requirements with me. it turned out that i was the only one who got the text and my other friends did not recieve the the message from the hr. so i came back there, and i was surprised because only 6 of us who were called back.. we took several sets of exams (personality, psychological and iq exams). we fininshed all of the exams by noon and we were asked to stay for an initial exam after lunch...

    the 6 of us were interviewed one by one by an hr employee. i was called first. she asked me basic interview questions like, tell me about yourself, tell me something about your family etc. and then she told me that the only vacant position thay have is in an ancillary dept. and then she asked me if i'm willing to work there and if it's okay with me if i'll only be earning the minimium wage. the interview lasted for i guess 10 mins.. after the interview she asked me to go back to the room where i was stayin and to wait for the final interview! i was soo surprised because things are happening sooo fast!! i didn't expect that i will be interviewed that day...

    from 6, only 4 of us were asked to stay for the final interview.. which was held late that afternoon. the hr employee directed us in the area (where only one of us will be given a chance to work!) and she told us that the supervisor will be the one to interview us. again, i was interviewed first.. she first asked me to tell something about myself and asked me my expectations with the department... and then she explained stuff about the area what i should be expecting with the kind of work i will be having there (if i'll be lucky to be accepted.. lol). and then she started asking technical and situational questions. all in all i guess she asked me about 5-8 situational questions. the interview was sooo long it lasted for 30 minutes!

    after the rest of us were interviewed.. we were asked to go back to the hr office. when we went back, the hr employee who interview us told us that, although only one among us will be chosen, the other 3 will be prioritized for next vacant position (if there's any). and then.. she called my name and told me that i was the one who qualified for the position!
    and then she told me to come back the next morning because i will already be reporting in the area for my 3-day-no-pay training (from sept 25-27) ... i was told that if i will be able to complete all the requirements including a medical exam i will be starting on the first of october..

    i officially started last oct 2 (since oct 1 was declared holiday).. i signed a five-month contract and the hr employee exlained to me that i have to complete a series of seminars and training to be able to qualify for a regular position after my contract....

    right now... i'm so happy with my work and i'm really learning a lot. my supervisor and co-workers are all very ince.. including the doctors and rad techs i'm working with...
    :heartbeat
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    hi congrats!!!!!
    i have some questions though, wat were the requirements that you passed b4 the 1st exam? are you june 08 board passer?
    thank you!
    your story is very inspiring....
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    Wow congrats!!! Hopefully I will have my success story very soon!!!!
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    Quote from mcnursie
    hi congrats!!!!!
    i have some questions though, wat were the requirements that you passed b4 the 1st exam? are you june 08 board passer?
    thank you!
    your story is very inspiring....
    hi mcnursie! thank you for having the time to read my post!

    actually, the hr employee did not ask us to bring any requirements at the day of the first exam.. but nevertheless we just brought all of our stuff with us just to be sure... before the exam she just asked us to write on the attendance sheet and after the exam she told us that they will just contact us if we passed or failed the first exam..

    yess i am a june08 board passer..
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    Quote from misspowers
    Wow congrats!!! Hopefully I will have my success story very soon!!!!
    hi miss powers! thank you for reading my post..
    Good luck to you..
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    hi scintillianr04,
    did you drop your resume in the box? then got a call to take the entrance exam? i'm not sure if they got my resume. does medical city still need nurses in the ancillary department? are they accepting second coursers?

    thanks
    heartbeat:heartbeat

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    Quote from scintillanr04
    hi mcnursie! thank you for having the time to read my post!

    actually, the hr employee did not ask us to bring any requirements at the day of the first exam.. but nevertheless we just brought all of our stuff with us just to be sure... before the exam she just asked us to write on the attendance sheet and after the exam she told us that they will just contact us if we passed or failed the first exam..

    yess i am a june08 board passer..
    really june 08? my dear, i hope you realize how lucky you are, seriously!..

    anyway, how did you know about the first exam from the hr?

    did you like just go there and they scheduled you for exam right away?

    please help..

    thank you blessed one, hehehe :chuckle
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    really? june 08?
    you are so blessed you know?
    anyways, what i meant was, how did you know about the opening for the ancillary?
    did you like just go there and ask and they scheduled you for an exam right away?

    please help.. thanks!!! :wink2:

    if you can pm me, please do so, i have so much to ask if you dont mind, hehe, thank you very much!!!!:chuckle
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    Quote from misspowers
    hi scintillianr04,
    did you drop your resume in the box? then got a call to take the entrance exam? i'm not sure if they got my resume. does medical city still need nurses in the ancillary department? are they accepting second coursers?

    thanks
    heartbeat:heartbeat
    actually misspowers i did not go through the drop box thing. i was supposed to leave my brown envelope in the box outside the employees' entrance. but then my friend has a recommendation letter and when she went in the hr office she included my name in the letter.. actually.. my whole hiring thing was i guess out of luck.. because.. honestly.. i really don't know anyone who works there who could get me in.. i only had the chance to take the first pre-emplyment exam because of my friend... i passed the exam but sadly my friend didn't...

    i'm not sure if they're still hiring for any ancillary department and i don't know either how often they go through the resumes in the box.. but everytime i pass by the hr office i still see applicants waiting inside.. it's just that i'm not sure if they're to take the exam or the interview...

    yess.. they are accepting second-coursers!! when i attended a seminar workshop for the newly-hired employees i met a lot of nurses who are second-coursers..

    and also.. medical city is expanding!! soo i guess they would still need nurses..
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    Quote from mcnursie
    really? june 08?
    you are so blessed you know?
    anyways, what i meant was, how did you know about the opening for the ancillary?
    did you like just go there and ask and they scheduled you for an exam right away?

    please help.. thanks!!! :wink2:

    if you can pm me, please do so, i have so much to ask if you dont mind, hehe, thank you very much!!!!:chuckle
    during my first interview... the hr employee offered me the position if i'm interested.. she said that it's the only vacant position they have for that moment..

    you know what.. i guess my hiring was just out of luck.. because i went there just to accompany my friend because she has a recommendation letter.. i intended to just leave my brown envelope in the drop box but when she went to talk to someone in the hr office she included my name in the letter.. and then we were given a schedule for the pre-employment exam.. i passed but sadly she didn't..

    because of her i didn't really went through the whole drop-box thing.. soo i guess my application was sort of fast-tracked. i'm not sure either how often they go through the resumes in the drop-box..
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