Dropping off application in person?

  1. I'm interested in applying to a pediatric LTC/recovery center and was considering dropping off the application in person. They are a smaller facility, so their application process isn't the standard online application as you would see with big hospital facilities. Their career section has a download link for a PDF version of their application. There is also a link saying to click here to see which positions are available on Indeed.com. They are currently hiring for an RN, and seeing that they are a small facility, I was considering dropping off the application/portfolio in person.

    Has anybody done this before? Advice for or against doing this? Should I ask for hiring manager, or give to HR? Anything?
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   imhorsemackerel
    You could probably call them and ask if you can speak to HR. From there you can mention about being interested in the position and you would like to drop of your application, resume, cover letter, etc. And I guess ask who they can leave it with. I dropped off a couple of applications in person. I never heard from them, but I'm sure you'll have more luck than I did
  4. by   KarenMS
    I work for a small pediatric LTC facility that would be perfectly fine with a resume dropped off in person. But that's just my anecdote!
  5. by   chocolatebuns
    thanks for the input @imhorsemackerel and @karenMS! I ended up submitting it via email to HR and have not heard from them yet. Would it be too much to also go in to facility and drop off for manager?
  6. by   llg
    If you decide to drop it off in person, be sure you are well-dressed and prepared to be judged on your appearance and behavior. Anyone you interact will may comment in your personnel file.
  7. by   amoLucia
    Quote from llg
    If you decide to drop it off in person, be sure you are well-dressed and prepared to be judged on your appearance and behavior. Anyone you interact will may comment in your personnel file.
    I can't YES YES YES this enough!

    OP, pretend like you were ready to go for a real interview (and be nice to the front desk receptionist).
  8. by   Krissymvp
    I would suggest reaching out to the hiring manager via email stating that you applied online and wanted to confirm that your resume was received, as you are very interested in this particular RN position. Showing up unannounced is a disruption in the recruiter's day and may imply that you can't follow directions. I suspect they provided an email with where to submit your application via the website or through Indeed. Do a little research and get a contact in HR to follow up with. Sometimes the Indeed post will list a contact.
  9. by   amoLucia
    Krissymvp - After re-reading OP's post, I think your response is a better one. If OP were to just to drop off her resume is ONE THING, but to expect an impromptu interview from a busy HR would be presumptuous and most prob UNWELCOME.

    Don't want to open that nasty can of worms.

    Off the cuff here - isn't it a neat thing here on AN that multiple responses incurs more thought from respondents. Can be a total changing point of view.
    TY Krissy

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