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Kaiser walnut creek job fair ?

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anyone have anymore info on this job fair. Im hearing by word of mouth but cant seem to find any info. thanks

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If you go to their HR website, its under events in the career section under the Experience RN and Nurse Management fair for Antich/Walnut Creek. You have to enter your information and upload your resume and then they email you with the event details.

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Sorry it has already passed. It was was this past Wednesday. It was not very fruitful from what I heard. Some peopl wait 3 hours just to get a rushed one-on-one with a nurse manager for only a handful of positions at each facility.

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nursebenson has 5 years experience and works as a RN.

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I went to the Sept Kaiser job fair in Berkeley area and it was just like itsthegreeneyes said. I came later in the day (night owl from working noc shift) and waited 4 hours before I got a 15 minute interview. Many others had been there longer than 4 hours.

It was very disorganized, as nurses were constantly filtering in. Depending on your specialty, some nurses got in sooner, one nurse waited all day for a schedule interview with the OR manager but the manager had taken off already. No follow up calls. The head HR guy, when questioned by me, made an announcement that job offers would be made on the spot so stay around. Hah! I spoke with about 15-20 nurses there, passing the time, and not a one said they got a job offer. You could only speak with one manager for that specialty, you couldn't make multiple job inquiries. That seemed very limiting. Furthermore, why didn't they just have us all show up at one time, no further admits, and start by a show of hands interviewing us for an announced number of positions? In/Out. That would have been quicker and more honest.

I scheduled myself to go to a job fair today in Santa Clara, decided that I'm better off calling and following up on the 50 job apps I've put in this last month (ADN RN with 4 yrs experience, just finished my BSN). In person and phone calls to known positions I've applied for seems to make more sense than a buffalo stampede of frustrated nurses to kiosks of tired, uninformative HR people and nurse recruiters. My 2 cents.

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I agree with your statement, I heard it compared to herding cattle just like you said buffalo stampede. My 2 cents- If they treat you like that as a prospective employee then how will they treat you as an actual employee if/when you are hired. However, I did hear of some people getting job offers on the spot but some were only offered per diem and these were the registry travelers that have been working there currently full-time.

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wee_oneRN has 1 years experience.

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They did not have any openings in my specialty. But instead of viewing it as a waste of time, I got the names of people to speak to at the Oakland job fair the following day where they do have openings. Then I dressed the part and was successfully interviewed at the Oakland job fair.

I did not feel like cattle, I thought it was fairly well-organized. I was more shocked at the prospective-employees wearing casual clothes (not even scrubs, that would understandable) and not looking or having the most professional attitude. 5-years experience says a lot, but so does wearing flip flops to a career fair.

If they look/act like that as a prospective employee then how will they look/act as an actual employee if/when they are hired?

Overall, was a positive experience. Considering the numbers of people looking for work on the boards here, had to expect a large turnout.

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wee_oneRN has 1 years experience.

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Just to add: I did not intend the above post to sound so snotty! (The perils of the internet!)

Just giving a different perspective. The fair was much more successful for me than the hundreds of online job applications.

Plus, Kaiser works a little differently than your average hospital due to it's size. The hiring process takes several weeks in general. Openings are offered to internal applicants first, before they can be posted to external applicants. And employees are transferring, moving up all the time. So even if they do not offer you a job on the spot, there may be an opening that they expect to be available in the next month or two.

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