PLEASE HELP: New grad, 3 months into first job, want to quit and leave it off resume


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I am so sorry that you are going through this. Becoming a brand new RN is difficult for most, but usually employees and management help you through the difficult time and it gets easier. I can definitely tell you that it'll get easier, but it takes time (way more than three months) depending on which dept you're in. I would consider looking for a different job before you are terminated. I went straight to ICU and it took a good two years of solid full time experience before I was comfortable with all of the procedures we do at the bedside and taking care of crashing patients. I also had wonderful co-workers to bounce ideas off of. Good luck with whatever you decide!


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2) The only thing that can be LEGALLY done is a prospective employer calls HR of your current employer and the ONLY thing HR can legally say is a) "X works here" and b) "Yes (or no) I would re-hire X"


Actually, this is not correct. Although some employers opt to only provide this limited information, the are free ti provide any information that they wish, as long as it's fact.


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I see a lot of people recommend leaving the job on your resume. First, a background check will NOT show this job. Second, it will be a red flag to a potential new employer that you're leaving so soon. As a new grad, it will be hard as it is to find something. If it were me, I wouldn't think twice about leaving it off. Up to you though.

Specializes in MICU.

If you can stay 1 year, that will open doors to a better job. That gives you that 1 year experience often required. If you just can't, and I totally understand if you can't, quit with 2 weeks notice. Always give 2 weeks. Never burn bridges if you can help it. But to answer your question, yes, you can simply not put that job on your resume. But then you also can't claim ANY experience.

Good luck