I know there are a lot of discussions on All Nurses about CNAs not finding any jobs or getting calls about interviews. I just wanted to say if your in this predicament, DO NOT GIVE UP! Keep filling out job applications, both online & in person. Have a RESUME & when going in person to fill out applications or going in for that interview, please people, dress professionally. I went to almost every nursing home, assisted living, and home health facility in my area @ filled out apps. This was during June & July. Most places weren't hiring, just taking apps, but I still applied anyway. Fast forward to the end of August, I get a call to come in for an interview @ an assisted living place. Remember, I applied @ this place back in June. Went in for the interview, was late because I had class that morning (just started the nursing program
this semester) they knew & was ok with it. Came in & it was a group interview (about 12 people were there). There were 2 supervisors there & they asked questions & we had to talk about our experience & why we want to work there. After that, we were done and if they wanted us they would give us a call. Well, before I left, one of the managers stopped me & said that they really wanted me. Since they know that I'm in nursing school, they offered me the position of Med Tech, part-time, I got to choose the shift. I picked nights 11pm-7am & I'm only working 2-3 days a week, & work every other weekend. I went through a week long process (BG check, PPD, physical) & officially got the job. Thank God! Already had orientation & my 1st night on the job is tonight. I'm nervous & excited at the same time! I just wanted to share my story and to tell others not to give and be patient, your time is coming!