How I got my dream job! - page 4

I have been waiting to post this for a long time! I hope this information will help anyone looking for a job. Some background info - I graduated with high honors December 2011, got licensed February... Read More

  1. Visit  Wild Irish LPN profile page
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    Wow, this is the best post I have ever read!....I am a soon-to be graduate in June 2012 and have started my my networking early....that being said, I will certainly take your tips and run with them....how soon is too soon to be making these contacts?....I have three more months before I even test for the NCLEX, I am very confident I will pass but am I jumping the gun too soon?....My goal is to seperate myself from the pack come June, the competition will be heating up....so my goal is to land a position now, contingent upon a successful NCLEX score....any thoughts?....
  2. Visit  Enthused RN profile page
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    Thanks for attaching the generic cover letter! I really appreciate it! By the way, I don't think anyone really wanted your resume and cover letter with all the information. As least for me, I just wanted an idea of how a new nurse organizes information. I know there's lots of examples you can google, but not all of those are good examples.
    Last edit by Enthused RN on Mar 29, '12 : Reason: added part about ppl asking for resume and cv
  3. Visit  tokyoROSE profile page
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    Quote from nurseboy2012
    Wow, this is the best post I have ever read!....I am a soon-to be graduate in June 2012 and have started my my networking early....that being said, I will certainly take your tips and run with them....how soon is too soon to be making these contacts?....I have three more months before I even test for the NCLEX, I am very confident I will pass but am I jumping the gun too soon?....My goal is to seperate myself from the pack come June, the competition will be heating up....so my goal is to land a position now, contingent upon a successful NCLEX score....any thoughts?....
    It depends on the organization. Some will interview and hire new grads before they even graduate and get their license, some will not. I would call or email HR about it. If they indeed hire new grads before graduation, they yes jump on it. There were at least 10 classmates of mine that got hired before graduation.
  4. Visit  tokyoROSE profile page
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    Quote from Enthused_Nurse2B
    Thanks for attaching the generic cover letter! I really appreciate it! By the way, I don't think anyone really wanted your resume and cover letter with all the information. As least for me, I just wanted an idea of how a new nurse organizes information. I know there's lots of examples you can google, but not all of those are good examples.
    There is a section for those looking for help with resumes and cover letters on AN. People requesting a copy of my resume and cover letter reminded me too much of how my "friend" from nursing school wanted me to spoon feed her everything. Even if I take out my personal information, I do not like the idea that someone could just "fill in the blank" and use my resume and cover letter at will. It is too effortless. I spent hours on those two documents and would like to keep it to myself (being selfish, I know, I'm sorry).
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  5. Visit  ellemiche profile page
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    thank you for sharing.Now, I have an additional tips to make a persuasive resume...
  6. Visit  Dpeterson777 profile page
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    Tokyorose, what state do you live in? Just trying to get an idea of how saturated the market it there compared to where I'm at in California, which is FULL of new grads! So glad to here your ideas. Thanks for all your advice!
  7. Visit  FranEMTnurse profile page
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    Quote from tokyoROSE
    There is a section for those looking for help with resumes and cover letters on AN. People requesting a copy of my resume and cover letter reminded me too much of how my "friend" from nursing school wanted me to spoon feed her everything. Even if I take out my personal information, I do not like the idea that someone could just "fill in the blank" and use my resume and cover letter at will. It is too effortless. I spent hours on those two documents and would like to keep it to myself (being selfish, I know, I'm sorry).
    You aren't being selfinsh at all. You are just protecting your privacy, and if new nurses really want a job, they will work hard for it like you did for your yours. You definitely have a good head on your shoulders.
    kuan yin and tokyoROSE like this.
  8. Visit  tokyoROSE profile page
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    Thank you Franemtnurse
  9. Visit  tgrove16 profile page
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    Thanks again for all your advice, what state do you live in?
  10. Visit  j9jensen profile page
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    Your story is inspirational. You mentioned that you read a post that listed stategies. Can you please post that link? It would be nice to use in correlation to your information. Thanks!
  11. Visit  tokyoROSE profile page
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    j9jensen, link's in the article but here it is again. http://allnurses.com/success-stories...ob-532817.html
  12. Visit  missdeevah profile page
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    Quote from tokyorose
    it is worth a shot!

    i don't want to sound like a witch but i will not pm anyone my resume or cover letter. i feel as if i've shared enough tips and advice in the article that the rest is up to you all to do. there are plenty of resumes and cover letters online to look at. i looked at dozens before i wrote mine and i continually updated it to fit each job prospect. i do not like the idea that someone could copy my work. i was being generous when i was pm'ing my email to the dons. since it is already out there, i will add it to my article so everyone can see it. (here's another hint- this email resembles my cover letter. i guess you could take it from there.) i will continue to answer specific questions if you all have any.
    i totally agree with you on this point. you've already provided so much information and tips on how you got the job. you shouldn't have to provide anyone with a copy of your resume and cover letter. a resume is a pretty personal thing and requires a lot of thought and effort. google is free for all of us to use in obtaining samples of cover letters and resumes. thanks so much for all the information that you have provided so far. that, in itself took a lot of time to type up and organize, i'm sure. thank you! thank you! thank you!
  13. Visit  mhines57 profile page
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    Wonderful! So inspiring thank you!

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