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  1. Hi I just got my license i want to know if i apply is it better to do it in person or online? if i do it in person where do i go? the human resources department?
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  3. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from IcantThinkofaName
    Hi I just got my license i want to know if i apply is it better to do it in person or online? if i do it in person where do i go? the human resources department?
    I would send out resumes online, in-person whatever. Good luck in nailing a good job.
  4. by   HappyJaxRN
    It's always best to do it in person, but most places will tell you if they want you to apply online or in person. I would call the HR Department of where your interest is and ask which method of application they prefer. Most of the hospitals in my city require an online application to be filled out and then THEY contact you.

    Good luck.
  5. by   Daytonite
    Call the personnel office or human resources office of each hospital you want to apply to. Ask them when a good time is to come in to fill out an application for an RN position. They will direct you from there. From what I know of the process, many would like you to do it in person. However, some ask that you apply on line. In any case, they usually want to look over an application first before calling you for an interview. If you have to apply on line, don't wait too long to give them a follow-up call if you haven't heard from them. Call them, but be pleasant. This keeps your name in their face and gets their attention. Most hospitals are hip to new grads applying to every hospital in the area, so you need to do something to stand out a little more from the rest of the crowd, so don't be afraid to show up in person with your application, resume and cover letter. This will be noticed, I guarantee it! You never know, that particular day the nurse recruiter will want to talk with you there and then. Also, the clerks you deal with will make a quick assessment of you as well. I used to hear our nurse recruiter ask the clerk what they thought of the person when the clerk brought her an application someone had just handed her. If the clerk told her she had seen the applicant acting with attitude or in a condescending way, she wanted to know about it. Remember I said in my other posts that she had her ways of assessing people. This was one of them. Be aware that from the moment you step into the human resources office you are being watched and assessed, so you want to leave a good impression. You want to have some interaction with the office people. It's too easy to hide on the Internet. It's very important to see how people treat each other in the facility you are thinking of working at.
  6. by   zambezi
    I also try to talk with the manager of the unit that I am interested in...our human resources department is horrible and lose apps all the time...I would send one to human resources/online and hand deliver one to the unit manager- that way you can meet her/him as well (but i would probably call first!)
  7. by   Daytonite
    Quote from zambezi
    I also try to talk with the manager of the unit that I am interested in...our human resources department is horrible and lose apps all the time...I would send one to human resources/online and hand deliver one to the unit manager- that way you can meet her/him as well (but i would probably call first!)
    Ummm, I'd suggest you take a resume to a unit manager. If she's interested she can call human resources and ask about your application. If she goes to human resouces with an application she's going to be stepping on some toes down there and that puts her in an awkward situation where she has to defend herself.
  8. by   JentheRN05
    I sent out resumes via email/online. I got both of my jobs that way
  9. by   Tweety
    Many places are going paperless and might prefer an online application.

    I noticed the grocery store here, now does in-store online applications. You want to fill out an application, you're directed to a computer.

    If they have an online option, I would do that, but followup with a phone call.

    Good luck and congrats.
  10. by   MIA-RN1
    I would call the nurse recruiter at the hospital you want to work at and speak with him/her directly. I did that, asked what opportunities they had open. She had me email my resume, called me back and we met, interviewed the next week with a NM and got the job. I'd skip HR and cut to the chase with the recruiter.
  11. by   NPAlby
    If the hospital you're interested has a nursing recruitment office, I'd go there first. Or even the nursing office but it depends on the facility. I would go in person. I've had faxed lost, emails never answered but once I went into the nursing office telling them I was an RN looking for a gig help poured from every which direction. Good luck!

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