Tell interviewer you worked in club

  1. I was wondering as a new graduate, my prior work experience is all in night clubs… How can I use that to my benefit in an interview any suggestions
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  3. by   Pixie.RN
    Quote from Open mind
    I was wondering as a new graduate, my prior work experience is all in night clubs… How can I use that to my benefit in an interview any suggestions
    Expert in customer service.
  4. by   meanmaryjean
    I am doubtful you can use night club experience to your advantage. What exactly did your job entail?
  5. by   SaltySarcasticSally
    You can definitely use it to your advantage.

    Healthcare is all about customer satisfaction right now, play up anytime you had unhappy customers due to wrong drink orders, long wait, etc and what you did to turn their experience from bad to good. Also, they will likely ask about any conflicts you had w/ co-workers and how those conflicts were resolved and what you will bring to the table.
  6. by   Sour Lemon
    My work experience was not health-care related as a new graduate, but they did comment that they loved my very stable work history. So if you've worked in the same place(s) for a long time, that might be encouraging to employers.
  7. by   soutthpaw
    In Nevada, that is a pretty common job with all the casinos and clubs. Being flexible to working nights and graveyards (say you like it even if you don't) is a plus. Most nursing interviews for new grads seem to focus a lot on you ability to communicate well with co-workers and patients, examples of your integrity, problem solving, critical thinking and customer satisfaction. They are not going to grill you on skills or knowledge. You graduated and passed the NCLEX, they know you have the basic skills to start with. They are looking to see if you will fit with their "team"
  8. by   cleback
    Deescalation skills for rowdy patrons?
  9. by   Open mind
    Well I already work psych lol
  10. by   Penelope_Pitstop
    My new grad resume focused on my course of study while in school - clinical settings, my preceptorship, volunteer experiences, etc. I had been a waitress and receptionist but I don't think I put those things on there. You could always make sure that the bulk of the resume is relevant to nursing (your work in psych, for example) and then add "other professional experience" at the end.
  11. by   Open mind
    I used to work in all types of big nightclubs. 1 for over 5 years. But my friends said not to mention in nursing interview but I am much better at being honest so I wanted to see how to incorporate it
  12. by   /username
    Quote from meanmaryjean
    I am doubtful you can use night club experience to your advantage. What exactly did your job entail?

    The one guy with a job that's worse than "Charlie work"... - Imgur
  13. by   azhiker96
    Quote from Open mind
    I used to work in all types of big nightclubs. 1 for over 5 years. But my friends said not to mention in nursing interview but I am much better at being honest so I wanted to see how to incorporate it
    I would think being skilled in dealing with drunks would be a plus if you are applying to an ED.
  14. by   Nurse Beth
    Quote from SaltySarcasticSally
    You can definitely use it to your advantage.

    Healthcare is all about customer satisfaction right now, play up anytime you had unhappy customers due to wrong drink orders, long wait, etc and what you did to turn their experience from bad to good. Also, they will likely ask about any conflicts you had w/ co-workers and how those conflicts were resolved and what you will bring to the table.
    Great advice! and give examples "consistently received highest tips" "chosen to train new hires"....

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