Quote from Annointed_RNStudent
I am a minority male nurse that applied for a job in a pred. white area with the minority population being (3%), I applied in NICU, Peds and PICU, All new grad internships, and I didn't get offers for either of the three jobs. I interviewed well, and the managers all told me they were impressed, one even told me she was sure that I would get an offer. After that One nurse manager invited me back to work with one of her nurses, then I did a shadow in another unit. I can't believe that people would pretend that you did really well, and know in their minds that they aren't going to hire you? Can anyone help me as to why they think I may have not gotten any of these three positions?
I have to agree with Jolie on this one. It is easy to look for "other" reasons for not getting a job instead of realizing that there may have been other more qualified applicants. Besides, you forgot to mention the fact that you are "young." I don't think that was the issue either, but since you mention that you are "male" and "minority", you might as well add "young" as another possible reason.
Through reading several of your previous post. You seemed to be pretty "all over the map." You have a interest in living in a lot of different states. There is NOTHING wrong with that, but to a hiring manager, this may be a problem. Did you show any interest in "moving around (state to state)? This shows a lack of stability for the NM's unit.
Also, keep in mind that you shadowed at one unit and where asked to work with a nurse in another unit. Certainly, if this was about discrimination, they would have smiled and said "ok, we'll let you know if you got the job" and let you walk out the door. They obviously liked something about you, but maybe the next person that came in for an interview was more qualified, a better match, or knew someone that already works there. You also seem to have a passion for L&D. Maybe, the hiring manager picked up on that and thought you were going to use NICU, Peds and PICU as a second choice until you get the "real job you want (OB/GYN).
Also, You were a freshman nursing student of an ADN program in Fall 2005. So, did you already graduate? You stated you applied for "new grad internships." Are you a new grad already? If so, were you in an accelerated ADN program? If not, well then that may be why you didn't qualify for a new grad position.
IMHO, race is rarely that important. To presume that because an area is predominately white means they would discriminate against a minority is offensive. Don't believe everything you hear. America is full of wonderful people that don't "see" race.
I wish you all the best with your career and in life.