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Strange how things come around

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djmatte has 7 years experience as a ADN, MSN, RN, NP.

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A few years ago as a new grad FNP, I interviewed at a clinic about an hour away. I vividly remember how the owner was planning to do concierge medicine while his son and another DO were hiring NPs and trying to stay independent as a practice. I never did get the job or hear back from them.  Years later, I have been looking for a new position. A regional company I had applied to placed my application and resume predictably in some database only to forever say to not bother applying because “we already have the info”. They since then have had numerous positions perpetually open. Never got more than That phone screen.
 

Recently, I ran across a former colleague who works for that company and asked if she had any leads. She kindly asked for my resume and within days, I had a phone screen and inperson interview scheduled. During the interview, they appeared to have two locations in mind which desperately needed providers. They are also eager as I have epic experience and they’re in the process of moving their whole operations to epic. Turns out one was that location who wanted to stay independent. So I will be doing some site visits soon. Will be interesting if anyone remembers me from that time. On a side note, I’m looking forward to some good transitioning to better locations. 

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amoLucia specializes in LTC.

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Somehow your post reminds me of the fable of the Tortoise and the Hare. I keep picturing Bugs Bunny and that slow old turtle (used to "yup, yup, yup" a lot as I remember them running a race.

Anyway, glad you're finding your niche.  And  you're right re 'what goes around, comes around'.

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djmatte has 7 years experience as a ADN, MSN, RN, NP.

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Not sure there is a moral to this story. I guess it reinforces that just because you weren’t a good fit for something (For whatever reason) at one point doesn’t mean you won’t be an asset at a later date. Also it’s disturbing the amount of barriers of entry large organizations set up to weed out potential. 3 weeks ago, my credentials, experience, and resume didn’t change. The only thing that changed was me realizing a former colleague from 6 years ago was associated on linked in had moved to that company. Reaching out to her and her taking my resume directly triggered that chain. On that note, maybe things just happen in their own time. 

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amoLucia specializes in LTC.

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Kismet?

Que sera, sera!

Good luck to you.

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Direct is always the best. You know what they say about HR. It’s where people that can’t do anything useful work. 

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adammRN has 11 years experience and specializes in DNP/PMHNP student.

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I would not take it personally... besides I know not many people have this luxury, but I am prepared to say "no" to a lot of places before I accept. It is critical to look for people who have reasonable perspectives are good to work with and you only know this after being with them for a while. I plan on doing a lot of networking where I move to try to start some relationships. I find these provider things are best when you know someone and/or they refer you to someone. I have seen it play into the offers as well; one wanted me as a independent partner and the other was offering 130 (I would ask 140 with possibility for more in the future)... but those only came after these people knew me as a person and were not up front/simple resume/online submissions. 

When screening applicants for a partner position, this independent APRN would look at resumes, think they were great, and then turned most away because she knew they wouldn't be a good fit after phone interviews. If there is anything I have learned in this profession, is that it is essential to find people you mesh with. It makes 'work' so much easier, fun and rewarding for everyone and I think it gives you better negotiation potential. Don't walk in and accept without vetting the place. 

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