How I Got My Dream Job! - page 8

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   nursingstudent2013
    Thanks so much for the advice! I will be using these tips when I start my job hunt soon! Congrats on the job!
  2. by   nc12
    Hi Thank you for this wonderful advice now I just have one question. Do you do this after you have filled out an application in the facility or hospital or just go straight to the DON and send your cover letter and resume. Please respond to me haha I am an LPN and its so hard looking for a job. Godbless you!
  3. by   yadiene
    I am feeling just the way you felt right now,Got good grades best clinical awards have been applying for the past 5 months nothing, thanks for posting this, gives me some hope...
  4. by   dashingdiva
    THIS WORKS! I got my dream job offer (a full time position in a behavioral health unit of a university hospital) by doing this! will be signing the acceptance paperworks tomorrow! THANK YOU SO MUCH! ><
  5. by   Loque
    I really liked reading about this method, and I definitely think it's a way to make a applicant stand out, and probably bypass a few of the 'hoops' in the application process.

    Many of the hospitals around me have these 'Nurse Residency" programs for their new graduate nurses. Do you think emailing the nurse managers on floors I am interested with may help them look at my application closer? Will it annoy them when they are already flooded with new grad apps?
  6. by   estrellaCR
    You can try to email the Nurse Managers but there is no guarantee it will work. Most just reply "I am forwarding this to the HR Department".
  7. by   Loque
    Thanks for your reply. I was thinking along the same wavelength when it came to these programs.
  8. by   RNemma
    Good for you for making this happen! Awesome work! I just wanted to say that I agree with your point about making your resume only one page. I was applying for dozens of positions with a 2 page resume because I thought it showed a had a ton of experience. After having absolutely no luck, I reduced it to one page with only the very minimum, relavent information. I had three interviews scheduled in a week.

    Congrats again!
  9. by   Jay1961
    Regarding the verification of emails part, I would like to add up that I use this page that allows to verify emails in bulk instead of one by one as tokyoROSE explained. The website URL is Free Email Verifier 2012.
    Yes, it's actually FREE as it's sponsored by advertisers
  10. by   studentnurse1985
    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!
  11. by   2k15NurseExtern4u
    Love this! Awesome tips. I start bursing school in Jan, but I will keep these tips in mind for the future
  12. by   msosinski
    @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
  13. by   msosinski
    @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?