I am a 36 y/o nursing student. I have completed my first year along with 4 clinical rotations. I have been seeking a job as either a CNA, or student/nurse intern in a hospital. I am not picky, I just want to get the experience. I have had absoultely no luck.
I admit is has been a while since I have had to look for work. I've only had 3 jobs since I graduated high school. My last job lasted over 10 years and I quit that to attend school full time this past August. I have great professional and personal references.Have things changed in how I should go about getting a job?? Anyways, I fill out the applications, give a cover letter, and a copy of my resume. I always make sure I wear nice dress pants and a blouse. I fill out the application then get told "we'll call you, don't call us", which is followed by a postcard in the mail saying that they will keep my application on file. Then I wait, and wait, and wait...I haven't gotten any response.
I am beginning to wonder if I should stop giving a cover letter and a copy of my resume since it reflects a business background. Several students in my class have gone to file applications in jeans and didn't even give resumes and have gotten jobs. :uhoh21:
Help, I need advice.. Thanks, Berta