Answered by Lori, Hiring Expert at Cigna, on Thursday, October 20, 2016
Having a diverse background can be very beneficial in you have various skills, when you are looking for a role, but sometimes it can make it more difficult. There are many different reasons for why you aren't getting calls for interviews, but I can understand why you may be feeling a little frustrated. I feel the best course of action to find a job is through networking. You mentioned that you applied to a multitude of positions at the hospital you used to work for. Do you have contacts at the hospital that you can reach out to, to express your interest in coming back there to work? If not, are there other companies where you may have some contacts that you can meet up with as an informational interview? Or, networking groups you can join that you can find from the career area of your college or even online? In addition, you can use LinkedIn to also network online. Find people in companies in roles that you are interested in and reach out to learn how they became employees. The more activity you have the better chance you will have in finding something, but you will be better served if you can hone in on the roles you've done that you've really enjoyed. The more focused you can be on what you want to do, the more focused you can be on your resume, and also when you're speaking with someone about why you are interested in a role. Good luck!