Finding the right job is something a new graduate looks forward to. I started applying for jobs throughout my preceptorship! Applying for jobs can be difficult. It’s hard to know exactly what you want or what area you will fit best in. I knew that I wanted to work somewhere that had a variety of patients and also somewhere I knew my skills would be used. With these thoughts in mind I knew I was looking for a medical/surgical floor job. I knew this would be a good fit for me as a new nurse.
I did get an interview for a position on a med/surg floor. I knew that I wanted this job. I was comfortable with the facility and knew that I would fit in!!! Interviewing can be scary. You never know what you will be asked or really what to expect. The advice I can give is really to be yourself. Also know yourself. Think about what kinds of questions they will ask you. Know your strengths and weaknesses. Of course stay calm. Don’t get too nervous. Be confident in your education and your abilities. Know that you don’t know everything as a new nurse!
After the interview I felt great about it. I felt it went really well and that I did the best I could in the interview. The day of graduation came and then the call. I got the position. It felt amazing to be offered the job!
So for those of you applying….Good Luck…….there is a perfect fit out there for everyone!