Getting a job - from the employers perspective - page 3

by Nascar nurse | 12,875 Views | 61 Comments

I am the DON in a LTC facility. I currently have ads on careerbuilder for a full time CNA position as well as a full time LPN/RN position. Both positions are clearly advertised as 3-11 positions. I spent my day going thru what... Read More


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    Quote from Elladora
    I don't think clinicals should be counted (or listed) as employment as it's part of your education, not a true employment situation.
    I list mine, but put it under education. It's experience that should not be discounted.
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    Quote from itsnowornever
    Great feedback! EVERY TIME You know how you get so used to seeing something that if it's wrong, your brain just tells you it's right
    I did that, to my complete embarrassment.
    I forgot to change my phone number, so I sent off my resume with a bad number!
    I could have kicked myself, it was so stupid!
    I immediately resent it with the correct number, but alas...
    The damage had been done, no doubt.
    Obviously, and rightly so, I never did hear a peep from them.
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    Quote from Patti_RN
    When I see resumes with three month 'jobs' (one in psych, one in med surg, one in peds, etc) during their nursing school years, it's obvious that these are clinical rotations and educational experiences, not part of their employment history. It's also lying and dishonest. I'd rather hire a new grad with no experience than someone who twists their resume in an attempt to deceive.
    Again I have to explain the unemployed time and why is it deceptive when I put down "student nurse" as my title? Glad not everyone thinks like you do!
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    Quote from Hygiene Queen
    I did that, to my complete embarrassment.
    I forgot to change my phone number, so I sent off my resume with a bad number!
    I could have kicked myself, it was so stupid!
    I immediately resent it with the correct number, but alas...
    The damage had been done, no doubt.
    Obviously, and rightly so, I never did hear a peep from them.
    I had my resume looked at by EVERYONE and still, when you look at even simple words such as "the" for too long it starts to look wrong.
    Hygiene Queen likes this.
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    Quote from sadavey
    I list mine, but put it under education. It's experience that should not be discounted.
    Agreed! I didn't mean to say that clinicals don't count for anything, just that they are true employment and shouldn't be listed as such. (IMHO)
    MBARNBSN likes this.
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    Quote from dirtyhippiegirl
    You explain that the unemployment period is when you were going to school.

    (Or, if you're smart enough, you got a part-time job during nursing school. Not that I did that either, so it's all water under the bridge.)
    Burn. "Smart enough"....having two kids and going to school full time was job enough. Either way, it's a moot point. I have my jobs, I'm good now. I tried all different ways, on all applications. Dont know how I filled in the apps where I did get employed, gonna have to look. What I find odd is that on my resume clinicals were show under education and travel companies STILL were calling me and then sounded disappointed that I didn't have experience. Really? I never told you I did. All you saw was my resume on a job board. hmmmmmm
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    Quote from Elladora
    Agreed! I didn't mean to say that clinicals don't count for anything, just that they are true employment and shouldn't be listed as such. (IMHO)
    And to further clarify (dont know the OPs application set up) but for the ones I filled out they wanted a chronological "what did you do and where" type of thing. So work, education, unemployment, volunteer it all went under the same heading.
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    Exactly! I guess it all depends on what you are filling out and why.
    itsnowornever likes this.
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    I feel your pain. I advertised for EXPERIENCED RNs. I got scads of resumes from new grads and from LPNs. The "experienced" ones....clinical in school experience only. I love hiring new grads but I can't staff my building with all newbies.My other pet peeve....spelling and grammatical mistakes. It is received not recieved. Please figure out the difference between their, there, and they're before you send me your resume.
    Hoozdo, monkeybug, Enthused RN, and 4 others like this.
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    Listing clinicals as employment ... ?

    OK, now I've had my "now I've heard it all" moment for the day.
    nursel56, Elladora, Patti_RN, and 1 other like this.


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