I'm applying for nursing jobs and barely being called even though I meet all their stated qualifications, and then some. I'm a PCU RN with a good work history at a major healthcare organization, have a BSN, I have a national certification in my field. I was a preceptor, committee member, etc. My resume is great with no grammatical issues. I quit my last job to explore other opportunities and I was a great employee who left in good standing. I'm at a loss as to what I can do differently.
I've also noticed that a lot of my apps are "pending hiring team review" yet nothing ever happens with them.
One concern is that I left my last job in December and haven't worked since. I took some time off to travel and help out some family members with various things. I'm sure the gap on my resume may be concerning for some but plenty of people take time off for a variety of reasons right?
Any insight/suggestions/ideas as to what I can do differently when applying for these positions?