In an effort to help new graduates and nursing students navigate todays tight job market, Nursing Spectrum held a panel discussion during a Nov. 4 career fair at New York Citys Marriott Marquis.
The panel included the following nurse recruiters from New York and New Jersey: Joan Orseck, RN, Hackensack (N.J.) Medical Center; Nancy DeLapo, CHCR, CFG Health Systems and president of the NJ Recruiter Association; Jennifer Vallance, RN, Mount Sinai Medical Center; Vida Samuels, NYU Medical Center in Manhattan; Maryanne Radioli, RN, Maimonides Medical Center; and Sharon Rimler, RN, Metropolitan Jewish Health System, Brooklyn. Some of the panel members have more than 20 years of experience in healthcare recruitment.Students and new graduates filled the room to get tips and expert advice from nurse recruiters during the Nursing Spectrum Career Fair panel discussion.
Moderater Dan Suarez, RN, MA, Nursing Spectrums associate director of advertising for New York, presented the panel with questions, such as Is the three-day or five-day work week better for new grads? and Do all new graduates have to start on night and evening shifts?
Panelists also discussed topics such as interviewing skills, the correct way to present a cover letter, and how to network through volunteering. When asked what new nurses should be doing, Orseck said nurses should speak up to get noticed. Get involved, Orseck said. If you dont have a voice, you dont have a voice.