So out of desperation, I tried something new today. Instead of just sending my apps into the void also known as the recruiting office, I took time going around to a couple of places I've applied and asked to speak with a nursing manager/DNP or the like.
Out of the three places I went to I was not able to speak with anybody other than the person at the front desk. This was expected. What did happen was that I was able to obtain the names and email addresses of the nurse manager. These bits of information, for the most part, are not available online.
So, my plan is to start emailing a few of the nurse managers directly, to quickly introduce myself, provide my resume, and say 'thank you', or something of the sort. What I'm really trying to do is cut out the middle man/woman
My question, has anybody taken this approach? What was your result? Would you advise against this level of assertive/aggressiveness?