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    Interview at Swedish?

    I think there is a a night-and-day difference in jobs for experienced nurses vs. for new grads (or with only non-acute experience). I was not selected for the Swedish residency. I prepared for and executed answers to her questions just as I did for my other excellent interview for the ED position. I was the last interview of 7, and frankly I believe she had already made her mind up on someone else... and was just going through the paces with me. I may consider military nursing, or finding some accelerated EMT course to take, or I may just find a new city to move to. I hate to say it but I wish I had just sucked it up for another 6mo to a year and gotten a job in Virginia where I came from. Most of my classmates there have had jobs since January or February...
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    Interview at Swedish?

    Interview is tomorrow... send me good thoughts!! The manager I interviewed with last time put in a good word for me through an email to the manager I'm interviewing with tomorrow... that was really nice of him. Hopefully that helps.
  3. itri4vt

    Interview at Swedish?

    Wendy, the residency is paid at the normal starting pay for a nurse. If the nurse going through the residency is hired into the unit s/he did the residency in, then I'm sure the orientation is shorter. However, after the residency, those nurses can apply to any unit, but would of course need an orientation. Do you have a year or greater of hospital experience? There are lots of jobs available at Swedish, which unit do you have experience in? I've set up a job agent to email me every time new jobs are posted, and I get an email probably 4 times a week. Also, Swedish in Edmonds is a different system for jobs, so be sure to search through their separate system if you want a job there.
  4. itri4vt

    Interview at Swedish?

    It is for different med/surg units... it is a big cohort of like 34 new grads, so they all do different shifts, every other weekend, and she said they'll try to make them "floatable" to other units so they'll get a taste of other units as well. I went in to talk to the manager I interviewed with for the other position and he said all the managers at Swedish were told to not make any resident positions until October. And at that time it will be another big residency like this one thats starting in July, with no guaranteed job afterwards. So definitely still be on the lookout for the straggler Resident position but don't be expecting much to be posted until August or so. Kind of a bummer, I know.
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    Interview at Swedish?

    The phone interview went well! I have an in-person interview next week. Not the ER dream job - it's actually just a residency for 12 weeks that would make me qualified to apply for Staff RN positions there. It's still 100x better than the home health I'm doing right now.
  6. itri4vt

    Interview at Swedish?

    I have one too. Here's a post from my last phone interview: https://allnurses.com/graduate-nurse-forum/phone-interview-scheduled-561801.html Good luck! Try hard to sound confident, it will show in your voice. Smile and be happy - you have an interview! Smiling definitely shows in your voice.
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    Interview at Swedish?

    I graduated in December. And yes, Swedish only takes new grads into their residency positions.
  8. itri4vt

    Valley Medical Center

    daisy, Did she know someone within the hospital or do her clinical there? Or did she apply using the conventional methods?
  9. Chemdawg, the recruiter was correct. They don't have specific "residency" programs or positions posted. I also graduated in December from a school in VA, and I got one call about St. Clare's ED while I was still in VA, but since I couldn't drop in for an interview they didn't choose to go the phone interview route. Since moving here I've had 4 interviews, and I've applied to probably 200 jobs, maybe 30 of those being specific to new grads. I was very close to getting a Swedish ER job, but was beat out by an internal candidate who had been a tech there. Extremely disappointing... I took a job in home healthcare and I'm going to keep doing that until I find a hospital job. I suggest looking on Craigslist and apply to clinics, community programs/health departments, skilled nursing facilities and home health. Also, I would avoid telling whomever you're applying to or interviewing with that your husband is military and that you'd be moving in 3-5 years. Nobody wants to hire someone that may only be temporary (esp a new grad that they're gonna drop 10-15,000 on to train). Good luck!
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    Interview at Swedish?

    I got beat out by an internal candidate, a tech who probably had lots of the staff pushing for him/her to get it. Here's the email I got: -------------------------------------------- Thank you for taking the time to interview for the ED Resident RN position. I wanted to let you know that we have ultimately selected an internal candidate who has worked as a tech in our ED for this position. However, [the hiring manager] wanted me to stress to you that you interviewed extremely well for this position and it was a very hard decision (which is the reason for the delay in making a decision). He also wanted to say that he thinks you will do excellent wherever you end up - and truly wishes he had another position open. I also want to encourage you to continue checking our website for other resident positions. If I can answer any questions for you, don't hesitate to contact me. -------------------------------------------- A huge disappointment, since it all was out of my control. I guess the positive side is that I now have a contact at this hospital system so I can hopefully do some networking.
  11. I got beat out by an internal candidate, a tech who probably had lots of the staff pushing for him/her to get it. Here's the email I got: -------------------------------------------- Thank you for taking the time to interview for the ED Resident RN position. I wanted to let you know that we have ultimately selected an internal candidate who has worked as a tech in our ED for this position. However, [the hiring manager] wanted me to stress to you that you interviewed extremely well for this position and it was a very hard decision (which is the reason for the delay in making a decision). He also wanted to say that he thinks you will do excellent wherever you end up – and truly wishes he had another position open. I also want to encourage you to continue checking our website for other resident positions. If I can answer any questions for you, don’t hesitate to contact me. -------------------------------------------- A huge disappointment, since it all was out of my control. I guess the positive side is that I now have a contact at this hospital system so I can hopefully do some networking.
  12. I got beat out by an internal candidate, a tech who probably had lots of the staff pushing for him/her to get it. Here's the email I got: -------------------------------------------- Thank you for taking the time to interview for the ED Resident RN position. I wanted to let you know that we have ultimately selected an internal candidate who has worked as a tech in our ED for this position. However, [the hiring manager] wanted me to stress to you that you interviewed extremely well for this position and it was a very hard decision (which is the reason for the delay in making a decision). He also wanted to say that he thinks you will do excellent wherever you end up – and truly wishes he had another position open. I also want to encourage you to continue checking our website for other resident positions. If I can answer any questions for you, don’t hesitate to contact me. -------------------------------------------- A huge disappointment, since it all was out of my control. I guess the positive side is that I now have a contact at this hospital system so I can hopefully do some networking.
  13. The waiting is the hardest part. I was supposed to hear back after the phone interview in "one to one and a half weeks" but I didn't hear until over 2 weeks later. I called the HR lady and left a message at day 10, so maybe you can try calling on Friday afternoon since they promised you'd hear back this week. However, the day I heard back was the first day I had told myself to stop worrying about it because there wasn't anything else I can do! Try to stay busy... that's what I'm going to do. Keep other job prospects in the works. Things will turn out for the best!!
  14. I guess it does come with the job, although I kind of feel that should've been brought up during my office orientation... we talked about everything else! Anyway, I emailed the HR lady at my agency and she said that that situation really stinks and she'd forward the email to the director of nursing. Hopefully it turns out that I get paid something, at least! Thanks for the input, everyone, it's good to hear about how everything is supposed to work.
  15. Yay! The interview went really well. Luckily I had a way to relate to the manager, and I brought along two papers from nursing school that we were able to start off talking about (since I gave it to him in a stack with my resume right off the bat). I think that helped me stand out a bit. I asked several good questions of him as well. I gave a thank-you note to the secretary to pass along to him. I was the last of 3 to be interviewed... so I should know early next week. Keep your fingers crossed for me!
  16. itri4vt

    Interview at Swedish?

    It went really well. Luckily I had a way to relate to the manager, and I brought along two papers from nursing school that we were able to start off talking about (since I gave it to him in a stack with my resume right off the bat). I think that helped me stand out a bit. I asked several good questions of him as well. I gave a thank-you note to the secretary to pass along to him. I was the last of 3 to be interviewed... so I should know early next week. Keep your fingers crossed for me!
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