I have been searching for employment for the past 6 months, and have yet to receive a call back. I have over 20 years of NICU experience, but have been away from the NICU bedside for 10 years. Even though I have been working in outpatient settings for over 2 years, I can't get my foot in the door in any of the NICU's in the Phoenix area because I don't have "recent experience". Can anyone enlighten me as to how I can get "recent experience" if no one will hire me? Uuuurrrrgggghhhh! Every job description I see has "recent experience" as a requirement. I don't understand how robbing Peter to pay Paul is helping the jobless rate!