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  1. FWIW, and I'm not trying to be argumentative, but I'm a recent grad who doesn't support the "physician associate" title change, and the majority of my classmates were on the same page about that. It's not as cut and dry as you say; what is true for your region doesn't apply across the board.
  2. I spoke too soon. I was called back shortly after I made that post. I'm feeling excited and optimistic now... Fingers crossed that this leads to my first job!! Thanks again, everyone.
  3. I definitely understand the dating analogy, because debating over whether or not to call back-to-back (as some people in my real life suggested) felt rather reminiscent of bad relationships in the past, lol. I think another big factor that probably contributes to the kind of first jobs that new grads can end up with is the panic that begins to set in when you know your loans will be coming due and you simply need to get a job, ANY job, and hope that you can stick it out for a year while looking elsewhere in the meantime. I'm basically at that point. No call today and no answer when I called. I did not leave a message. When should I send an e-mail? Or do I need to chalk it up to a missed opportunity and let it go?
  4. Thank you all so much for your thoughtful responses. I really appreciate it. I received a variety of advice from people in my personal life, as well, before making this post. Clearly, the correct approach isn't black and white when it comes to these things. I ultimately decided to call again tomorrow. If I don't get a response, and I hope it doesn't come to this, I will then draft an e-mail and say that I would still like to be considered for other openings in the future, in the event that this one was filled. I would like to think they're a reputable enough group to at least let me know something, even if it's bad news. I just don't want them to think I'm already employed elsewhere. Historically, I've always received a missed call notification even when "Do Not Disturb" was enabled, but your post made me consider whether it's possible that the bug I'm experiencing is somehow related to this function. As a precaution, I'm going to make sure I don't use it for a while and will just manually put my phone on silent during times when I need to avoid an audible ring/vibrate. Thank you so much for the advice.
  5. This might seem silly, but I'm pretty stressed out and discouraged. I figured there was no harm in asking for advice from those with more experience. I graduated in May, passed PANCE, obtained state licensure and began the job hunt. Yes, I was late to the party, I'm aware. I was painfully naive about how challening the search would be, particularly if I restricted it to one locale. Unfortunately, I've found out the hard way that the "specialty, location, salary; pick two" mantra frequently used on this forum is, at least in some parts of the country, probably more accurately stated as "one". The first thing I did was contact my "dream job", knowing they weren't hiring, but hoping to be contacted about openings in the future after gaining experience elsewhere. I got the generic "no positions currently available, will hold your resume blah blah" and began an aggressive job search with no success so far. Fast forward to a few weeks ago when Apple released iOS8. Since upgrading my iPhone, there have been multiple instances when I received a VM from someone without ever getting a call, and with no evidence of a missed call. So the fact the person left a VM was the only way I knew they contacted me. This happened again today (4pm) when I saw a VM (left at 845am) by an unfamiliar number with no missed call. It was the staffing manager from the "dream job" group, seeing if I'd be interested in a position that opened. I was crushed. I called back, it rang until VM, and I left a brief msg apologizing for being unavailable and requesting another call at any time. Not sure if they left for the day, didn't want to deal with it at 4pm on Friday, or - my biggest fear - had already filled X number of interview slots from however many people they made contact with. It's a rather large group with a high amount of interest from prospective employees. The point of my novella-- I'm trying to decide whether to send an e-mail this weekend and reiterate my desire to speak with them, or if that borders on redundant and annoying.. or just pointless, if it'll likely be seen at the same time as the VM. I know these people have lives, but do you think they receive work e-mail on their phone and would therefore get it sooner and possibly keep me in mind? And, if so, should I explain my phone issue? Thanks guys. :/
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