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- Apr 24, '12 by purplcavResend ones that you have sent out in the last 2 months. Indicate that there was an update (could be that your other resume went in File 13). or say that you applied several months ago and you didnt know if they received it. So you have another foot in the door! Good luck!
- Apr 24, '12 by cardiacrocksWe are so short staffed at my hospital, I live in upstate NY. I work in Sayre, PA my hospital is magnet and a great teaching hospital, Robert Packer Hospital. I work on a cardiac floor, currently we are short 11 RN's, just on my floor. If you want a job you might have to move, bottom line, here on the east coast they need nurses very bad. We have so many travelers it's ridiculous. Good luck in your journey. I worked as a restaurant manager and a waitress for over 20 years. You sound like you'd be an asset, don't be so down on yourself, there just aren't a lot of jobs for GN's where you live. I'm sure it's not you, it's the surplus of new grads coming out of school and getting the very few GN positions that are available. Keep us posted, i love your sense of humor you are going to need it to be a nurse.
- Apr 24, '12 by ixchelYou are very charismatic! I say don't just stick with the resume. Call to discuss it. Send a thank you card afterward (spell checked of course lol). And if that doesn't work, wait 6 months and try again at all of these same places with a cleaner resume. If they really are getting that many apps in Cali, they'll probably forget you were typo girl, and you can let your personality shine.
- Apr 24, '12 by andy3kI receive emails from nurses across my state every day. I assure you that spelling and grammar are not at the top of anyone's list, at least in an everyday setting. *grin* Yes, mistakes in a resume are not the best demonstration of excellence. On the other hand, you are not applying to work as a publicist or grant writer ... your medical skills are of utmost importance. Maybe the people who got your incorrect resume will see past it.
- Apr 24, '12 by heartNICUI loved your post.. you are hilarious!
And don't worry, after reading my cover letter literally HUNDREDS of times, I've recently discovered how "detail-orientated" I am. (I did have a phone interview last week, so there is definitely hope!)
P.S. I'm also a beer snob!
- Good job on snagging the phone interview!. LOL at the beer snob comment. I honestly don't remember the last time I had a domestic beer (and it's NOT because I drank too much). I'm just picky. (Guinness, Spaten Munich, Oberdorfer, Singha, and an occasional red stripe)
- Apr 24, '12 by JenLPN001Have to say I love the sense of humor you have about the entire situation. That'll take you far in nursing!! As far as typos... you show me one person who swears they've never sent out a document with any mistakes... well... never say never. I'm constantly being asked to proof stuff where I work and I think it's hilarious.... they ask the person with dyslexia to proof read!! Doesn't say much for where I work, does it? Seriously though, keep your chin up, keep on plugging away and remember, it sometimes takes a while to go through a huge stack of resumes.
- Apr 24, '12 by nursel56Quote from jadelpnHa! I concur with this! When I was writing my resume years ago to re-enter nursing (we just filled out paper applications in the old days) my then young-teenage daughter asked me "why aren't you using bullet points? You don't know how to make bullet points???I HATE it when that happens!! I have an off the wall suggestion....put it in front of your kids. Specially whichever one may be good at their English class. They have to (if like my 18 yo) write and re-write papers, have taken the state test thing to graduate, college apps are requiring at least 2 essays, etc. etc. so they happen to be a bit of "experts" on the art of writing--fresh in their mold-able brains...I would even go so far as to say to them.....how would YOU write my resume? My cover letter, and let them have at it then. (and if your house is anything like mine, enjoy that cold Guiness and thank heaven that you have an hour or so of no eye rolling, sighing, or fresh mouth. ). Wishing you all the best!!
. . .<sigh> <rolleyes> "Give me that thing . . ." In such a case I was perfectly happy to overlook the sigh/rolleyes and pass the baton.