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New Grad RN in nursing home

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As most of you know, it's super hard for a new grad RN to get a hospital job. So as a result I've been interviewing at nursing homes just to get my foot in the door anywhere I can. Well I had an interview today and the interviewer loved me and said I interviewed well and was very pleasant. But then she goes "if I hire you and a hospital calls you in 2 weeks, are you leaving me?". I wanted to die because I knew the answer I gave would mess it up for me but I wanted to be honest so I said yes. So of course she didn't want to hire me (makes sense) but she said I should just wait it out a little longer because a hospital would be lucky to have me. But what if a hospital doesn't hire me for another 5 months???

Were any of you guys asked this question? How did you respond? Job hunting is beyond frustrating

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Look at it this way, they would lay you off with no warning and two weeks notice if they no longer needed you. Act accordingly.

Your plans can change, even if you think you know what you'd do. Say what you need to say to get the job.

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Look at it this way, they would lay you off with no warning and two weeks notice if they no longer needed you. Act accordingly.

Your plans can change, even if you think you know what you'd do. Say what you need to say to get the job.

So how do you suggest I answer that question?

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So how do you suggest I answer that question?

Just say "I don't plan on it. If they were going to call, they would have already". Like Sour Lemon stated, they wouldn't hesitate to let you go if it meets their needs to do so, and they wouldn't tell you up front. If you take a job like that though, and you get the call from desired employer, be classy and give notice. Nursing is a very small world...

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Just say "I don't plan on it. If they were going to call, they would have already". Like Sour Lemon stated, they wouldn't hesitate to let you go if it meets their needs to do so, and they wouldn't tell you up front. If you take a job like that though, and you get the call from desired employer, be classy and give notice. Nursing is a very small world...

That is exactly what the interviewer said! That nursing is a small world so she appreciated my honesty. Anyway I was hired at another nursing home, so I'm excited to finally start working as an RN!

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So how do you suggest I answer that question?

Lie. Say no. You want all potential employers to think that you intend to stay with them long term.

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