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This is a discussion on job search in CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant, part of Nursing Student ... I am really tired of spinning my wheels I know it hasnt been a month since I have been terminated...by IdianaCNA1993 Aug 30, '12I am really tired of spinning my wheels I know it hasnt been a month since I have been terminated but I have applied to every single CNA PCA PCT application I can find! Maybe its just me and my bordom getting the best of me maybe its my generations instant gradification I want it now life. Is the reason I feel this way. But I also feel to the reason I got fired is the reason I am not getting any call backs and all my online applications are being rejected. I got fired for breaking infection control I will admit to that and I will do better at my next job on that. but they also terminated me based on allegations of verbal abuse that I feel wasnt properly investigtated becuase I was told I would find out whether I was terminated or still had a job after three days not three hours after we talked. I swear to god I did not verbaly abuse anyone I did not tell any resident to shut up I did not tell any resident off. I was never intentinally rough and when I was accidently rough I appologised and did things gentler because sometime it happens. I gave near everything I had to this former facility I gave it my 110% with what they gave me to work with. it was my first aide job too. maybe the reason I am not getting any call backs is due to no cpr certification I apply to ones that dont require it but reqire itr after 60 days or so of hire. hopfully on the 25 I will become certified in the art of CPR
on my applications I do not lie I put down why I got fired I put down on some they can call for a referance and on others I put no they can not call former employer for a referance. the ones that say no they can not call former employers seems to last the longest and then I always make sure to use my for sure good referances on them. I also put that I am able to start right away. I put that I am willing to work any shift any hours of any days/nights I put I am willing to be PRN temporary full time and part time. Im pretty well rounded about times and what not right now I am free for any time until I start school in that case when I do start I dont think they will have a problem working with me if Im an asset to there team. I was thinking about calling my former emplyer and ask them what they would/have say/said about me as a referance to see where my problem is and if they can re-investigate my case again and that I feel unjustly accused of somthing I didnt do. (I dont care if they offer me my job back I might go PRN with them and look for another job but I feel like no they can stick it where the sun dont shine I just want a good referance and a letter of recamendation so I can get another job ASAP) I just need to know if there is somthing better I can be doing to better my chances between now and CPR certification and beyond.I have also been thinking about putting in where the applications what a cover letter that I Have been told that I am a good worker and that I know I will be an asset to your team if given the chance.
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- Sep 2, '12 by Paws2peopleDo you have a strong résumé and cover letter? It can make a world of a difference. Also, maybe you can meet with your prior boss and make sure there are no hard feelings. Former employers aren't legally allowed to give a bad reference, but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen anyway. But if they are asked, "Would you hire him again?" they can say, "No," and that is allowed. Maybe if you talk to your prior boss you can ease some of the bad blood. Also remember times are tough in the economy right now. You can always focus on per diem, go to agencies, or even volunteer part time in a hospital or VA to get your foot in their door. Good luck
- Sep 2, '12 by Bluebird5I worked with a healthcare recruiter at a job center, and she said to expect to put in 90 days of doing full-time job search to land a job. Full-time means checking job postings, making phone calls, networking EVERY day. The recruiter also told me that for every 10-12 jobs I applied for, I should expect 1 interview. Hope that gives you some perspective on how difficult the job market is.
If I were you, I would get in touch with a job center or an employment agency and find out the best way to represent yourself, and where to go from here. I'm not going to blow smoke, but I don't want to discourage you either. I, for one, would not hire you as a CNA right now. I would need to see some type of retraining/education, and some better references. And why not volunteer at a LTC to build up good references? Most LTCs need volunteers, plus, you could continue to network. And remember, if being a CNA is not for you, it doesn't mean you're a bad person, it just means it's the wrong career for you.