i recommend a multifaceted approach. you arein the fortunate position of not having your resume lost in computer world. youhave the ability to make a personal contact. take advantage of that!
having counseled many new graduated nurses inmy career, i know what works and personal contact is defiantely whatworks. yes, i would submit my resume tothe hr department and the unit manager both, i would also hand deliver them andprovide my cover letter and reference letters from nursing instructors. before i left those informal meetings i wouldask if we could “schedule at time to meet and discuss the positions further.”
be proactive. don’t seem over zealous but give the air of confidence and the attitudeof a go-getter. i have used thisapproach since i was a teenager and, 9 times out of 10, if i can meet with you faceto face or talk with a prospective employer on the phone, i land the job.
this approach recently worked for mystep-daughter and she was hired less than a month after passing nclex. *it should be noted that she submitted herresume less than 2 weeks before her hire date*
best wishes and please post how your job search goes foryou.
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[color=#ee82ee]m. gale, rn, msn, rac-ct