New Grad RN feeling down after a lousy interview. - page 3

by RRWilson,RN2 8,294 Views | 32 Comments

Hi All, I am yet another unemployed new grad in Georgia. :scrying: I had my third interview this morning. The other two didn't result in job offers. This position was an Emergency Room RN position in a small yet growing... Read More


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    Quote from Sl1011
    I'm sorry to hear that Does not sound like somewhere I'd want to work either. Have you considered non-hospital positions as well? Fresh out of nursing school I worked at a family practice, and then was later hired at a hospital. I'm back in a more clinic position, because that is what I prefer. If you need to work asap, I would apply anywhere that hires nurses. And then if you are interviewed, you can decide if that is somewhere you would like to work
    I have considered and applied for everything except hospice. I am too emotional for hospice. Most practices want medical assistants. I graduated in April with a BSN and I have a friend that graduated in July with MA. She has a job. She had a job a week before she graduated.
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    I once went to an interview for a teaching job (my first degree). The principal literally was lying in the chair. You know how high school boys lay in their desk chairs? Yeah, like that. He was clearly not interested in anything I had to say. The "interview" was basically him expecting me to create a lesson plan then and there for long division.

    Clearly, I wasn't even a candidate. Just a body to fill the interview quote set by the state.
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    Quote from CrazierThanYou
    I once went to an interview for a teaching job (my first degree). The principal literally was lying in the chair. You know how high school boys lay in their desk chairs? Yeah, like that. He was clearly not interested in anything I had to say. The "interview" was basically him expecting me to create a lesson plan then and there for long division.

    Clearly, I wasn't even a candidate. Just a body to fill the interview quote set by the state.
    A visual of the principal lying in the chair popped up in my head, and I literally laughed out loud. I wonder how in the world were these people able to get as far as they have. The lack of professionalism is unreal.
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    I applied for positions online, and their automated system automatically disqualified me and prevented my application from further consideration after answering a few questions re: experience. I know it's not the same, but I know what it's like to feel like you weren't given enough consideration! Have you only applied at hospitals? Would you ever consider public health, school health, LTC, or ambulatory care? Even if it's not your niche, it will obviously give you some nursing experience.
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    Quote from RRay,RN,BSN
    A visual of the principal lying in the chair popped up in my head, and I literally laughed out loud. I wonder how in the world were these people able to get as far as they have. The lack of professionalism is unreal.
    Haha, it was bizarre to say the least.
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    Quote from mariebailey
    I applied for positions online, and their automated system automatically disqualified me and prevented my application from further consideration after answering a few questions re: experience. I know it's not the same, but I know what it's like to feel like you weren't given enough consideration! Have you only applied at hospitals? Would you ever consider public health, school health, LTC, or ambulatory care? Even if it's not your niche, it will obviously give you some nursing experience.
    I wonder why it is disqualify you during the pre screening. Are you not answering YES to all of the questions. I really would prefer a hospital setting, but I have applied for everything across the board except Hospice. I have applied for State jobs, Mollen Immunization Clinics, Davita Dialysis, hospitals within miles where I live now, LTC, VA hospitals, and I have asked DR offices. I am trying my hardest to be patient but the bills are adding up. No one told me in nursing school it would be this hard. I just knew when I graduated and passed nclex, hospitals would be banging my door down to hire me.
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    Quote from RRWilson,RN2
    I wonder why it is disqualify you during the pre screening. Are you not answering YES to all of the questions.
    I remember questions like "Do you have supervisory experience"? At the time I had none...had to check "no". I don't understand either. Are you following up with calls/letters?
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    Quote from mariebailey
    I remember questions like "Do you have supervisory experience"? At the time I had none...had to check "no". I don't understand either. Are you following up with calls/letters?
    Apply again. Now the questions are like can you pass a medication exam, did you graduate from an accredited school, are you a GA RN, and are you okay with working the shift( 7a-7p or 7p-7a) you are applying for. No supervisory experience. I dont have any information about Grady. I was calling HR trying to speak with someone. One of my girlfriends was bold, she went up there in a suit with her resume. They interviewed her on the spot and she got an offer within hours later. I am afraid I got there and the person in charge wont be there to see me. Waste time and gas.
    Last edit by RRWilson,RN2 on Sep 20, '12 : Reason: Added quote
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    THANK YOU JESUS!!!!!! I am a no longer an unemployed new graduate RN. I got a job offer today from an interview I had on Monday. I am so happy I could cry right now. Tears of joy that is.
    Nurse-n-2010, monkeybug, kbcuny, and 1 other like this.
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    Congrats!!! Will you tell us what you'll be doing???


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