How I Got My Dream Job! - page 5

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... Read More

  1. by   AN1324
    thank you for the post! what state are you from?
  2. by   jellybean0583
    Hey tokyoROSE. I followed your advice and I did email various DON and CNOs. I got some replies back and they said they would forward my message, resume and cover letter to the hiring director, nursing recruiter, etc. I have not heard anything back from them. What should I do? Should I email the DON and CNOs again or would that sound desperate? Thanks!
  3. by   tokyoROSE
    How long has it been?
  4. by   jellybean0583
    Quote from tokyoROSE
    How long has it been?
    I emailed them 3/25 and the ones who replied back did on 3/26 or 3/27 and if I do send an email again, what should I say without sending desperate. Thanks. Btw, have you started work? How is it?
  5. by   tokyoROSE
    I wouldn't email them back. I feel that DONs are not procrastinators, they tend to stick to their word. So let things fall into place. The reason I say this is because I got a call last week for an interview for a job I applied to in December. Go ahead and keep emailing other DONs. I've had a full week of orientation, it is a lot to take in, and I'm excited to be on the floor next week. Everyone has been so wonderful and the more I learn about the organization, the more I'm reassured that I made the right decision. Thanks for asking and I hope that you get that call soon!
  6. by   MamaEthan
    Congratulation. Your story is very inspiring. Can you please PM your email to the DONs as well to me?
  7. by   jomajoma
    Hi MamaEthan, the email is actually attached to the beginning of this thread...
  8. by   mo2rn
    Tokyorose I first have to say congratulations, you have made a tremendous effort and it paid off. You have been so generous even after getting a position you still return to answer questions and give feedback. Well i am a ADN graduate since June 2011 and i am yet to enter the world of nursing, i passed my boards in July of 2011. Since it has been difficult i decided to return to school and obtain my BSN so i am in the process.I am at such a cross roads as i am still doing my non-nursing job while going to school so i am feeling as though i should wait until i finish my BSN to resume my job search. Not too sure if this is a good idea as i will be 18 months without a job. Oh i am so . Well i am very excited to use your tips and hopefully it will land me my dream job.
  9. by   tokyoROSE

    Thank you, this is the least I can do to give back to the AN community for being a great resource for me through nursing school, NCLEX, and landing a job. I am sorry you haven't had much luck. Aside from sending in resumes, what else have you done? I do recommend that you volunteer, perhaps at a hospital where you would like to land a job, or somewhere that you can be hands-on (think free clinic). It makes a huge difference. If you want to take it a step further, be active in a nursing organization by being on a committee or running for office. You can also get ACLS certified if you see positions that require it.
  10. by   phillycpnp-pc
    That's awesome congrats! I'm an experienced nurse and looking for a new job because i am not happy at my current one. I have applied to many positions online and feel like my resume went into the wind. I am going to try this tactic.
  11. by   phillycpnp-pc
    Thanks for all the great info. would you mind sending me the email you sent the DON? Also i have the nurse recruiter's email should i email her ? or just try and find the nurse managers directly? did u write to several nurse mangers at the same facility? I am asking because i applied to 4 positions at the same hospital.

    thanks so much my email is
  12. by   tokyoROSE
    PedsNP2013, that email is attached to my first post. Look for it, it's easy to miss. I suppose it would not hurt to email the nurse recruiter, but aim high and go for the nurse manager. I did state in my post to email nurse managers of every floor in every hospital you want a job at. So yes, I emailed 6 DONs in the same hospital because they all make hiring decisions separately.
  13. by   candiRN79
    Good read, and I have been out of school for years! Good luck with your new job. What type of job did you decide on? You left us hanging...