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I am trying to get intern jobs at hospitals and I am having a difficult time because I don't have hospital experience. I have 4 years of tech work at a retail store, but how do you convince them to give you a chance to show what you're made of?
 

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I am trying to get intern jobs at hospitals and I am having a difficult time because I don't have hospital experience. I have 4 years of tech work at a retail store, but how do you convince them to give you a chance to show what you're made of?
Could you try volunteering there for a bit? That would show your interest in the field and give them a chance to get to know you.
 

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I am trying to get intern jobs at hospitals and I am having a difficult time because I don't have hospital experience. I have 4 years of tech work at a retail store, but how do you convince them to give you a chance to show what you're made of?
You cold call / bust down the door. Networking through ASHP works very well. It's usually who you know when it comes to paid intern positions. Either "A" you worked at the hospital previously; or "B" they knew someone who gave them an in.
 
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My hospital internship was actually pretty easy to get. I was a P1 and I had a pulse lol.
 
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Good point; however, it does earn me valuable experience, it pays reasonably well, and frankly it's an excellent way to network and make impressions. Not always a good thing (the impressions part).
 

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Good point; however, it does earn me valuable experience, it pays reasonably well, and frankly it's an excellent way to network and make impressions. Not always a good thing (the impressions part).
Quoted for truth...
 

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My hospital internship was actually pretty easy to get. I was a P1 and I had a pulse lol.

Yes, well I have 4 years of experience just not hospital. I unfortunately dont have the time to volunteer as I am going to school, work, and live on my own. As much as I would like to volunteer, I must pay for the bills first. I applied for the job and all I got was an email saying were looking at other candidates.... I think my resume is really good, and I have had others look at it. They don't understand it either, just because I haven't worked at a hospital before does not mean I am not capable .