Don't Make this Job Search Blunder

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    Abbie, an RN, was unhappy with her job, so she submitted her resignation. She was sure she'd have no trouble finding a new position because of the nursing shortage in her area.

    She emailed cover letters to dozens of potential employers and attached her resume to each one. Two weeks later, Abbie was dismayed and bewildered that she had not received even one request for an interview.

    Finally she received a message from a prospective employer that explained the reason she hadn't heard from anyone else.

    It read: "Your resume was not attached as stated. I do, however, want to thank you for the vegetable lasagna recipe."
  2. Visit  tnbutterfly profile page

    About tnbutterfly, BSN, RN

    tnbutterfly has 'More than 35 years' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Parish Nsg, Disaster Nsg, Peds, Med-Surg'. From 'TN'; Joined Jun '06; Posts: 22,855; Likes: 14,385.

    11 Comments so far...

  3. Visit  VivaLasViejas profile page
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    BWAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
    timmedico, joanna73, conroenurse, and 1 other like this.
  4. Visit  NurseAmie profile page
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    I've sent out few of my own, without secret family receipes, even , and have neard nothing. Can anybody tell me why it's socially acceptable, in America, to ask for aplicants and then to not even ackowledge that you even received them, much less to tell them 'thanks but no thanks'? I hear it's a rude custom peculiar to America. And it's not as though I sent in my information for a job that would normally receive 100's or 1000's of interested applicants. Ten would be my best guess.
    Luv2BAnurse, joanna73, BrandonLPN, and 4 others like this.
  5. Visit  amygarside profile page
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    Funny one!
  6. Visit  Psychtrish39 profile page
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    scary to think about... gonna double check LOL gave me a laugh though...
    NurseGLC likes this.
  7. Visit  conroenurse profile page
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    OMG, I busted my butt laughing so hard. SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING I'D DO!
    timmedico, NurseGLC, and brian like this.
  8. Visit  katielea profile page
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    Reminds me of this woman, who instead of attaching a resume, accidentally attached a picture of a crazy-eyed Nic Cage:

    Accidental Nic Cage Resume Is Amazing (PICTURE)
    J.A.B.,RN and LTCNS like this.
  9. Visit  HeartNursing3 profile page
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    You would be surprised. I have a friend that works in HR at a local hospital and she said they get 100-500 applicants for every open position.

    Quote from NurseAmie
    I've sent out few of my own, without secret family receipes, even , and have neard nothing. Can anybody tell me why it's socially acceptable, in America, to ask for aplicants and then to not even ackowledge that you even received them, much less to tell them 'thanks but no thanks'? I hear it's a rude custom peculiar to America. And it's not as though I sent in my information for a job that would normally receive 100's or 1000's of interested applicants. Ten would be my best guess.
  10. Visit  KimyCocoPuff profile page
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    My manager received an application that stated the applicant received her "Bachelorette in Nursing"....
    opdahlamber, silverbat, and timmedico like this.
  11. Visit  NurseGLC profile page
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    This was one of my worst nightmares when I was job hunting!!!!
  12. Visit  qestout profile page
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    It does bother me to apply for positions, revealing my personal information to places, without any sort of response. I've followed up on many, asking "Hoping you've received my application. Please let me know if you have, or if I can provide anything further", w/o any response. What do they do with the info? It's not right! You get nothing. No, thanks for your interest. No, we've selected another. Nothing!
    Another bothersome feature: the online resume at whatever website.
  13. Visit  hecallsmeDuchess profile page
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    LOL! That was funny, poor Abbie...


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