Well folks I have passed the state and federal test and am licensed but am having extreme difficulty getting callbacks for interviews for LNHA position. I have had 3 interviews for positions and they haven't worked out either because I was not licensed quite as quickly as they wanted to move, or there was not an adequate position available. That may sound strange but these interviews all landed by through folks I know or have worked with. The consensus is that I am stuck between the "no LNHA exp" zone and the availability of assistant positions make it not an option.
My first idea was to land an Admissions Director (or comparable) position and work in from that angle. When interviewing with the RDO (friend/coworker of the family) and two other LNHA (whose building I would have been working in) they feel I am "too big" for that position and maybe even for an admin position. They thought that putting me in an admissions position would be like putting me in a box and I would be unhappy.
Granted I have consulted in PR and Marketing for a variety of industries and have ambitions to do more down the road. I do consider myself a great marketer and I think their reservations were whether I'd stick around long. It was a consensus that I'd have no problem running my own building and would be a likely candidate to move up in the company. Unfortunately, as mentioned, there aren't any Admin positions available at all in the state of Ohio
Does anyone have any suggestions or leads to get a sit down interview for an LNHA position. I am confident if I can land the face time I can reel one in. The trouble is getting past no LNHA exp on paper