Quote from KrissyBe
Look on this site regarding qualifications for RN Residency programs, and also go to the hospital's website. You will probably need to apply to every new grad position you can find near you. Just keep applying! You need to spend some time researching and applying, double-check that resume for keywords, and don't give up! But really, waiting for one job isn't realistic.
I doubt HR will tell you why they didn't hire you. Many do not want the discussion, are too busy, and then there's liability issues.
Do you really want two RN jobs? You might get burned-out fast.
Thanks for your response!
I really wanted to get into this residency program specifically because I wanted to work for a certain hospital (the hospital I volunteered for). But unfortunately the hospital policies changed since they ended up being bought by a bigger Healthcare System--so the competition is even fiercer. But I did end up getting a job offer from another hospital and I'm starting orientation soon!
And yeah, it probably isn't a good idea to ask HR why I wasn't chosen as a candidate. But I'm just curious about why my application/resume didn't stand out from other applicants. I guess it's probably better if I get in contact with my university's Nursing Career Advisor again to review my resume.
You're right about that! I definitely don't want to get burned-out when I'm only beginning my career. And I'm not going to work two RN jobs right away but I was hoping to get a second job in the near future since I have a lot of student loans to pay off and my family isn't in the best financial situation.
Thank you again for your advice! Very much appreciated!