No return call from nurse manager, should I keep calling? - page 2

I've left two voicemails so far to the nurse manager in charge of the floor I am trying to apply a job at. HR already sent my application almost a month and a half ago and that is when I placed my... Read More

  1. by   embradsmom
    I agree with crufflerjj, a simple thank you for your interest but the position is filled or no longer available. I had a interview and was told by the nurse manager to call the recruiter to schedule a share day. I ve called and emailed and have heard nothing. Does this mean they aren't interested? I have done everything I was suppose to do. Application,resume,cover letter, thank you note etc. You would think a little common courtesy would not be too much to ask. It is very very fustrating.
  2. by   ARRR10
    I dropped by the nurse manager's office today (one with voicemails) to see if they were hiring and unfortunately they're not (d/t budget and new grad overload). But the manager stated that it was good I had my preceptorship on the floor and that my preceptors were great references (Nurse manager was really kind and stated if it is really tough out there to find a nursing job). She did stated there might be something open in the fall and requested a copy of my resume for future reference. Three other nursing managers in the same hospital requested my resume (even though they were full too) and the nurse manager in critical care stated she will send it to all the other nurse managers in the hospital (thank you, thank you, thank you).

    But guess what. I went to pay a visit to the nurse managers in the ortho and oncology floor at another hospital and I think I might have an interview on the ortho floor (she was stating that I am going to be interviewed by three nursing directors)- so I kinda get the vibe that I might be interviewed. Also, one of the nurses on the oncology floor insisted I leave my resume in the nurse manager's basket with a note stating I am looking for a position, because they were currently open for new nurses. I don't know- I guess I have to wait and find out next week. But yeah, seeing the nurse manager face-to-face really helps put your foot in the door, rather playing the waiting game.

    Thanks everybody.
  3. by   caliotter3
    Good luck next week. Hope something comes your way.
  4. by   Moogie
    Good for you! You were assertive but not aggressive. I also hope that you find something soon. You sound like you would be an asset to any floor.
  5. by   pinkiepie_RN
    Good luck! I'm glad something positive came out of all of this.
  6. by   xNurse415X
    Quote from ARRR10
    I dropped by the nurse manager's office today (one with voicemails) to see if they were hiring and unfortunately they're not (d/t budget and new grad overload). But the manager stated that it was good I had my preceptorship on the floor and that my preceptors were great references (Nurse manager was really kind and stated if it is really tough out there to find a nursing job). She did stated there might be something open in the fall and requested a copy of my resume for future reference. Three other nursing managers in the same hospital requested my resume (even though they were full too) and the nurse manager in critical care stated she will send it to all the other nurse managers in the hospital (thank you, thank you, thank you).

    But guess what. I went to pay a visit to the nurse managers in the ortho and oncology floor at another hospital and I think I might have an interview on the ortho floor (she was stating that I am going to be interviewed by three nursing directors)- so I kinda get the vibe that I might be interviewed. Also, one of the nurses on the oncology floor insisted I leave my resume in the nurse manager's basket with a note stating I am looking for a position, because they were currently open for new nurses. I don't know- I guess I have to wait and find out next week. But yeah, seeing the nurse manager face-to-face really helps put your foot in the door, rather playing the waiting game.

    Thanks everybody.
    So...is it better to make an unexpected visit to the hospital and give my resume & cover letter to the unit managers? I've been hearing it on both ends. Such as don't waste your gas/time especially if the hospital is an hour to an hour and a half away. I've heard people tell me to just find out who the nurse manager is of the unit i applied for and mail it to them. BUT other people tell me to go make a visit and drop it off myself because it shows initiative. I'M SO CONFUSED!!!! I don't know what to do!!! I've applied to a several positions, but haven't heard nothing back. I've also heard thru the grapevine that hospitals are giving internal candidates first dibs leaving people like me out in the dust. ANYONE WITH ADVICE please holla at me!!! Any would be appreciated!!!! Thanks so much!!!
  7. by   caliotter3
    I went in person to apply for a job one time. The reception person excused themselves for a short time. I noticed a lady come toward the office. What I did not know at the time (but something gave me an inkling), was that she was the DON and she came to the office to clandestinely look me over. I was interviewed, then hired. When you go in person, you give yourself an advantage over just sending some sheets of paper that can be lost, misplaced, ignored, or tossed. I always go in person to apply for jobs.
  8. by   xNurse415X
    Quote from caliotter3
    I went in person to apply for a job one time. The reception person excused themselves for a short time. I noticed a lady come toward the office. What I did not know at the time (but something gave me an inkling), was that she was the DON and she came to the office to clandestinely look me over. I was interviewed, then hired. When you go in person, you give yourself an advantage over just sending some sheets of paper that can be lost, misplaced, ignored, or tossed. I always go in person to apply for jobs.
    How recent was this? Because all the jobs I have applied to are all online??? Should I visit the HR and try and talk to the nurse recruiter and cross my fingers that the same happens to me????
  9. by   prinsessa
    All the jobs I have applied to are also on line. I tried to go into several hospitals to apply in person and they just directed me to a computer to do what I could have done at home. Total waste of time!
  10. by   xNurse415X
    Quote from prinsessa
    All the jobs I have applied to are also on line. I tried to go into several hospitals to apply in person and they just directed me to a computer to do what I could have done at home. Total waste of time!
    OMG this sux!!!! What are we supposed to do???? I'm afraid that i've lost most if not all my skills i've learned. IS there any nurse manager or recruiter that can advice us New Grads and those looking for jobs on what we should do?!?!?!?!
  11. by   elprup
    I am going to go down to hospital I really want to work at and go for it. Thanks for the advice and kick in the butt.
  12. by   Katie5
    Why call?You work at the place right?Go there in person.

    To get what you want, you must do what you have never done.Take the bull by the horn and do a casual drop by( with all your particulars)
  13. by   whoa-now
    Seems it is the standard now-a-days. Over the past month to month and a half I have applied to oh... probably 6, or so jobs. Only jobs I know I am qualified for. I have a strong resume, I have the qualifications they are asking for. I write a cover letter for each position (not just a generic one). No phone call back for an interview. So yes a wait a few days and follow up with a phone call. Only one time I got the person I nneded to talk to; in which she replied "oh we have been swamped with applications for this position". We will get back with you" what was your name again". Another week goes by for this job. I called the facility and was told by receptionist no one hsd been hired yet. I said ok thank you very much and left it at that. NEVER HEARD FROM THEM ONE WAY OR ASNOTHER. Ok so the other apps./resumes I have sent, dropped off or faxed (whichever). I have not gotten a call back for any interview. I have proof read, spelling and grammer are all good. My refernces on my resume would never say a negatove word about me. I am not sure what the heck. I know HR, DON's and ADON's are busy people. But where's the respect? It's quite frustrating

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