Posts filed under ‘job search’

Getting a Job and New Links Added

I know it has been a while since my last post, but things have been a little busy with school, getting ready for graduation, and getting a job. Yep, I said getting a job. Because as of early last month, I am officially employed! I will be working in an acute care setting at an area hospital. I’m very excited about this position, and can’t wait to start!

It seems like a year ago, there was no such thing as an OT blog. But with blogs becoming more popular with just about everyone, several OT blogs have recently popped up. So make sure to check out several of the new links I posted on the right side of this screen.

May 3, 2007 at 10:10 pm 1 comment

Applying for the same job

One thing that I am finding that is coming up pretty often is how to deal with more than one person applying for the same job. As new grads, the entire class is graduating at the same, which means that we’re also all looking for jobs at the same time. So what do you do if you find out that your best friend is applying for the same job that you are?

I see two potential ways of handling it. On the one hand, you can keep your friend informed from the beginning and tell him or her that you’re planning on applying for a specific job. Alternatively, you can keep all your job interviews a secret.

Personally, I like the second option better. If you go with the first option, then you may have to deal with a friend who says, “Oh, but I’m already applying there, and if you still want to be friends, you wouldn’t take away a possible job from me.”

But even if you do keep things hush hush, there is plenty of room for awkwardness. Just yesterday, I was doing an internship at a hospital that I interviewed at when I saw a classmate of mine getting a tour from the senior OT at the hospital. Now I had already applied for the job, and they had said over and over again how interested they were in hiring me. So when I suddenly saw my classmate dressed in a suit and getting a tour, I was a little put off.

So no matter how you handle the situation, it’s a tough call. I would say that if you go out on interviews with the realization that there’s a whole class of new grads, then there is going to be competition for jobs. Thankfully, there are plenty of OT jobs currently available with most offering hefty sign on bonuses.

Any comments on how to handle the situation are welcome.

March 15, 2007 at 11:52 am 2 comments


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