I still get a lot of questions regarding the job market these day. The “nursing shortage” versus “the state of the economy” conundrum continues. How in the world is there a (so-called) nursing shortage, yet many new grads and even seasoned nurses cannot find jobs.
Many nurses are stressed, strained and disgruntled over choosing the nursing profession, only to be jobless.
I wrote a blog post recently over at Scrubs Magazine about how the job hiring process has little to do with the efficacy or worth of your resume (or experience for that matter), and more about you and what YOU bring to the job: Why finding a nursing job really isn’t about your resume.
It’s about you. How you fit into the potential employers environment. As the article below states, how will you fit into the workplace culture.
Can they ‘stand’ to work with you?
Quite honestly, the question we should all be asking ourselves is how tolerable am I? How do my peers view me as their co-worker?
Will holding only an MSN degree be a strike against you in a job interview? Nope, I don’t think so (unless you want to teach or work for an academic institution). A recent article in TIME titled ”So Much for Qualifications: Employers Hire People They Like” discussed research examining how employers choose among qualified candidates. This study showed that the most important quality to employers is that job candidates fit into the workplace culture. Employers want to hire someone they can stand to be around all day (or night); they value your cultural fit and personality over your degree.
Remember kids, we ALL have to play nice in the sandbox. While throwing sand at those you don’t like might make you feel better, it’s a sure fire way to get kicked outta the sandbox, and not be asked to come back.
Isn’t it amazing how our childhood lessons come full circle in our adult lives?
Things that make you go hmm..
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