Should I go see the Nurse Manager of the floors I am applying to?
- 0Jun 25, '13 by bostonRN2013Hi Everyone,
I am a new graduate nurse and I am currently job hunting. Some people have recommended that I go and give the nurse manager my resume in person to express my interest, and others have said I should email the nurse manager my resume/cover letter. Does anyone have an opinion on this? Regardless I know I need to do more than simply submit my resume online to HR, but I can't decide if these other things are actions that might annoy a nurse manager or come off as too stalker-ish? Thoughts?
Thank you in advance!
- 0Jun 26, '13 by HouTx GuideDepends upon the accepted culture at your organization. Are they very hierarchical, structured & formal? If so, you need to follow the policy and procedure exactly as it is written. If you are in a less formal environment, it's probably OK to talk to them. Keep in mind that when you talk to them, your own manager will be informed also - they are colleagues, and it would be pretty shady to talk to one another's employee without divulging that information in an open and above-board manner.
Inter-departmental transfers are very common. It's always a better option than losing a valued employee who wants a change - to a different area/department. Make sure you don't badmouth anyone in your current department. Not only can I can guarantee that it will get back to them, but it marks you as "unprofessional".
Best of luck to you.
- 1Jun 26, '13 by llg GuideAssuming you are not now working for the hospital in another capacity ...
Don't just "drop in" on a busy manager. Making a nuisance of yourself is not a good way to start a relationship. Submit your application through the appropriate channels ... and if you would like ... I think it would be OK to mail a copy of your resume (brief -- not a whole portfolio) to the manager in question along with a nice brief cover letter stating that you have recentely applied for a position on their unit and are just following up to assure that your materials do not get lost within the system. You might also include a sentence or two about why you would like to work in that specific department.
More than that and you risk eliminating yourself from the competition.