On average how many applications did you complete before getting an interview?

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Maggie in Congers, New York

75 months ago

Forget about actually landing A JOB. How many applications for hospitals did you complete before getting a call for an interview?

I am recently certified as a patient care technician through the NHA and have been applying for jobs since receiving my national phlebotomy and EKG certs. We're going on 1 and a half months and 25-30 applications later and still not a single phone call.

I am growing increasingly frustrated. Not only because of the no call backs, but I feel like I've waisted my time and money. Maybe I should have just taken an EMS or CNA certification course.

What do you all think? Was this a waste of time on my part?

email me or post here. I'm curious to see what others think!


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unknown in Winsted, Connecticut

63 months ago

I worked as a CNA for about 6 months in a nursing home and started sending out applications to hospitals. I probably sent out about 8 to 10 applications before finally landing a job as a PCT on pediatrics unit of a hospital in my town. I think working as a CNA first will really help your chances.

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