Why Wont They Hire Me

  1. Hey everybody! I've been an RN for almost 8 years now. I have experience in med-surg 3years, telemetry, surgical progressive care, prior military nurse 4years, and primary care coordinator less than 1 year. I am 30 years old and I will be moving out to a more rural area soon which will make commuting to hospital or clinic very difficult. I'm trying so hard to find a job in something like utilization review or case management and possibly work from home to expand my knowledge of case management and avoid dreadful traffic. I have spoken with a few recruiters from insurance companies and have even done some interviews. Everytime I interview, it seems like everything is going great! Even the recruiters are encouraging and excited to have me join their team. I really want to expand my care coordination skills and dive into case management or utilization review. I'm always sure to mention this during my interviews. I make it perfectly clear that I am willing to take a cut in pay to accept the job. For whatever reason I have been turned down twice! I don't know why this is my age? Experience? HELP please! Thanks
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   LibertarianNurse
    I'm sorry this is happening for you. Have you asked the recruiters or hiring managers what prevented you from getting the job? Some times its as simple as some one else with more experience exactly in line with the job had come along. Perhaps the positions you applied for were pulled too. Maybe it has nothing to do with you and your experience. 30 is not considered old either in the nursing world. If anything, it might help your chances of getting a non-hospital/clinical job because you have experience already. Best wishes.
  4. by   hppygr8ful
    Quote from JM17RN
    Hey everybody! I've been an RN for almost 8 years now. I have experience in med-surg 3years, telemetry, surgical progressive care, prior military nurse 4years, and primary care coordinator less than 1 year. I am 30 years old and I will be moving out to a more rural area soon which will make commuting to hospital or clinic very difficult. I'm trying so hard to find a job in something like utilization review or case management and possibly work from home to expand my knowledge of case management and avoid dreadful traffic. I have spoken with a few recruiters from insurance companies and have even done some interviews. Everytime I interview, it seems like everything is going great! Even the recruiters are encouraging and excited to have me join their team. I really want to expand my care coordination skills and dive into case management or utilization review. I'm always sure to mention this during my interviews. I make it perfectly clear that I am willing to take a cut in pay to accept the job. For whatever reason I have been turned down twice! I don't know why this is my age? Experience? HELP please! Thanks
    I once took a class in how to interview for a job. It was very helpful. They even did a series of mock interviews with actual hiring managers and then critiqued performance. You might look into You tube videos etc.

    It often comes down to a better qualified candidate. UR and Case management are not easy jobs. Very different from floor nursing and qualified candidates with experience will get first priority.

    Hppy
  5. by   Rachinq123
    Hi,
    I am 34 and have worked as a in case management, UM, supervisor of UM, and now contract consultant. I work from home and have a lot of experience with this subject matter.
    1. These positions are often National and there fore very competitive.
    2. Something you are saying during the interview process is causing you to not get the job. It's a harsh reality but true. When interviewing make sure that you focus on discharge planning if it is inpatient related and talk up your experience with that. If it is preservice review focus on your ability to follow policies and guidelines.
    3. Apply to everything. I had to take a pay
    cut to get my first UM job and ultimately it paid off. Ask to be hourly if possible and you will make more money because those positions normally need over time.
    good luck!
  6. by   JM17RN
    You guys are so helpful! Thanks for all of your advice

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