Quote from dmoney8827
I just got done the first year of my RN program (2 year program) at my college. I planned on trying to get hired at the local hospital where I did my clinical at since in my current situation (no car, and it's near me) it would be the best bet.
Well, I applied and I have been following up with HR every week. They said it gets forwarded to the managers. I've also been keeping in touch with the managers. One manager told me to email her. I did so on Monday and I still haven't gotten a response.
I also found out about a week after I applied that they do not take American Red Cross CPR certification and that was a hang-up on them interviewing me I guess. They take AHA CPR certification. I signed up for the AHA CPR class and I have it this Saturday. I personally think it's redundant, but I'm trying to do anything to get a summer/next year employment.
They said after I get certified, I could drop off the card/letter of certification at HR. But I was also thinking of actually going to speak to managers of the respective floors in person. Should I do that and what should I say??
I was thinking of just introducing myself and telling them what I've been telling them over the phone (that I'm a nursing student, did clinicals there, and that I'm really interested in the position and working there).
Any other advice?
In the grand scheme of things one month for a job search ain't nothing.
Just because *you* have plans it does not automatically follow employers are going to fall in line with them, so you'll have to develop patience.
So far it sounds like you've done all you can for the moment, well that is outside of stalking the NMs. *LOL*
IMHO I would take whatever papers/information requested to the HR department as requested. To me just showing up on a NM's floor unannounced and uninvited is just rude. I mean would you try to push your way into Bill Gate's offices , or whomever makes hiring decisions for a division of Microsoft you want to work in?
More likely than not your main file is centrally located in the HR department where various departments or persons can find it if needed. Handing your information to a NM makes her/him now responsible for it's handling and or whereabouts (as if they didn't have enough on their plate already
), and could result in it being lost/mislaid.
Drop off the requested information, and make a note to whom it was given and so forth. Then send a quick and kind note to the NMs that requested you alert them when the thing was done.
As tomorrow is the Friday before the long holiday weekend, I shouldn't be surprised if you hear anything back, even a confirmation of receipt until after Tuesday the earliest.
Best of luck