First Job???

  1. I am graduating in May and I really wanted to do a CCU or Telemetry internship. There is one hospital that I truly wanted to work at and I interviewed but was not offered the job. I have interviewed at another hospital for a Telemetry internship position but there are only 2 spots. I am trying not to get discouraged but I really had my heart set on the first hospital. I really do not want to work on a Med-Surg floor but I will if I have to but I don't know what to do. At this point, I am almost out of options. I won't find out about the other position for about another week. I just need a little encouragement or any advice. Thanks
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    About msleely

    Joined: Sep '06; Posts: 20; Likes: 1
    Registered Nurse
    Specialty: MICU


  3. by   Trauma_Queen
    Ahh...someone who is going through the same feelings that I am right now. I have interviewed at 3 different hospitals and still no job. I know it's still the end of March, but I'm starting to feel this "rush" that I have to lock down a job right now. I'm trying to keep my head up and not get discouraged right now, but it is really hard not to. The only thing I can tell you is what others that care about me are telling me...If they didn't offer you a job, then it's not the place for you, there's something better for you. Trust me, I had my heart set on working for one facility and now I've had to look past that.

    Med/surg isn't a bad place to start. I used to think the same way, that there was no way you could make me work med/surg, but now I'm learning that it's a great place to start for the time being. You'll get your organizational and prioritizing skills down and you'll have experience under your belt.

    I noticed that you're in Dallas (which I am as well). I've actually started applying to places outside of the Dallas area and have even applied in Austin. I don't know if that's an option for you to relocate, but it's an idea.
    Just remember you're not alone in this..I know exactly how you are feeling!