I'm going back into job hunt mode trying to get my acute care experience. However it's proving rather tough. I've been actually been dumbstruck by some of the responses.
Out of the four interviews I've been to, only one interview actually put my current job in a positive light.
Interview #1 for Telemetry responded by: "You are in long term care, and this position requires acute care experience. I know this is an entry level position but why should I choose someone who has been exposed to LTC so long vs a student who I can pay cheaper and is fresh from the hospital setting?"
Interview #2 for Critical Care: "You made the right choice by taking any nursing job you can get with the current job market. A lot of new grads make the mistake of dismissing nursing homes in their job hunts. A lot of nurses with your background excellent time management skills."
Interview #3 for Med Surg: "Why choose long term care? It's not exactly the dream job for nurses."
Interview #4 never really talked about my job. I was the one talking about the job saying how the job required a lot of multitasking, time management, and making judgement calls (especially due the nature of 3rd shift).
These interviews were from about six months ago, so I never did get the positions. Interview #2's position was actually cancelled and I had a high chance of actually getting that job. Honestly during interview #1 threw that at me, I was basically nervous for the rest of that interview not knowing how I could recover from that.
Honestly, how can I put more positive spin into my job? The only thing I can think of how it requires a particular skillset to survive.