New Grad - CA - dejected and no jobs?

  1. Anyone else feeling dejected in CA?

    No one in So. Cal wants New Grads.
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    Joined: Feb '14; Posts: 5; Likes: 2


  3. by   LadyFree28
    Search the forum for California nursing....they have a support thread over there.

    Best wishes!
  4. by   mp86
    May I ask where you graduated from sandangle2001?
  5. by   Esme12
    thread moved for best response
  6. by   Jenbean87
    I have been looking for over a month now, put out around 25+ apps and not even a phone call. It's very discouraging.
  7. by   aloix14
    I searched for around 9 months with no luck. Finally looked out of state and got an ER job in Texas. I'm hoping I can find a job in San Diego once I get my experience. If it's possible consider moving to gain experience.
  8. by   RunBabyRN
    NorCal is the same way. Many of my classmates are having to move out-of-state to find work. At least SoCal has more new grad programs. There aren't any in NorCal.

    @Jenbean87, many of us have put out hundreds. I put out about 200, and got two phone calls, only one of which was at all promising. The job I have lined up I got because a nurse manager liked my performance in clinicals, and I spoke up. I have an interview for the job that called me as well. I also have a lot of other medical experience, but of course, none of it is RN experience, which is what actually counts.
  9. by   Jenbean87
    I have spent hours looking for jobs within a 100 mile radius and there isn't hundreds to apply for. I've tried prisons, LTC facilities, hospitals, you name it. I redid my resume but it doesn't look like it's helping much. We moved to FL so I could go to school and moved back to CA to be closer to family. I had no idea it was this rough! I wasn't able to network since I didn't go to school here so I think that has also added to the difficulty.
  10. by   zzbxdo
    Look at farther, 1k mile radius. Out of state. Otherwise you're staying in Florida, to be blunt. It's hard getting into a nursing program, but it's even harder getting a job California.
    Last edit by zzbxdo on May 16, '14