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Resume referred to another unit


Hi everyone! I had my first RN interview in July. I didn't get the job, but they referred my resume/application to another unit in which I interviewed for a few weeks ago. Just got a call that again I did not get the job but once again was referred to a different unit. I take this as a good sign, but also confusing. What do you think this means? I feel I must look good enough to be hired within the hospital somewhere if my information keeps getting passed along, but at the same time not good enough for the previous positions.

llg, PhD, RN

Specializes in Nursing Professional Development. Has 44 years experience.

Yes, I think that is exactly what it means -- though I wouldn't say "not good enough" for the previous positions. It may just be that they had other people apply with a lot more experience than you, perhaps even former employees. The fact that they sent your resume to another unit suggests that you ARE good enough -- just not in the right place at the right time to get those previous jobs.


Specializes in L&D, infusion, urology. Has 2 years experience.

I agree. They probably had more than one very strong candidate that they liked, and they wanted to help you get in. Take it as a good sign- it's more than most get when don't get accepted for something! :)


Has 2 years experience.

I got same experience! They kind of raise your hopes and bump you right back. I applied for an ICU position at parkland in Dallas, was referred to med Surg and didn't hear back from them after numerous follow-up emails. Well it's not over yet