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Will an RN be able to get a job for a year and then quit without it looking bad to future employers?

Question:

Dear Donna,

I will be finishing up my nursing degree in May and will be sitting for the NCLEX soon after. I attend school in Colorado and plan to work in Colorado after graduation. However, my husband accepted a one-year internship with a company in another state, and then will return back to Colorado. I plan to move out of state for a year with him and then work in Colorado once we return. Will I be able to get a job for a year and then quit without it looking bad for future employers? Should I disclose my short-term employment plan? What is the best way to handle
this situation?

Plans to Relocate

Dear Donna replies:

Dear Plans to Relocate,

People move around all the time for many different reasons. So if you were to get a job elsewhere and then come back to Colorado after a year, it would be easy to explain to a prospective employer. So no, it would not look bad.

It would probably be best to not divulge to a prospective employer your plan to be in the area for only a year. The truth is, if you state you are only in the area for a year, it will stymie your chances of getting hired. While your plan is to go back to Colorado after a year, lots can happen during that time. Your plans may change for one reason or another. But even if they don’t change, you would simply resign for reasons of relocation when the time comes. It happens every day, whether people plan for it or not.

Best wishes,
Donna

By | 2015-01-30T00:00:00-05:00 January 30th, 2015|Categories: Blogs, Nursing careers and jobs|0 Comments

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