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    hello everyone,
    In a hospital or LTC facility...

    Is it a waste of time to send a paper resume in HR office even if I already done submitting my online application ?

    pls share your experience or advice.

    thanks

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    Just a quick story here. My girlfriend graduated from an RN program in 2008. Looked for a job for 2 years! Placed online apps all over the place. Finally landed a job by walking in to HR of a hospital, asked for the nurse recruiter and handed her a paper resume. She got a call from a nurse manager 2 days later from the step down cardiac unit there. Has been there ever since!
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    Quote from rcarm01
    Just a quick story here. My girlfriend graduated from an RN program in 2008. Looked for a job for 2 years! Placed online apps all over the place. Finally landed a job by walking in to HR of a hospital, asked for the nurse recruiter and handed her a paper resume. She got a call from a nurse manager 2 days later from the step down cardiac unit there. Has been there ever since!
    hello rcarm, is a nurse recruiter the same as the HR Manager ?
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    Sometimes, hospitals have a separate recruiting department. It may be different from the HR. It may be part of the company, or an outsourced company.
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    Usually nurse recruiters work in the HR department or at least along side them, any hospital I've ever worked for they've always been apart of HR.
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    Depending on area many hospital systems moved recruiters & HR off site, in these cases going in person would be fruitless as there would be no one to give the resume to. You'd be redirected to the online process.

    The hospitals in my area do this to prevent bias in application selection. The facilities have signs that specifically state no in person applications accepted. All potential candidates for employment must submit an application online at ____. One has a kiosk where you can submit an application, kind of like Target has in store.
    The online application site also has a bolded statement that only online applications are accepted any unsolicited in person submissions will be automatically rejected.

    So if you went in person to a hospital in my area disregarding the above mentioned notices, you would be rejected outright, if you could find someone to take your papers

    This is the norm for my area.

    Other areas have nurse recruiters on site so going in person could be your key to success as others have posted.

    Ultimately, do your research. You don't want to lose an opportunity for not following the posted guidelines. You don't want to miss an opportunity that may be available to sell yourself in person.
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    The hospital I used to work for did all of their nurse recruitment through a company based out of Wisconsin. This was a North Carolina hospital. So... unless you wanted to hop on a plane to Wisconsin to hand someone your resume for a NC job, it was a little pointless to even try. Just do your homework and see if you can figure out whether the hospital you want to work for has on-site nurse recruiters or not.


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