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- by tammy_zeidan09 Nov 2, '12So I am in nursing school and still work part time as a CNA on the weekends. I work at a LTC facility and I like it..compared to places I have completed clinicals at and places poeple tell me about. It really is a great facility and I am happy to work there.
However I truly want to be in a hospital. That is a major goal of mine. I would love the experienceto be a patient care tech/CNA at a hospital. I have been applying to SO MANY hospitals for SOOO MANY positions. I have modified my resume too many times to count, and added things I feel makes me a strong canidate. I never even had one phone call from a hospital! =[
I want to volunteer during my breaks [my schedule is so chaotic now] just to feel for the hospital setting. However I actually want to WORK. I want to be involved in patient care in an acute setting not just "watch" or be in the way.
I am feeling so discouraged since I have applied to countless positions and no one calls back..I feel like it's luck of the draw.
I worry that once I graduate, I won't be able to find a job in the hospital. I mean of course I will take what I can get, but my heart is working in an acute setting.
Any suggestions for increasing my odds of getting an intvw? Has anyone been in the same boat?
I have added that I am a nursing student, and have cna experience for over a year and have done my clinicals at hospitals..I have attached cover letters..I thought that was a shoe in for my resume to stand out..
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- Nov 2, '12 by BostonFNPHave you contacted the nurse managers on the floors you did clinical rotations on?
- Nov 3, '12 by tammy_zeidan09Nope, I was told contacting HR and letting them know I dropped off a resume and wanting to know the status helps. I did that and she totally turned me away. She said we'll look at it when we look at it. After that I felt like maybe I shouldn't call anymore
- Nov 3, '12 by old_dudeQuote from tammy_zeidan09Who told you that? Before I was a nursing student, I worked in a hospital HR (it was that job that gave me the nursing bug, and loosing that job was one of the best things that ever happened to me).Nope, I was told contacting HR and letting them know I dropped off a resume and wanting to know the status helps. I did that and she totally turned me away. She said we'll look at it when we look at it. After that I felt like maybe I shouldn't call anymore
The HR staff is too busy and has too many applications to respond to applicant dropping by, it just won't help.
- Nov 3, '12 by tammy_zeidan09Really?! Hmm...I've actually heard that way more than once!
Good to know from the other side!