Quote from b_m_prosepct
I don't intend to call the facility back to followup. I did call back another nursing home to follow up the interview that I had about four weeks ago, and the DON said there is no current openings. That's too weird, if no opening, why calling me for an interview anyway. So I decide not to give follow up calls in interviews from now on.
Nothing like not trying to market yourself.
Passed your classes. Passed your boards.
You think/feel jobs will just land in your lap because you're a nurse? NOT!
Try these simple tips:
After submitting your application AND resume. Do some research on facility, managers and directors.
Helps to know the movers and shakers within an organization.
If you should be grated an interview be sure to have intelligent nursing related questions for them. Sell yourself to them. Get their attention. You have about 2 min to make an impression before things get stale.
Try thanking them for their time.
Give them some time and space to weigh your credentials and then to call you back.
Talk to a secretary. Find out the status on open positions.
Send your interviewer a thank you card within a couple days.
Show them that you're interested and sincere in your desire for employment without being a pest. One or two calls a week or so after an interview is plenty.
You need to get aggressive with job seeking and sharpen your interview skills. You might try a councilor with the local government jobs office (unemployment). Most places have some good information on writing resumes and interviews. Its free....
Better luck next time.