How I got my dream job! - page 11

by tokyoROSE

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I have been waiting to post this for a long time! I hope this information will help anyone looking for a job. Some background info - I graduated with high honors December 2011, got licensed February 15th. I had applied to a... Read More

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    Congratulations! This gives great hope to us still looking. You are awesome! good work!
    If it's not too much trouble, could you please PM me your letter as well. Thank you!
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    Love this! Awesome tips. I start bursing school in Jan, but I will keep these tips in mind for the future
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    @tokyorose that is so awesome!! I am currently looking for jobs and applying everywhere with no luck at all. I am starting to get down on myself and really frustrated. I love the technique you shared. Would you mind private messaging me the letter you sent to the DON. And also do you have any suggestions on what answers are good when they ask you about your strengths and weaknesses? My email is
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    @tokyorose maybe my cover letter just isn't that good and doesn't stand out of the crowd. You said that you think your cover letter is really good. Would you mind private messaging me that as well for a reference?
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    I am in the same boat you were in..unfortunately. All my classmates are getting jobs and I don't even get called for an interview!!! So incredibly frustrating!! I also graduated at the top of my class, but I now realize that it means nothing.I just did the whole stalker style email to a nurse manager. Hopefully I will hear something. I have a ?..did you get any callbacks or offers from hospitals that did not have any active positions listed? There is a local hospital that I would do anything I can do to work at, but they have had no active job opportunities posted for almost a year. This is the hosp that I just did the stalker email to s nurse manager...I just don't know if its worth it to keep doing w other unit managers of the same hosp if they are not hiring. What do you think?
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    All I want to say is thank you for sharing this tokyoROSE!
    Last edit by penny0982 on Jan 26
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    I am applying to a new grad program where the application period does not close until 2/5. Is it worth it to send an email now, or should I just wait until it closes? I'm thinking of sending it now just to put a seed in the managers head. Honestly, this tip to get a job sounds amazing. Its so simple that I brushed it aside thinking "they want to hear my voice". Obviously they like email a lot better, since I guess it is "harder" to do.
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    I posted this two years ago and I apologize for not returning any sooner to answer questions. Life as a new grad definitely kept me busy! Anyway, I'm so glad to hear that my story is still helping you guys in your job hunt.

    Everyone who has asked for my DON letter: It is an ATTACHMENT at the end of my very first post. It gets lost in there because things are all jumbled, but I swear it's there.

    @ nc12: Complete your application with HR, then send the email to the DON.

    @ Loque: YES email the floors you're interested in. This is exactly what I did since my hospital has the nurse residency for new grads. I don't know if it is annoying to them to get emails on top of hundreds of new grad apps, but clearly it didn't matter because I got responses the next business day! That is better than sitting around waiting...and waiting...and waiting.

    @ Maddox: I did not apply to any hospitals with no active job listing. If you're actively job hunting, I don't see why you should limit yourself only to organizations with active job listings. I wouldn't say that I would focus on it, but I wouldn't give up hope either. If a manager is impressed with what they see, they may keep you in mind for future positions.

    @ Mr Cooper: YES!! Email your DONs ASAP no matter the deadline!! It does not hurt to show them your qualifications ahead of the game.
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    tokyoROSE - I absolutely loved your post and put me in a better mood about finding a job! You've totally lifted my spirits today, so thank you! I was wondering what you would recommend putting on the subject line of the emails to DON? I can't seem to think of anything that would stick out.