Online Job Hunting

  1. Hi there! I'm nearing the end of my second semester of nursing school and am looking for CNA-II jobs for the summer - hopefully to progress to weekends once school resumes in the fall. So far I've only been able to apply for jobs online. I applied to two hospitals three days ago, and two more hospitals today.

    I'm kind of leery about this online thing. What are my chances of actually being contacted by any facilities? I've never really had to 'hunt' for a job; I've just known someone who had me meet their boss and struck up a conversation with them. So I'm kind of at a loss on how to just waltz into a place (much less a hospital) and ask to speak with a hiring manager. I feel like that would get me somewhere, physically going to a place...but I'm not sure where I would go in the hospital/who to ask for in regards to hiring.

    Gah. I feel so stupid.
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  3. by   lillymom
    I am in the same boat as you. I badly need to get on at a hospital because they offer 12 hour shifts and it is all done online. It specifically states on the application when you fill it out to check the website for any updates and not to call. It irritates me because I never know what they are looking for. I have gotten hired after every interview I have ever had so I think if I could get them to interview me I would get a job. Good Luck!
  4. by   sm3215
    Most hospitals have online applications now. Try not to worry, they will call. I just went through applying at a couple different hospitals and I got a confirmation email within a week, a phone interview, and finally a real interview. The hiring process took a while but unfortunately online is the only way the hospitals in my area do things. If you want to work in a nursing home, or SNF or something you could walk in and ask to talk to someone though. Good luck job hunting!