Quote from cheryllun
.Its been almost a year since i got my LVN license.Not even a single call for an interview.So,I moved to Nashville,TN 2 months ago hoping that i might have more chances to get hired.But same thing happened.
Hy cheryllun, I'm sorry to hear that. Sounds like a really frustrating situation!
As the situation for you hasn't changed despite your move, I would suggest having a real hard look at your résumé and re evaluating the way you are applying/making initial contact. Employers
make quick judgements on your résumé/cover letter and small details make the difference between ending up in the "pass" pile, and the "follow up" pile.
Is your résumé professional, error free, ordered logically? Are you using a standard font and formatting? Does your résumé describe how you went above and beyond in previous roles, or does it just list job duties? Employers want to know what you can do for them. Show them where and how you went above and beyond.
How are you laying out your cover letter? Are you responding directly to the requirements listed in the job posting? Here is a quick format you can use for your cover letter:
-introduce yourself, mention specific job you are applying for, and state what attachments (your résumé) you have included for their review.
Sell Yourself In Relation To The Job
-you should start off by writing about why you are interested in this job, and why you would be a good fit. Refer back to the posting and let them know that you have experience in/are good at whatever they require. Don't include extraneous information, focus on the requirements in the posting. Don't regurgitate your resume.
Thank them for taking the time to review your material, give your contact info and the best time to reach you (best to keep that as broad as possible), and write that you look forward to speaking to them in further detail about the position. (Also - is your vmail message professional sounding?)
It's important to keep your cover letter as succinct as possible. It should never be more than 1/2 page at 11-12pt font, especially since you don't have a large experience base at the moment. This is the first thing that employers see, make sure it's stellar!
Hope this helps!