I do realize the job market is tough right now and employers have their pick of whoever they want to hire, yet I can't help but feel perplexed ever since I started looking for work. I have interviewed multiple times at the facility where I want to work, and they never hire me. What am I doing wrong? I just want to know why they are passing me over so that I might have some idea of what I need to work on or try to do better, but I'm afraid to ask because it might sound too desperate.
I dress nicely and modestly. I take baths. I'm not insane, I don't think! I don't eat puppies in my spare time. I am quiet, so I probably don't come off with a lot of pizazz. I am almost 42. I try to play up my strengths - hard worker, fast learner, reliable, will be there on time when I'm supposed to be, team player, etc. But I always get shut out.
In the most recent interview I went to, which was a group interview, we were told that "most of us" would get hired for one of the 2 floors they were interviewing for, and if not, they would pass along our name to the nurse manager who was still hiring on another floor. Well, I didn't get chosen, and I had already interviewed and heard nothing back from the nurse manager who was supposedly still hiring on the other floor. Sigh. I wanted to tell them, oh please don't pass me over and send me to the other nurse manager I already interviewed with! But that would have sounded too desperate. It really hurt to get my hopes up over the "most of us would get hired" line, after already having been rejected so many times, only to be rejected yet again.
I just don't get it! I graduated in May, got my RN in June, and still no work as a nurse. I'm beginning to feel that I will never be a working nurse, just a nurse in name only.