Quote from Blee O'Myacin
Did you check your letter and resume for spelling and grammar errors? I notice that you are capitalizing every word in your sentences. If I were sifting through many cover letters and resumes in a day, I'd be filtering out those that had glaring errors.
A big part of nursing is clear and concise communication, especially written, as evidenced by the mountain of paperwork we do during a shift. Your resume and cover letter is your first impression. Make sure it's perfect, then follow up with a phone call to the HR department. Most hospitals have nurse recruitment departments and are looking for new grads, especially in med/surg areas.
TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION REGARDING RESUME: YES IT WAS LOOKED AT BY A NURSING INSTRUCTOR WITH HER PHD. MY RESUME IS FINE.
LET ME GIVE YOU AN EG. I WENT TO AN OPEN HOUSE AND I SAW NURSES RECOMMENDING THEIR FRIENDS FOR THE POSITION IN FRONT OF OTHER RNS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT. THE RNS WORKED AT THE HOSPITAL THAT KEPT THE OPEN HOUSE AND THEY WERE TALKING TO THE HR PEOPLE AND RECOMMENDING THEIR FRIENDS.
I GET A FEELING THAT I MAY HAVE TO GO FAR TO SEEK EMPLOYMENT.
WHERE THERE IS LITTLE COMPETIOTION.
EVERY ONE I KNOW SO FAR IN BROOKLYN GOT HOOKED UP IN A HOSPITAL.
I HAVE CLASS MATES THAT LIVE IN BROOKLYN AND QUEENS AND THEY TOLD ME THE SAME THING I WAS SHOCKED. I GOT A REALITY CHECK.
I AM GOING TO ASK SOME ONE TO HOOK ME UP AS WELL. I KNOW A HEAD NURSE AT A CERTAIN HOSPITAL AND I AM GOING TO TALK TO HER ON TUE TO ASK HER TO SPEAK TO SOME ONE IN HR.
MY FONT RIGHT NOW IS A CHOICE- I LIKE ALL CAPS BUT I WOULD NEVER PUT THAT IN A RESUME