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- Aug 19, '12 by Cfmom3As a nurse manager i can tell you i have no idea who applies unless i contact HR. So if someone gives me a name to look out for or calls me, it helps when i talk to HR and the applications are sent to me for review. If it anything like our organization and application is online, they are all screened before ever going to the manager. Call her.
- Aug 19, '12 by sauconyrunnerQuote from StcroixI would NOT do this. it is too unpredictable. You show up, unannounced, knock on the door, and you have no idea what's going on it this persons day. People do not like surprises and I can tell you a lot depends on their mood at the moment. When you show up and knock on a door, you run the risk of 1. interrupting another interview, 2. interrupting a disciplinary meeting, or employee eval, Interrupting a meeting, etc.Personally, I would take a copy of the letter and resume and go to the hospital, ask around and find her office, knock on the door and...."Hello, I am whitey fisk. I don't want to take up much of your time, but I wanted to put a face with the resume I sent in a couple weeks ago. I would be my pleasure to have an opportunity to work here. I believe I could bring a lot to the job. Thank you for your time." Hand her the papers and start to leave and hope you get an interview. What have you got to lose, what do you gain?
I'd call the NM, or I'd call HR and just ask for an update on the position. Hiring seems to go so slow when you are on the waiting end! Good Luck!
- Aug 19, '12 by JolieI agree with the previous poster and would go a bit further to say that most managers' offices are located on the clinical unit which they manage. These are not public areas of a hospital and should be accessed only by people with express permission to be there (patients, family members, clergy, students, etc.) If a candidate had shown up unannounced at the door of my office on the patient care unit, I would have escorted him/her out the door and made a note on his/her application NOT to interview.
This would be a serious breech of security, not to mention courtesy and good judgement.
- Aug 19, '12 by joslinai would definatly call!!! it shows you are really interested. she doesnt know if your husbands co-worker gave you her name or the lady at switchboard did! go for it!
Quote from whitey_fiskHi there,
So, here is my story. I am new to town and have a connection to a local hospital; like many places, in this town competition is still pretty fierce. My husband's co-worker's wife works there. His wife put in a word for me...she said she knows the nurse manager well. She spoke to the NM, and the NM said she received many applications but that she would take a look at mine. That was a little over two weeks ago. His wife told me the nurse manager's name, but did not supply her direct extension. I obviously know the unit, so I was considering calling to speak with her just once to say, "hello, my name is blah blah blah, and I applied a few weeks ago. Blah blah blah." I realize I'll probably get voicemail anyway. This position is still listed as "active application" online. I don't want to burn any bridges, either with this connection or the NM. The HR website does specifically state they will not supply nurse manager information; I obviously know the information, but I don't want to be breaking any rules even before I am hired. I'm wondering if she looked at my resume and it wasn't what she was looking for, so she moved on. Should I call? I meet the qualifications listed online and I do have experience. I don't have my bachelors, but I have applied to a B.S.N. program in the meantime hoping this will help.
Thanks for any feedback.
- Aug 19, '12 by Art_VandelayThanks again! I will give her a call. While I appreciate the advice, I tend to agree with the posters with regards to not going to her office. My former nurse manager's office was in an administrative part of the building that required a badge even to access. Not to mention, it may be perceived as rude since nurse managers are very busy even for current employees.