I'm having a serious dilemma right now. I graduated a year ago, and for a year I couldn't get a job anywhere! My ideal job is to work at a hospital, in a critical care unit, but starting in a Med-Surg floor isn't a bad idea either as long as it is in the hospital. I've always dreaded working for LTC because of the stories I heard about med passes, short staffing, and non-paid overtime. But because I really needed the money, I applied at LTC's and recently got a job at one. And sure enough, those things I've long dreaded existed there.
Just today I got an email that I can call and set up an interview with one of the hospitals I applied for months ago. This hospital is like 6 hours away from where I live now, so yes I have considered moving if it means having a hospital job.
Now, what I'm afraid of is that, on my interview day once they find out I have a job right now (which I've only had for like a month) and that I'm willing to leave just like that, I'm afraid that they will think I'm some sort of a job hopper, which I really am not. While it is true that I did "settle" because of necessity, having a hospital job is my aim and where I intend to stay for years.
On my resume/application, I wrote that I currently wasn't working as a nurse (I got my LTC job after applying). I don't know if I should even tell them I have a job now because I'm sure they will ask what I'm going to do if I'm offered a position. But then again, if they ask for an updated resume, they will find out anyway. Or should I just not mention it? I don't really know what is right/ok to do. I don't want to ignore this opportunity because I'm afraid I will regret it later. At least, even if I don't get the job, I'll know that I tried. What would you do? Should I even worry? Thank you for reading this novel of a post!