What's the secret

  1. What's the secret to getting an interview with Wellstar? I've been trying so long and so many times. I get the automated emails and the rejection emails (even for a specialty that I've got 4 years experience in) but not a single interview or further email/phone call. Any tips or tricks? Thanks!
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  3. by   sunnybabe
    Someone I know got an interview with them( tech position though) by volunteering there first for a few months. However, the person in charge of volunteering told him that he would have to make sure that his resume had key words in there or else the computer system will throw it out of the system and reject him.

    They are big on customer service, teamwork, and other attributes listed in the job posting. These days they are not looking at resumes one by one. They are just putting in key words in a system and seeing whose resume matches.

    Good luck.
  4. by   Marshall1
    I would find out who the director is for the unit you wish to work on and write a cover letter, include your resume and drop it off to him or her at the hospital. A lot of the larger facilities, like the other poster said, don't look at the resumes, a computer does and it looks for certain words - to me this is a disservice to the one applying and the facility because they can lose out on good candidates if a non-human is making the decision of who goes further. I've had the same thing happen to me at another place I've tried to get interviewed at for years - some of the rejection emails will say "not enough experience" and I have years more than they were looking for. I finally went elsewhere. Good luck.
  5. by   T-Bird78
    Yeah, their screening process does a terrible job of scanning resumes. I put in with a specialty that I've got well over 4 years and still wasn't chosen for consideration--no interview, no further email, nothing. The job postings say "Experience in ambulatory, outpatient setting preferred. In some cases, hospital based experience may substitute. Specific experience in practice specialty may be required." I'm looking at office positions and have only worked in offices. I'm going to keep trying and may just have a Wellstar-specific resume instead of the general one I've been using. There's been three other large healthcare providers in the area that have emailed and called me for interviews within just a few days of receiving my application, so I'm wondering if something is triggering my resume to be automatically rejected with WS. Like I said, though, I'm going to keep trying!!

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