How I got my dream job! - page 5

by tokyoROSE | 67,043 Views | 112 Comments

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 15th. I had applied to a... Read More


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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
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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.
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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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    thank you for sharing.Now, I have an additional tips to make a persuasive resume...
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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!
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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.
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    Thank you Franemtnurse
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    Thanks again for all your advice, what state do you live in?
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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!
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    j9jensen, link's in the article but here it is again. http://allnurses.com/success-stories...ob-532817.html


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