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How I Got My Dream Job!

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by tokyoROSE tokyoROSE, BSN, RN (Member)

tokyoROSE has 2 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Operating Room.

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I was down and hard on myself because it seemed like most of my classmates have gotten jobs. I kept on thinking, what is wrong with me? I graduated almost near the top of my class! I volunteer! I (think) my resume and cover letter rocks! Then one day, I read a post on allnurses.com that absolutely changed my life... You are reading page 8 of How I Got My Dream Job!. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

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Hello,

I just saw that you attached a letter template to your original post. THANKS!!!!! I'm using that right now as a model to draft my own letter to send out. It's inspiring. Many Thanks!

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I'm actually in this position right now! I have been applying to my local hospital for CNA positions for over a year and never hear back from them. EVER! When I call to follow up on the application to HR they said they have already sent it to the DON and if i dont hear form them they keep it for 6 months. My best friends aunt is actually a nurse in the operating room and gave me a good reference, so when I finally got a call last week she told me to fill out the application and we can schedule the interview. I told her I have already filled out the application and sent it in two weeks ago. The DON said she didnt even look at them!! How stressful! I am so greatful that I got a good reference from a family friend but its sad that I had to know some one to get a interview!

Thanks for the good tips!!!

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Thanks TokyoRose. Really appreciate this post. I sent an e-mail to the manager and all I got was a reply stating, "thank you." Where do I go from here? Should I reply back to get in touch with me (which I've stated in the e-mail) or should I wait a little more? Help... I needed a yes, or no so I can move on. Such a vague answer.:dead:

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it's been months since the last comment but I still want to congratulate you for your smart ways. This is very timely since I am now in search for a job. I will follow your advice. thanks.

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Hi Thank you for this wonderful advice now I just have one question. Do you do this after you have filled out an application in the facility or hospital or just go straight to the DON and send your cover letter and resume. Please respond to me haha I am an LPN and its so hard looking for a job. Godbless you!

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I am feeling just the way you felt right now,Got good grades best clinical awards have been applying for the past 5 months nothing, thanks for posting this, gives me some hope...

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THIS WORKS! I got my dream job offer (a full time position in a behavioral health unit of a university hospital) by doing this! will be signing the acceptance paperworks tomorrow! THANK YOU SO MUCH! >:D

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I really liked reading about this method, and I definitely think it's a way to make a applicant stand out, and probably bypass a few of the 'hoops' in the application process.

Many of the hospitals around me have these 'Nurse Residency" programs for their new graduate nurses. Do you think emailing the nurse managers on floors I am interested with may help them look at my application closer? Will it annoy them when they are already flooded with new grad apps?

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