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Annoying or showing determination???

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i applied to a new grad program which is very hard to get into. there were about 600 people that applied. i received an email stating my submitted portfolio has been submitted to the hiring manager at the hospital of my first choice. if chosen for a phone interview i will get a call by nov 30th. that was very good news because it meant i made it to the next step and the manager will actually see my portfolio. i do not know how many applicants were sent to the nurse manager; so i am still concerned that my portfolio will not stand out and i want to do everything i can to make it known that i want this job more then anything!!!!!!!!

question: should i go down there on monday and introduce myself and hand the nurse manager my professional portfolio (it contains things like achievements, recommendations and my resume among other things)?

is that annoying to the nurse manger or showing determination that i want this job?

i would not take more than 10 minutes if his/her time. i tried to call hr and find out the managers name, but they will not give it to me. i was originally going to send out an introduction letter instead of just showing up.

thanks so much for your input!!!

Who sent the e-mail saying that your portfolio had been submitted? Who is acting as your advisor? What does your advisor say to do?

It sounds as though the admission protocol is to start with portfolio review only. It says a great deal that HR would not tell you the manager's name.

I would not try to contact the manager by letter or in person.

Who sent the e-mail saying that your portfolio had been submitted? Who is acting as your advisor? What does your advisor say to do?

It sounds as though the admission protocol is to start with portfolio review only. It says a great deal that HR would not tell you the manager's name.

I would not try to contact the manager by letter or in person.

Advisor...what advisor. This hospital has an HR that is impossible to get a hold of. I am just a name in a pile! HR of the hospital sent the email. Why do you think it says a great deal that HR would not tell me the nurse mangers name?

roser13, ASN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho, ASC. Has 17 years experience.

"Why do you think it says a great deal that HR would not tell me the nurse mangers name? "

I agree with the above answer. If HR wanted you to converse with the nurse manager at this point, they would give you her name. If there were 600 applicants, this is presumably a sought-after program and there are obviously hiring protocols in place.

Your portfolio got you this far - let it continue to speak for you.

iluvdetroit

Specializes in Hospice, Adult Med/Surg.

Not wanting to tell you the nurse manager's name sends a pretty strong message that that manager does not want to be contacted personally and has probably told HR to not give out her name for that reason. With the job market as tight as it is right now, she was probably getting badgered mercilessly by potential employees who were afraid of getting lost in the shuffle, just how you're feeling now.

I know it's hard to have to wait and wonder, but sometimes contacting someone who apparently wants to remain incognito has the opposite effect that we hope it will--it comes across as pushy and desperate and like you're trying to put yourself at the head of the line, which of course, we all want to do, but in a nice way. And sometimes they get irritated and say something like, "I have your portfolio. That's what I need. I will review it along with all the others, and if I like what see, you will be hearing from us. If not, thank you for your interest."

I know it is maddening, to say the least. I would feel exactly like you do, but pushing too hard sometimes backfires on you. I think that sometimes people in secure, long term, well-paying positions forget what it's like to be desperate to get a certain job. Good luck, and I hope you get in!!

Music in My Heart

Specializes in being a Credible Source. Has 11 years experience.

I'm also in the "let the process proceed" camp. Trust me, they know how much you (and all the other folks) want the job. Showing up just for the sake of showing up does nothing, IMO, except perhaps irritate them.

The hiring manager has your portfolio and that will speak for itself. Either they'll be interested in you or they won't. I don't think showing up is going to move you from the "no thanks" category to the "let's interview her/him" category. It's much more likely to be irritating than anything.

Of course, that's just my opinion... and I don't have a job, either.

Thanks everyone! I think that I will just be patient and ride the ride! It is too much of a risk to irritate the manager. I will just keep praying that I will get the call for an interview.

Inhale through your nose and out through your lips... I am there with you. I have had the strange dreams and the weird thoughts of doing a Vaudeville/Michael Jackson-inspired dance in the Memorial parking lot... (BTW, I am imagining myself as the bald dude in the back..:dancgrp:

Trust the process, we are no longer in control...

-Mommalumps-

Inhale through your nose and out through your lips... I am there with you. I have had the strange dreams and the weird thoughts of doing a Vaudeville/Michael Jackson-inspired dance in the Memorial parking lot... (BTW, I am imagining myself as the bald dude in the back..:dancgrp:

Trust the process, we are no longer in control...

-Mommalumps-

You are so funny!!! My thought was a tutu and some tap shoes!! I will trust in myself and the process before I do any dancin'!!!

llg, PhD, RN

Specializes in Nursing Professional Development. Has 44 years experience.

Let's see ... 600 applicants all trying to get "just 10 minutes" of special attention from the hiring managers = 6000 minutes = 100 hours ... of people distracting the hiring team from its work, clogging up the parking lot, driving the Security Department crazy trying to get in to see someone without an appointment ... etc.

Yeah, you guessed it. I'm with the camp that says "annoying" and more likely to hurt you than help you.

Good luck!

I have to laugh to Fight off ,what I have affectionately deemed........

"The Thoughts" :aln:

Just Remember ...

You ARE a Registered Nurse...Already!! Without the ceremony or the white stuff that people write on their car windows.

Let's see ... 600 applicants all trying to get "just 10 minutes" of special attention from the hiring managers = 6000 minutes = 100 hours ... of people distracting the hiring team from its work, clogging up the parking lot, driving the Security Department crazy trying to get in to see someone without an appointment ... etc.

Yeah, you guessed it. I'm with the camp that says "annoying" and more likely to hurt you than help you.

Good luck!

All those apps were not for one position....and yes I agree and understand that going down there would be taking up the managers precious time. That is why I asked first.

Sarcasm like that is not helping me or making me feel any better. :down:

Music in My Heart

Specializes in being a Credible Source. Has 11 years experience.

Let's see ... 600 applicants all trying to get "just 10 minutes" of special attention from the hiring managers = 6000 minutes = 100 hours ... of people distracting the hiring team from its work, clogging up the parking lot, driving the Security Department crazy trying to get in to see someone without an appointment ... etc.

Yeah, you guessed it. I'm with the camp that says "annoying" and more likely to hurt you than help you.

Good luck!

I love analytical people!!

Needsmorechocolate

Specializes in Med/Surg, School and Camp Nursing.

All those apps were not for one position....and yes I agree and understand that going down there would be taking up the managers precious time. That is why I asked first.

Sarcasm like that is not helping me or making me feel any better. :down:

I honestly do not think LLG was trying to be sarcastic. I think LLG was trying to show the reality of what happens to managers when there are many applicants for only a few jobs in a tight job market.

The benefits of being part of AN allows nurses to draw on the experience and assistance from other nurses. We are here to support each other and grow.

I wish you the best of luck in your job search.

Always remember that it just might end up you are called in and find you are not impressed at all! I can't tell you how many times I've been less than impressed with what was said to be spectacular. Don't go in there already dying for the job. If you do, you will end up begging somehow even if you didn't intend to. Let them impress you!

Advisor...what advisor. This hospital has an HR that is impossible to get a hold of. I am just a name in a pile! HR of the hospital sent the email. Why do you think it says a great deal that HR would not tell me the nurse mangers name?

If you are applying to a new grad program, I assume you are nearing graduation. If you are still a student, you have an advisor.

If the HR department sent the e-mail with no further instructions, then that is the extent of the communication they want at this point. If they will not give you anymore contact information or the name of the department head, it's because they don't want or warrant more contact at this time.