I have been looking for a CNA position for over a year. I have had a few interviews, have applied with both my clinical sites, and never heard anything back from them. Recently, I had an interview that went really well. I liked the people, they liked me, and I thought that it could work out. There was, of course, the hiring process. Look at the applications, interview other candidates, etc. So, after about a week, I start calling them to check on my application. It took another week to get someone on the phone, who said they would call me back mid-afternoon. Two days later, I finally get said contact person on the phone. He says that they really liked me, really enjoyed my interview, but that a lot of other applicants had come in with more experience and the team wanted someone with more experience. He said that the Executive Director is holding onto my application and if something comes up...Anyway. So that is my story, I am up front with people both on the phone and during the interview that I don't have experience beyond clinicals and having cared for loved ones in the past. How do I get a foot in the door and overcome the no experience, no job situation? My strategy right now is apply for any and all facilities, and talk to people who work in these types of facilities.
sometimes there are homes/hospitals that have only veterans that live at these facilities. We have one that is close to where I live that we actually did our clinicals in. I loved it because these men and women served our countryand it was wonderful to give them some care and attention for all that they did for us serving our country.
I found a list of Veteran Homes by state if this helps at all
Last edit by mvm2 on Apr 17, '13