So I'm feeling a bit discouraged. I've applied to 68 jobs thus far (beginning 2/1/13), mostly in the clinical research assistant/coordinator realm; I've also applied to a couple ambulatory services representative jobs and a couple non-profit jobs. So far, I've only heard back from one company (to say that I was not being asked for an interview).
I'm graduating in May with a degree in Political Science, though I did spend some time at another university and I have extensive experience in the medical field (both via volunteering and internships). I have excellent grades (3.98 GPA at the major university I was at for about a year and a half) and a 3.6 GPA at my current university. I'm applying for jobs at all of my area's major research hospitals, which I'm sure has a little bit to do with why I haven't heard much yet -- I started applying in earnest within the past week or two.
Given that I'm waiting to hear from major academic teaching hospitals, could I be waiting longer than average to see if my resume has been accepted for review/I'll get an interview? My ultimate goal is to pursue my Master's degree in Healthcare Administration (I was supposed to go to grad school this year for speech therapy, but I ended up needing major ankle surgery in November and thus will not be ready to move away from my surgeons/doctors or be on my feet virtually 24/7).
I'm just getting nervous because, despite being qualified for a great deal of these jobs, I haven't heard anything back yet. How long does it usually take? This is my first "real" job outside of internships, so I'm not really sure what to expect. Also, I put my base salary requirement at 30k -- I've done some research on average salaries for the jobs I've applied to in my area, and the average salary is 32-34k. Should I try lowering my salary? Though, I'll admit, anything lower than 30k would be tough to live on where I am. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!!
Sorry, I should have made that clearer when stating about my GPA. Some of the applications actually require a particular GPA, writing sample, etc. But on the whole, yes, I'm aware that GPA doesn't really matter all that much and it is what I do for the company that counts.
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At least, in your opinion? Thank you!
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