My fellow New Grads - KEEP THE FAITH, you will get a job. I took me six months of persistent applications and rejections, but I just got a job yesterday. Praise God!
I have to travel an hour each way, but I don't mind the drive at all. I'm just so grateful to get a position where I'll get the training, mentoring and support I need as new grad in med-surg.
I can relate to the responses, I also had been applying several hours from my home and considering living part-time away from my husband and kids so that I could get the experience. In this market you have to be flexible, open-minded and persistent in your job search. Sometimes postings are just up for two days (Mayo) and sometimes they'll just take them down when they are hit a couple of hundreds applicants (Banner). So keep your eyes open on every hospital's jobsite daily.
I'm excited but so humble because I know that many of you have been looking for a long long time. You are in my prayers. Just have faith that the right job is out there in the right time.