Quote from IEDave
But what if you don't have an employment history? Therein lies the problem - with a saturated job market, even the LTC's around here are pretty choosy about who they hire. Might not be that way where you are (and if you challenged more than a few years ago, it almost certainly wasn't then) - sure as h*** is like that here.
Everybody has to get their first healthcare job somewhere, sometime. Even though the economy was not as bad when I started out, I still had to answer interview questions to the satisfaction of the person doing the hiring. I recommend persistence and being willing to relocate.