Who is writing the job postings??

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    I just need to vent! I am graduating in May and therefore have started my quest for that unicorn of the nursing world: The New Grad Job. In my search I am using engines such as Indeed, Monster, etc. One would think that by using terms such as "New Grad" or "graduate" RN you might be able to quickly identify the jobs for which we are actually WANTED. Unfortunately, the people who are writing the job postings all seem to think it necessary to state "Not appropriate for new grads" or "unable to accommodate new grads at this time". WHY do they do this to us? If they simply left it to something like "only accepting applications from RNs with a minimum of 1-2 years experience" or something to that effect it would never come up in my search. If it did somehow come up, I am an intelligent person and I could read the description and quickly rule this position out! As they are all written I end up getting multiple alerts in my inbox stating "20 New Grad Job LIstings!" only to read them and find out that in reality they specifically DO NOT WANT ME! Talk about disheartening. GRRRR.

    Ok. I feel better now. Thank you for listening.
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    I graduated from an ADN program in November and passed NCLEX within 3 weeks and I still search for "unIcorns" every day. I have found it best to search at the hospital website directly start with "new grad" then "registered nurse". Remember a "New Grad" position will probably never make it to careerbuilder.com or jobing.com because it won't be open for an extended period of time and if they "advertise" they will get an enormous amount of applicants to process. Since November I have applied for numerous positions...."experience preferred" however only 4 positions were titled as "New Grad". Of those 4 positions, I've had 1 interview, was declined twice and still have 2 opportunities to look forward to. I remain hopeful and know it is a matter of time before a unIcorn will appear,....preferably sooner. I think its great you are being proactive in your job search....you have to do a lot of sifting when mining for gold.
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    Quote from arizonan8tive
    I graduated from an ADN program in November and passed NCLEX within 3 weeks and I still search for "unIcorns" every day. I have found it best to search at the hospital website directly start with "new grad" then "registered nurse". Remember a "New Grad" position will probably never make it to careerbuilder.com or jobing.com because it won't be open for an extended period of time and if they "advertise" they will get an enormous amount of applicants to process. Since November I have applied for numerous positions...."experience preferred" however only 4 positions were titled as "New Grad". Of those 4 positions, I've had 1 interview, was declined twice and still have 2 opportunities to look forward to. I remain hopeful and know it is a matter of time before a unIcorn will appear,....preferably sooner. I think its great you are being proactive in your job search....you have to do a lot of sifting when mining for gold.
    I am not a nurse yet but feel I should try to help both of you out any way I can. What about applying and working for a LTC Facility, instead of a hospital, to gain your experience? Would that help, or are the hospitals looking for actual hospital experience?

    I am really pulling for you two, hopefully everything works out and you find that dang unicorn!
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    A few hard-headeed, anxious New Grads are the reason they include the "No New Grad" disclaimers. Ive seen it from both sides and no matter how many times you put "12months required" HR will always get bombarded with calls from new grads.. Even when they say "No New Grads" they still get phone calls asking why.

    Hang in there.. Something will happen for you.
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    Quote from 79Tango
    A few hard-headeed, anxious New Grads are the reason they include the "No New Grad" disclaimers. Ive seen it from both sides and no matter how many times you put "12months required" HR will always get bombarded with calls from new grads.. Even when they say "No New Grads" they still get phone calls asking why.

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    Agree with Above.

    Have repeatedly dealt with new grads who insist that clinicals are "experience" and counts those as the one to two years.

    Trust me, if someone takes the care to write that, they do not want to wade through new grad apps, and have had to have placed in the ad after way too many arguments with new grads, while merely trying to do their job.
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    while not a new grad, I have also been "looking". I have found that if you go to the hospital websites, the listings are more - shall we say accurate. If you "google" for example, hospitals in Az.all the hospitals will come up in a website that I believe says agape at the beginning. Just go down the line and check them all out on a regular - for me daily- basis.
    Hope this helps a bit. Have you considered relocating?
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    pretty good plan flobrn... i'm going to try that also, here is the site:

    http://www.theagapecenter.com/hospitals/arizona.htm

    i'm glad there are a few people that understand what we are going through with this job search problem... against my better judgement, i have been one of those people that have applied for jobs that just say 'experience preferred'. but i have had countless people tell me (mostly rns that came out of school 5 yrs ago that had 5 offers before their nclex): they say "apply to job posting no matter what it says, call hr everyday" etc...

    i haven't called them and bugged any hr/nursing recruiters, but i have no doubt that 100's of people in our situation are.

    and apply at ltacs? nursing homes? etc?... yes, i'm pretty sure after a few months of striking out at hospitals most of us are doing that or have done that. this is simply a supply/demand problem... every facility still needs nurses, but today, most facilities don't consider new grads as even being nurses and there just aren't enough new grad programs to accommodate all of us (and the 100's that are graduating every semester in arizona)


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