Rhonda, that is unfortunate. It seems with the shortage of histotechs in most places that experience would be valued. Certainly you qualify since you were certified under the rules at the time. But institutions can set their own requirements as well which may be more strict. I wonder if your applications are being kicked out by automated programs that simply reject applications if they don't find certain terms. Maybe the managers in the department never even see your application. I have had applicants in this situation and work with my HR department to have them clear such applicants so I can at least get them in the system for consideration even if they don't meet all requirements.
Maybe try to find out real people to contact at the institutions pathology department and deliver resumes directly to them rather than thru the online application system they may have. That way they can have their HR send your application through. Tim Morken ________________________________ From: Rhonda McCormick via Histonet <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 3:10:02 PM To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: [Histonet] (no subject) Help! I became HT certified in 2004 under the HS degree and lab experience qualification. I do have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education,, with only 12 hours of science. I am looking to relocate to Texas and therefore am job hunting. The problem I’m running into is that without an Associates Degree or Bachelors in a Science related field, I am not being considered for job opportunities even though I have 17 years of experience (and am a good histo tech and good employee with great references). Is anyone else running into this problem? Does the Histonet world recommend I go back to school - or just be patient, trusting a job will eventually come along? Thanks! _______________________________________________ Histonet mailing list Histonet@lists.utsouthwestern.edu https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__lists.utsouthwestern.edu_mailman_listinfo_histonet&d=DwIGaQ&c=iORugZls2LlYyCAZRB3XLg&r=7cy9qXFa73jDX2Iixpjkq1XlWAfHgLLHm33agI_sCKA&m=FYWWG7jGOl0t4g1EghKe3VAxRZxp3uuo0eotql28ycc&s=t_zF125Q6vDbaEv5X6SpOMeZTJ0SkJw89MLpH7Z5m8w&e= _______________________________________________ Histonet mailing list Histonet@lists.utsouthwestern.edu http://lists.utsouthwestern.edu/mailman/listinfo/histonet