I am a new grad and have passed the NCLEX and am awaiting my official license to arrive any day now. I have OR experience as a CST, but unfortunately that was over 10 years ago. I have been told that is still valuable and relevant experience and I would be an excellent candidate for an OR position. I was offered a position by my previous OR manager who knows my work ethic and experience, but it is not a viable option for me unless I sell my house and move because it is over an hour away.
I really want to work in the OR and have been applying to positions online but am always deemed unqualified. Perhaps it is because I don't have a license number yet and the lack of a number in that field on the application automatically disqualifies me as a viable candidate through the online application system.
Any advice on how to get my online application noticed? I was able to find out the name of the OR manager for one opening and plan to call and send my resume directly to her this week, but would love to hear any other suggestions.