MultiCare receives over 50,000 applications each year for approximately 1,500 jobs. Sometimes, only internal candidates are considered. Other times, if we have many qualified candidates, we have to focus on those who have the most relevant qualifications. For us, that means experience in another acute care setting (for hospital based jobs) or a similar clinic setting (for clinic jobs). If you have the qualifications, don't give up. You may want to try an on-call position or working through an agency as a way to "get your foot in the door". Then you'll have a better chance of getting hired for the job your really want.