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How to get my foot in the door

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by NursetobeSil NursetobeSil (New) New

Hello! I'm a newbie here and this is my first post.

I live in Ontario, Canada and 'm currently a SAHM to my 2 beautiful boys, ages 26 months and 7 months and have recently decided to return to school to pursue a nursing career (I graduated from HR Management 4 years ago).

I am currently working on completing my prereqs in order to apply for the RN program in Feb (begins next fall).

I am hoping to return to work part time in January, and my friend thinks that I would be better off trying to get a job for whatever position I can at a retirement home, rather than searing for an HR/administrative postion. She says this would be a great way to get my foot in the door.

There is a retirement home in town that is currently hiring for half a dozen positions. Besides RN's and RPN's they're also hiring for housekeeping, recreationists and food service workers. The ad states that all applicants must have education relative to the position, except for housekeeping. I'm not quite sure what a recreationist is or does, but is that something that my HR education could possibly qualify me for?

Do you think it'd be a good idea to apply for something like housekeeping so that I can get my foot in the door? Or should I just send in my resume without applying for a particular job and see if maybe they'll need for an admin position one day?

I obviously would rather not do housekeeping, especially since I already have an education, but if it will help me in the long run in establishing a good rapport with the home, it's definitely something I will do.

Thanks in advance for your advice.