How I got my dream job! - page 7

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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    mo2rn,

    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.
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    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.
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    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 rose8889@aol.com
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    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.
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    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...
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    I took a position in telemetry with the largest healthcare organization in my state and I LOVE IT!! :heartbeat
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    Just discovered this thread, congrats on the job. I would also like a copy of the letter you sent to the DON. Any bit of help I can get is welcomed. Thanks!

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    Quote from 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.

    Thanks so much for the advice.
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    I can't believe how hard it was for you to find a job despite good resumes/coverletters. I am finding my self in the same boat, except I am not exactly on top of the class. Are you by chance a minority? Sorry if that question comes off as offensive but How an ethnic-sounding name may affect the job hunt - The Globe and Mail
    according to that article... idk might explain of ppl's reasons why that they arent getting any callbacks without being proactive..
    Last edit by panpan on May 10, '12
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    Congratulations on getting a job that you wanted. You were smart and used unique strategies in getting an interview.

    I am without a job and its difficult to find a job in my specialty working on a day or evening shift. Most of the hospitals around where I live offer rotating shifts. I dislike working night shift, as I already have experience working this shift, but I would hate it even more to work rotating shifts. It sounds like torture to me.

    There is this hospital nearby me that has openings in my specialty on the day shift. I already filled out the online application but I am not sure if it has been forwarded to the nurse recruiter. I was thinking of calling her on Monday but sending her an email today or tomorrow sounds like an even better idea. I was actually able to get that information on this website. What do you suggest I do and/or say in the email?


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