450 Resumes sent. 0 call backs. - page 2

by lsid16

Hey guys, I'm not here to complain or whine about no job. I know it'll come soon. I was just wondering if there is something wrong with my resume. I graduated May 2012 with an ADN in Illinois, with no nursing experience except... Read More


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    I think you should start with a resume overhaul and also a few good cover letters tailored to the fields you are trying for.
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    I'm a Dec 2012 new grad. Soon after passing the board, I got ACLS, PALS, and NRP certification to make my resume look good. I have been working in the same place as floor manager for over 10 years, and during the meantime, I obtained a real estate license and open a small business while continue working. Yes, I was doing three jobs at the same time and decided to quit real estate to go to nursing school. Maybe my relentless self improvement is what caught HR's eyes. I got my first interview a month later from a skill nursing facility (not my first choice) and was hired on the spot for part time position. I continue to apply PT/FT at the hospital that I want to work at and stating that I'm working on the BSN. Few weeks later, I got a call from the hospital for an interview next week. Don't be discouraged, keep your head up, and I'm sure your hard work will pay off.
    moonkid likes this.
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    Stupid question, but are you calling the nurse recruiter one week after putting your applications in and selling yourself over the phone. Leave a message. It's all about selling yourself to get an interview. That's how I eventually got a job. You just keep calling and calling. Maybe even dress up and bring ur resume directly to the nurse recruiter and say hi I've applied online and contacted you via phone and I wanted to stop in in person to put a face to the resume and express my great interest in your hospital because online applying gets everyone nowhere unless you follow up. Good luck.
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    In the same boat.
    ADN with LPN experience.
    Applying for LTC, but no response so far
    Well, I know that I have to keep it trying.
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    Whoa. 450 resumes out? I'm so sorry you're going through this. But let me ask you this: have you applied elsewhere than Illinois? I had to move in order to get my first job - but my hospital paid my moving expenses, gave me amazing training, and paid for me and my husband to live in a completely free house for 6 weeks. And it's a great hospital to work for. My best advice? Do what you have to do to move (I did). You don't want to become an "old" new grad RN. Start an online RN-BSN program through your state's public university, would it be U Illinois Chicago or something? (read: do not overpay or go to a second-class school!). Best of luck to you.
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    I'm curious about 450 resumes - you are trying the shotgun approach. Where in IL are you that there are 450 new grad / entry level jobs even available??

    Are you applying though a 'Monster'- type site, or are you looking directly at the actual jobs posted by healthcare institutions? I always feel the direct approach is the best.


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