Should I call hospital back...twice?


I recently applied at my dream hospital as a CNA to work for the summer before graduating in the fall. I called once and they told me they had my information and that they'd get back to me if they were interested. I called when the job posting was still listed, and they just now took it down a couple days ago.

I get it, I get it--they already gave me an answer. Here's my thinking though: they said they get so many applicants they are unable to get back to each individually to notify of a rejection. So, is calling a second time helping show my passion for this job? Or is it just making me appear annoying?

Specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro. Has 16 years experience.

They may not have the time to make individual calls to those not selected, but I promise if you were selected you would get a call. They clearly said they have your info and will call if interested. No, I wouldn't call again. You won't come off as passionate, but as a nag. Sorry. :(


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I probably wouldn't call again regarding that position.

I would sign up for job alerts at that hospital that match your qualifications though, and apply to everything there you can that you qualify for.

Good luck!!

Double-Helix, BSN, RN

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Specializes in PICU, Sedation/Radiology, PACU. Has 12 years experience.

If they took the position down, there isn't a job to be filled- passionate or not. Calling about this job is pointless now, but there could have been a lot of reasons someone else was selected. Continue to apply for new positions at this hospital, and others. Sometimes it's necessary to get experience in a less-than-ideal facility in order to get your dream job.


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Agree. Keep watch for another position then apply and call again.