How to get a job at Dr. Offic when they are not hiring

  1. Hi, If anyone can give advice I would really appreciate it. I need a job. I just got my LPN and can't work in a hospital or nursing home because of the hours. I'm a single parent and using all off help to attend night classes. I would like to work in a Dr.s office but no one is hiring in my area! I have heard that these positions are usually found through other people. I need a part-time position that is sort of flexible because I go to school at night for ADN. Is this even possible??. I cannot work at my current position anymore because I refuse to continue to do what I'm doing after I've worked so hard to get my LPN. I thought I would fax my resume to a couple of places . What would I say on a cover letter to a place thats not even hiring? Or maybe they are hiring and they are not advertising? Does anyone have a suggestion on how to go about doing this in a professional manner without looking desperate for a job??
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  3. by   Little Panda RN
    It never hurts to send your resume, even though they are not hiring at this time. You never know anyone of these places could be in the process of finalizing paperwork to hire someone else. Like you said it is often who you know that gets you a job, but if I was you I would attach a cover letter stating that you are interested in working for their company and state a reason why such as I have been impressed with the treatment that my family and I have recieved by the staff and I would like the chance to work for such an organization (if you have ever been seen in this particular facility) or you could say I am interested in working for you company and I would welcome the chance to meet with you when a position becomes available. My favorite saying is "Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained"
  4. by   Lisa CCU RN
    Where do you live? The hospitals in my area have nothing but 7-3 for LPN's and the nursing homes have 7-3, 3-11, and 11-7 shifts.