I'm the valedictorian of my class. I can write well, speak well, and interview well. I've taken at least 3 interview/career classes with different organizations in my lifetime. I've had my resume and cover letter professionally reviewed by HR people and a charge nurse. I've delivered some 100 resumes and counting over 6+ months. I don't smoke. I don't drink. I wear an expensive business suit. I arrive on time (early). If I have the chance to send in something concrete I put 10$ into a fancy portfolio, professional prints, and expedited shipping.
I don't care if I have to move and leave the house we just bought a year ago behind, though so far I've been canvassing my area and anywhere within an hour driving distance. I try to apply somewhere every day but often I apply lots of somewhere's. I would accept anything offered. I've applied to a couple out of state places.
So far I've had 3 interviews for one company competing for a residency. Its 15 days until the program starts and I haven't been called back yet.
I must be doing it wrong....
The only thing I can think of is I don't know the right people and I don't have any formal health care experience. I'm not sure where to go next. I could apply anywhere but that's a lot of options and I need some direction to narrow it down.
Any help, advice, or encouragement is appreciated.