Would you apply?

  1. I applied for a position as an RN and had 1 phone interview and 2 in person. Did not get the job. They have an opening again, now 5 months later. Can I apply again? I really want this job! Also, just not sure who to use for personal references which I'm thinking is probably the reason I didn't get the job last time (horrible I know but one of my references was unavailable at the time they were trying to contact them and didn't know til to late). The nurses I would like to use that I feel know my work ethic best (have only worked as RN for 1 year), I'm just not sure I can trust to keep from telling other coworkers that am applying elsewhere. At this point, I really don't want my supervisor to know am applying even though I'm considering doing both. Any thoughts?
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   brithoover
    Definitely apply again and do not tell your coworkers. I applied for my dream job over 15 times in a 2 year span and I finally got the job!
  4. by   hiddencatRN
    Apply again. Are there really no nurses you work with you feel can be discreet? Reference checking is ime usually the last thing they do- if they get that far they usually plan to offer you the job so I'm surprised that they didn't let you know they were having trouble contacting your reference if that was the issue.
  5. by   beeker
    The EXACT position opened up again within 5 months? Red flag to me! What is so bad about it that the staff did not stay. If it is a similar position on the same type of unit or whatnot, I'd go ahead and reapply. But proceed with caution.
  6. by   Cls62011
    Thanks for the replies! I'm deffinetly going to apply again just going to make sure I have references lined up this time around. Will deffinetly proceed with caution, that's why plan to keep my current job for awhile or go casual there so I have something if it's not working out there.
  7. by   klone
    Quote from beeker
    The EXACT position opened up again within 5 months? Red flag to me! What is so bad about it that the staff did not stay. If it is a similar position on the same type of unit or whatnot, I'd go ahead and reapply. But proceed with caution.
    If it's a unit with several nurses, that doesn't seem like a red flag to me. People move, switch jobs, get promoted, etc. There are a lot of reasons why a staff nurse position would have another opening 5 months later.

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