How far to push a high profile reference. - page 2

I just moved to a new city to be close to my family. There are two peds hospitals here and i have had a lot of trouble getting past HR despite my experience while job searching. I actually know a... Read More

  1. by   GaryRay
    Thanks that's really helpful.
  2. by   Leader25
    From my experience the Nurse mgrs get really ticked off when someone pulls strings for an employee interview etc.stay away.
  3. by   maxthecat
    Is it possible you came off as overqualified? Sometimes experience counts against you if the facility needs to watch costs. Maybe they could hire a couple of new grads for what they would have to pay you?
  4. by   GaryRay
    Quote from Leader25
    From my experience the Nurse mgrs get really ticked off when someone pulls strings for an employee interview etc.stay away.
    Ya I definitely learned that the hard way, I won't be making that mistake again. I figured out the reason I wasn't getting my application past HR was because of an algorithm after all. I found a website were you upload your resume and the job description you are applying for. It just reformats and rewords your resume to have all the trigger words the algorithms look for.

    At first I thought it was crap and my resume was better, but I applied to a different position with the same hospital and got an automated email that I was being considered. The opposite happened before. I've got interviews lined up and I'll be leaving my packets at home.

    Thanks everyone for the advice.
  5. by   GaryRay
    Quote from maxthecat
    Is it possible you came off as overqualified? Sometimes experience counts against you if the facility needs to watch costs. Maybe they could hire a couple of new grads for what they would have to pay you?
    I'm not really sure about this part. The market is so different in this city, most offers are about $10/hour less than I made in Houston. I just keep telling recruiters I expect to make less here and am more concerned with finding the "best fit" . Not sure if they think I'm ********ting but it's the truth. I'm going down a tax bracket no matter who hires me, so I want to work somewhere I'm happy at.
  6. by   nurse.san
    Quote from GaryRay
    Ya I definitely learned that the hard way, I won't be making that mistake again. I figured out the reason I wasn't getting my application past HR was because of an algorithm after all. I found a website were you upload your resume and the job description you are applying for. It just reformats and rewords your resume to have all the trigger words the algorithms look for.

    At first I thought it was crap and my resume was better, but I applied to a different position with the same hospital and got an automated email that I was being considered. The opposite happened before. I've got interviews lined up and I'll be leaving my packets at home.

    Thanks everyone for the advice.
    Hello, I'm in a similar situation and I really don't want my application to be passed over because of an algorithm. Could you please share the site?? Thank you in advance, your help would be very much appreciated!
  7. by   GaryRay
    Resunate: The Only Smart Online Resume Builder

    Works great you can even edit each line of the resume and it will rate how strong that line is based on the amount of trigger words it has, totally idiot proof. I start work on the 29th

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