California New Grads Question For You...

  1. If you graduated in 2012 I would love to hear how your job search went.

    How Long Did It Take To Find A Job
    Where was the job (LTC, Doc Office, Detention Center...etc)
    What was your pay
    Name of school you graduated from
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    LVN-Home Health Wound Care; from US
    Specialty: 1 year(s) of experience in Wound Care


  3. by   SoCalGalRN
    It took me 7 months of searching to get hired on a medsurg oncology unit in a community hospital. Starting pay is $28.60 per hour. I'm getting an entry level master's degree from Western University.
  4. by   ExPharmaGirl
    So far 3 months since licensure, 72 applications, 1 interview, and no job.
  5. by   coughdrop.2.go
    Unfortantly I've been graduated 7 months and yet to find a job. I do have my first interview next week. I graduated from Samuel Merritt University as well.
  6. by   ExPharmaGirl
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    So far 3 months since licensure, 72 applications, 1 interview, and no job.
    Lets update this to 92 applications.
  7. by   HeartsOpenWide
    Quote from ExPharmaGirl
    Lets update this to 92 applications.
    Are your referring to jobs you have applied to period, or new grad jobs applied to...? Applying to non-new grad jobs is often pointless as these jobs require experience.
  8. by   ExPharmaGirl
    A mix of new grad and jobs that have perferred but not required experience. Oddly, those are the ones I'm actually being considered for according to my application statuses.
  9. by   emmymaeeRN
    How long did it take to find a job: Still unemployed
    School graduated from: VCU School of Nursing (in Virginia)

    In the same vein as ExPharmagirl - 81 applications, one interview, no job.
  10. by   ExPharmaGirl
    It's horrible here! Up to 115 apps. I've run out of positions to apply for!
  11. by   pnkgirl25
    ughh thats awful!
  12. by   emmymaeeRN
    ExPharmaGirl, since we're in the same position, have you tried speaking with people who have connections to people with hiring power in health care? I've sent my resume out to a few family members throughout the state and emailed a few people who have hiring power. Nothing so far since I just started doing that a couple weeks ago, but you never know who knows who.