I've been applying/stressing for about 4+ (going on 5) months now.
On September 7th I went for my first nursing interview... and I was overjoyed that I was finally called.
I prepared for the interview, researched and roleplayed. I felt the interview went decent- they were really easy going. I dropped off a Thank You card the next day.
They said the successful applicants will be called in 2 weeks... (well it will be 2 weeks tomorrow) I haven't heard anything...
so, with everything this has become rather discouraging and a huge hit to my self confidence. It was a Nursing Resource Team position. With an awesome orientation phase.... and they had a new grad program.
It felt like a perfect fit.
A lot of people from my graduating class got jobs at this hospital... and I keep thinking What am I doing wrong...
Also... I networked and had a great time at my pre-grad clinical rotation. They told me about a new floor opening up and that I should apply because I will most likely get called. They all reassured me like crazy. I spoke to the manager, she wrote my name down.
I applied... Never got called for an interview BUT my male classmate did. He's never even stepped foot in that hospital....
So, I'm just trying to not let this get to me and push me into a rut.
Something eventually has got to give right?
Hope this doesn't turn into a year of this.....
In November I have to start making payments to my student loan. My stress levels are through the roof- it keeps me up at night and is becoming all I can think about
Has anyone been in my shoes?? Any advice
I also have registered for an ACLS and EKG course... (I was hoping that this would set me apart... but I have to wait for them to get the scheduling straight) another stressor
After being laid off/unemployed for 3 months (something I never thought would happen to me) I am now in the weird position of trying to sift through resumes for a co-worker. I love my job and my boss, a non-nurse, has asked me to narrow 57 resumes down to a manageable 5 for interview/potential hire.
I can absolutely guarantee there is often a random factor/luck involved. My boss will never see the 52 resumes I reject. So, if I prefer BSNs? The ADNs/diploma grads get weeded out. If I screen for helpful experiences, another cut. Asked for too much money?? Another cut, and so on.
I would say do apply for jobs for which you are qualified. 12 of the RNs who applied for our opening have only neonate or peds experience. The job is in Occupational Health!
On the gender issue...I once had to wait an additional 6 weeks to be hired for a government job so that my boss could prove she tried to hire a nurse who was male. The affirmative action committee insisted.
Last edit by Quickbeam on Sep 20, '11
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