Okay. So you have updated your resume.
You've applied for the job.
You've networked the heck out of your
And you had an interview that went decently
And you got the job offer.
But it's not your dream job offer.
Should you take it? Is that okay?
What do you do now? This is going to totally
depend on your situation, my friend.
Isn't that a helpful answer?
But when you are considering this whole job,
know: if it is your first job, it probably
won't be your dream job.
I'm not trying to be a downer.
I'm just trying to be realistic.
And really, in all likelihood, your second
job probably won't be your dream job either.
And that's okay.
I feel like social media really hypes up the
fact that we think we're going to burst into
the nursing world and immediately land that
dream NICU job and live
happily ever after.
And for some people, they absolutely
graduate and find a unit that they love and
all is well and perfect and wonderful.
But for most people, myself included, we
take our first job because it's a job and we
need one of those. And it's a really great
stepping stone to all of the other
places that we're going to visit in our
career while also being paid.
Bonus. So maybe, yeah, maybe you should take
job even though it isn't your absolute
But if you also don't absolutely need a job
right now and are
totally fine with waiting a few more months
to see if your dream job might happen to come
around, then there's no harm in waiting to
take that job either.
You won't forget absolutely everything that
you learned in school if you take just a few
more months to find a job.
I don't want you to worry about that.
And I promise that no matter what job you
take, you aren't stuck at it forever.
Nursing is vast and wonderful and you are
going to have a lot of time to explore.
So just remember, it is just a job.
Jobs are temporary.
And it's always okay and even encouraged to
change your mind.
You will learn something new everywhere you
And no matter where you land?
You, my friend, are enough.