I'm curious to hear others input on the impact my name has on prospective jobs. I have a strange first name. It's Mouse. Really, lol.
Once I get a job, it usually works well for me. It is hard to forget. Even my Alzheimer's folks can remember it or something close enough to it.
But getting an interview seems terribly hard! (It took me almost 2 years to get hired as an LNA)
I have my LNA license and repeatedly applied to the local hospital for a position in geriatric care. Even with 4 years of LTC and home care experience I kept getting letters back staying that I met the qualifications but they hired someone else.
I'm wondering now that I am entering nursing school (and getting married soon) should I change my name before getting my license? Should I put an initial only on my applications? Or maybe go by my middle name for work purposes? Am I being silly thinking my name could hurt my chances for an interview?