Quote from stuRN6
Hi. I am moving from Brattleboro, VT. I was planning on applying to W-D, Portsmouth Regional, Exeter and York. Where is Frisbie? I had my resume almost done and all that stuff, but my mom just passed away and so I have all this schoolwork to make up in not enough time and won't have a chance to even send out apps for a week or so. It's making me nervous but there's nothing I can do about it unfortunately. I grad in mid May and don't have much time to get behind. I'm excited to live near the ocean. My family used to vacation up inthat area when I was little. Now my dad is there. Permanent vacation!
I know it is expensive, but it'll be worth it I think. Did you apply online and post your resume or did you send out hard copies?
Frisbie is in Rochester, about 10-15 minutes further up the road from WDH. I don't remember which hospitals I applied online to and which I sent hard copies to. For WDH, I brought my app in to HR before their "open house", and then brought another with me for the open house, which is where they interviewed new grad candidates. I was originally turned down for the job as they all went to internal candidates but I was the squeaky wheel, and the day I expected to hear from Frisbie (where I really didn't want to work, but it was my only other option if I wanted to go right into L&D) WDH called to offer me the job.
It sounds like you've got a lot on your plate, and I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. But these new grad openings are filled fast, so if you can start contacting people by phone, even if you just call each hospital's HR dept ans ask to speak to the nursing recruiter, you'll be a step ahead. Ask about their new grad orientation programs, if they are having or will be at any hiring fairs, if you should apply online or send a hard copy.
Good luck! Despite the expense and the looong winters, this is a beautiful place to live. I love it here!