Hey guys, I have searched this topic and read what was said, but I need some personal information. I am finishing up a degree in Business, have stellar grades, and have been trying high and low to obtain a position in Healthcare Security. The local hospitals near me are Caritas Holy Family, Lowell General, Lawrence General, and Saints Medical Center. I have basically crossed Saints off because from what it looks like, they want someone with an academy behind them. Lawrence General has a nice facility and they want their officers IAHSS certified. I figured I would take the initiative to buy the manual and pay for the test myself. I did everything in less than a week and thus have reapplied. Would calling the HR Department seem like too much of a huant, or if I word myself correctly would it seem more like a very interested candidate. I will take the advanced and supervisor tests, but currently have little to no money to buy the materials. I figured I am already showing initiative by doing it on my own, but does anyone else have any suggestions? Thank-you for all your prior answers and comments.