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I'm freaking out!! This is my first big break after over 200 applications and I don't want this to slip away! What would the best thing for me to do????? Please help!
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- Oct 18, '12 by FilledWLoveSorry.. I definitely posted this in the wrong area . I'm so anxious I can't even focus!
- Oct 18, '12 by MeriwhenTrust me, I KNOW the feeling. Same thing happened to me as a new grad...and more than once too. You returned the call, now it's up to the recruiter to return it. I'd try calling once a day max--more frequently than that seems stalkerish.
In the meantime, try to take your mind off of the waiting for the return call. Focus on other job applications. Of if you can't do that, just unplug from the computer entirely and go out for a bit--get a change of scenery.
- Oct 18, '12 by erin527RNKeep calling!!! You can also get their email and email a reply about how you would love the opportunity to speak with them.....
- Oct 18, '12 by littlepeopleRNICUI agree, I would keep calling, but probably no more than once a day! Hopefully she is just super busy or had something come up. Don't lose faith and don't keep trying for other positions too!
- Oct 18, '12 by RN12PTLI have met some recruiters who only work part time. So don't take her not answering as a sign she's ignoring you or has moved on to a new applicant. Keep trying!! I also agree that if you can, email her. Call the main human resources number and ask if she is in, and then to be connected to her.
- Oct 18, '12 by FilledWLoveThank you for all the responses!!! and to tnbutterfly for moving it to the correct area haha woops!
I feel so much better and optimistic! Thank you allnurses family for all the support you've given me!! I will definitely take your advice! I've been trying to search online for her email but haven't found any luck. I called the hospital but they've told me that they can't give her email over the phone. I've found other employees emails though so I think I will try and guess what it is using the same format (it has worked in the past!). Thank you RN12PTL! Great idea! I will definitely try calling HR and then ask to be connected to her! Thank you to Meriwhen also! You've responded to so many of my posts! I really appreciate it!! I appreciate you all!!
- Oct 18, '12 by RNRACJust a thought...when you call every day or whatever DONT leave a message. If she picks up, great, if not....leaving a bunch of messages that have the same content will seem a little odd. You left one message, thats good. Dont leave one every time you call...
Good luck Let us know how it went.
- Oct 18, '12 by MeriwhenQuote from RNRACI totally forgot to mention that...and Lord knows how many times as a new grad I've called a recruiter that I missed and hung up when I got the voice-mail: I ought to have remembered!Just a thought...when you call every day or whatever DONT leave a message. If she picks up, great, if not....leaving a bunch of messages that have the same content will seem a little odd. You left one message, thats good. Dont leave one every time you call....