I got a job!!!! BOO-YOW!

Whether its who you know or not, 2.5 GPA vs 4.0, previous CNA/Tech/LPN experience or none, BSN or ADN - You've got to get out there and make something happen for yourself! Faxing in the good ol' resume just doesn't cut it anymore. Be PROACTIVE. Nurses Job Hunt Article


You are reading page 7 of I got a job!!!! BOO-YOW!

I am so desperate for work. I am willing to try anything. Hopefully I can get some emails this weekend so I can implement the tips above. Thank you!!


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Love this:)

elprup, BSN, RN

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Awesome!! I do some of these, now I have more. You rock!


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Ok I want to say THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!! for the person who wrote this article. I am a new grad ADN with so-so grades in the Los Angeles area and I did this trick. I looked up the DON on linked in and then went to their hospital websites and looked for how their email addresses were set up. I usually went to the MEDIA section, because email addresses were hard to find...but the ones I found I did exactly as the poster suggested and sent [email protected] or [email protected] and I sent out 20 emails like that with a letter explaining I was a new grad and why I wanted to work at their hospital. I did this BEFORE I even took NCLEX. And guess what?? I got a response from EVERY SINGLE PERSON!!!! Most said they didn't have any new graduate openings at the moment to check back...but one DON said she really liked my resume and was passing it on to HR. Then about a month later I get a call from HR for an interview the NEXT DAY!! I went to the interview, dressed to impress and was cheerful and confident and 5 days later they called me with a job offer for their ORTHO/Med-Surg floor!!!!

THIS REALLY WORKS!!!! Granted, it's a small community hospital of only 235 beds. But, it's a job!

The total time it took for me to find DON on linked in, find the hospital email address configuration on their website, and write personalized emails with resume took about 2 full days. But it was soooooo worth it!

DO THIS!!! You will be amazed! Good luck to you all!

Specializes in Pediatrics, Emergency, Trauma.

A GREAT article that needed a BUMP! :up::up::up:


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I graduated last year and still haven't gotten a full time position in a hospital .... I'm definitely going to try these tricks I hope they work for me in New Jersey! Thanx sooo much !

Specializes in Medical ICU/ED.

Wow, i love this thread :)!!! Thank you so much!


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This may seem like a dumb/basic question, but what do you title the email subject line so the recruiters/managers won't delete/spam it?

Specializes in Detox.

know this is an older thread... But can someone clarify the whole LinkedIn technique?? Is to find the name of nurse managers or other higher ups that are in charge of hiring at a company you want to work for????Bc if I go on LinkedIn and go under xyz hospital, it shows me all of the employees and their titles .. I do have 1 connection on there to a very well known past employee, so now when I am looking at the list all of the persons of interest come up as potential secondary connections.In that case should I just try to connect w then directly since we both now have a common connection to that very well known past employee? Or will they still be like..who the hell is this random person??? Sorry I'm new to LinkedIn and this whole secret stalker method. please advise

now stalking in houston, tx.

Fantastic-- thanks for sharing and a huge congrats. I knew I was doing it wrong. I was proactive but not stalking...

HI, I know this is a old post but I am currently in the process of applying to RN positions as a new grad in NYC and really want to try this method out. My question to you is what exacly did you write to the nurse recuiters? Was it a cover letter type email? Did you tell them how you found their name/email address?

Thanks so much!

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