How I Got My Dream Job! - page 10

I have been waiting to post this for a long time! I hope this information will help anyone looking for a job. Some background info - I graduated with high honors December 2011, got licensed February... Read More

  1. by   ishiharajoy
    Hi! I know this is an old post but I would really appreciate if you email me the email that you sent to the DON's, I too is having a hard time looking for job and I am a foreign grad 😔 so writing is not my forte. my email is Appreciate it soo much!!
  2. by   edyvb
    hi, thank you for your post,those are some great advices, i been applying for job close to 6 months and no luck so far and so i will definitely use your advice, i just want ask you can email me or pm the emails you have sent to DONs?( i know its been so long and you might not have it anymore) or like a sample of what should i say? Thanks
    ps is my email, thanks
  3. by   trowe24
    There is a document attached in the article posted up top; just click "read more."
    @ishiharajoy @edyvb
  4. by   trowe24
    I am so glad I stumbled across this article. I've been putting in applications for over a year, hoping to land a CNA position in either Mother/Baby, Labor & Delivery, or Pediatrics. I lucked up and got an interview in Labor & Delivery at my dream hospital, but sadly couldn't be offered the job because at the time I was 17. Fast forward a little over a year later, I got called in for an interview for a CNA position on a pediatrics floor. The interview went great; the nurse managers/nurses all seemed like they thought I would be a great fit. At the end of the interview, one of the nurse managers/nurses (can't remember which one) even told another nurse that I was their new CNA. A week goes by and I don't hear anything from HR, so I give the nurse manager a call (you can't get in contact with HR at this hospital). The nurse manager who I interviewed with tells me that she didn't interview with me, and that actually it was another nurse manager who interviewed with me. However, I KNOW this was her, I could tell by the voice. She then tells me that the other nurse manager is not in today. I figured the unit was just a little crazy that day, and that I would try again the next week if I still hadn't heard anything. I called the next week and went through the SAME situation, and when she transferred me to the other nurse manager, I immediately knew this was not who I interviewed with. The nurse manager then goes on to say that they are still interviewing applicants, and HR will contact me if necessary. Three weeks pass, and I still don't hear anything for them, so I settle on the idea that I probably won't get this job. I know three weeks is a short time when you're dealing with the hiring process, but along with the "rift-raft" I went through every time I called, this job no longer felt promising to me. FAST FORWARD TO NOW.....There was a job for a Nursing Student position in Labor & Delivery last week (different hospital). I immediately applied and after sending in my application, I tried multiple times to get in contact with the hiring manager. I wanted to let her know how much I would love to talk to her about this job position. After multiple calls she never answered, so I finally left a voicemail. The next day I called HR to see if the position had been filled because it was no longer on the website. HR tells me that I was not selected for an interview . I immediately felt defeated (this was my dream position), and thought there had to be something else I could do. I am a volunteer at this hospital, and debated on going to the unit to speak to the nurse manager myself, but decided against it. SO HERE IS WHERE THIS POST CAME IN HANDY!! I knew the name of the nurse manager on this unit from constantly getting her voicemail, and emailed her as this post suggested. However, not only did I email her, but I also emailed the nurse managers of 2 other units in another hospital. I explained to them how much I would love a position in their unit, highlighted my volunteer experience, explained why I would be a great fit, and attached my resume. I received an email the NEXT DAY from the nurse manager on the unit in which HR told me I WASN'T selected for an interview for. How funny!! The nurse manager emailed me that she had contacted HR for my application, and that they should be contacting me for an interview!! This made me think... did HR ever give my application to her to begin with?? Needless to say, email the nurse managers, if you really want a job on a certain unit, you never know what can happen. WISH ME LUCK.... sorry for the long spiel.
    Last edit by trowe24 on Aug 4, '16
  5. by   ishiharajoy
    Thank you very much!!! Very Helpful!!
    Last edit by ishiharajoy on Feb 17, '17