I've been looking for> 1yr for a job. I have 16 yrs experience but have been out of nsg since '97-not sitting on my behind but out of nsg. I've had real problems finding a job. The travel places won't have you b/c you haven't had experience "recently" (which they define as w/in the last 5 yrs). I may be seeing a light at the end of the tunnel though as I'm being called back to meet the midnight shift staff of the unit I'll potentially be working in. Enough about me-here's my advice:
1) Don't give up
2) Pick a facility & if they have an online applications process, apply for every single position they have listed as being open. I mean it..every. single. position. (every single nursing position you're qualified for, of course)
3) Every couple weeks, go back to their website & apply for any new positions they've added since your last visit.
I don't actually know if this will help. I only know it was the only thing I did differently that seemed to make a difference. Prior to that, I couldn't even get an interview! And there is nothing wrong with me, bad hx, etc.