Applying for jobs

  1. Hi everyone,

    I am a brand new poster (I have been reading posts for awhile and thanks for all the very helpful information!). I'm in my last semester of a nursing program () and will very soon be applying for jobs. I just wanted to ask if I should just submit my resume and cover letter over the internet and hope someone takes a peek or if I should go to the individual hospitals and directly submit them to HR/find the nurse recruiter? I guess I'm just a little paranoid about submitting my resume/CL into cyberland

    Thanks in advance!
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    About Byrnsgrl, BSN, MSN, RN

    Joined: Oct '06; Posts: 18


  3. by   P_RN
    It's always a good idea to submit an application in person. I'm all for internet stuff, but something as important as making a good impression to get a job needs a classy means to achieve. Call for an interview.

    If the facility is out of state, then a cover letter on good quality paper, a CV or Resume' and a follow up call is necessary. You should also follow up with a thank you for any interview you are given. Things like this stick with a recruiter/ HR person.

    If you aren't given the particular position you will be in their mind for another. Good luck and polish that resume' til it shines.
  4. by   trailblazer59
    Applying for your first job can be a bit like peering into a poorly lit tunnel. Just how should you proceed? Yes, it appears that the internet with job opening which implore you to just email your resume and/or apply now online seems to be the way to go. However, I would be a bit "leery" of posting your resume for the world to see there. Your resume is very personal and nearly anyone can view it there. It would be a good idea to speak with some experienced nursing friends to receive recommendations on facilities which might appeal to your interest and job goals. Then you could call the nurse recruiter or Human Resource office to email them your resume directly. Be sure to attach a short text message summarizing your job goals and important accomplishments (even if not extensive yet). You may find yourself in the "front seat" for an open position not yet advertised and thereby be the first/or possibly the only candidate they will need. One good source for job hunting online is

    Best Wishes!
  5. by   whiskeygirl
    I have sort of a different view of this. I have no problem e-mailing my resume over the net or even posting my resume online. Here are my reasons why:
    1. I do not currently have a job, so I am not in fear of my employer finding out that I am job hunting.
    2. Most job posting sites that allow you to post your resume will edit out your name and address. You can even select that certain companies never even see it (monsterboard).
    3. I look for a job primarily online, through the hospital's/company's web site. If I don't see the job I am looking for I assume (bad idea, I know) that they are NOT hiring for that position. But this keeps me from wasting my time and gas.
    4. I can do a full day's worth of job hunting in an hour!
  6. by   Byrnsgrl
    Thanks for the feedback. I think I am going to hand deliver my resumes--I don't really care about who sees my resume, I just want to make sure it does.