New Grad RN looking for a job in CT

  1. 0 I graduated with my BSN in December 2012, passed my boards in Feb, and have been applying to jobs literally everyday since I finished nursing school. I haven't been picky about where I have applied to, I am not looking for a dream job at this point, I just need to get the "experience" everyone is looking for.... I have yet to get any interviews, any phone calls, or anything at all.... I have over 300 applications out, I have even tried using contacts that I have formed over the years but nothing seems to be working.... Does anyone have any advice as to where I should be looking or doing differently? Thanks again for any suggestions!
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    About Jessica.Redden

    From 'Manchester, CT, US'; Joined Mar '13; Posts: 5; Likes: 5.

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  4. Visit  avaloncar profile page
    I wish I had some other type of advice. Maybe just volunteer at a hospital in the mean time so you can get your foot in the door? But we are all in the same boat. I have been looking for a job in NY since December. It's hard out there. Good luck
  5. Visit  Jessica.Redden profile page
    I totally understand, and thank you, Good luck to you too!
  6. Visit  jan286 profile page
    Sharon Hospital
  7. Visit  jan286 profile page
    Most of the nursing homes in the Northwest Corner are also hiring...Noble Horizons in Salisbury, Sharon Healthcare in Sharon, Geer Nursing and Rehab in North Canaan. Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington is probably hiring as well.
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  8. Visit  jrinct profile page
    Try the VA in West Haven.
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  9. Visit  mattfd37 profile page
    Try schools, large corporations and try correction facilites. Think outside the box.
  10. Visit  atigerlily5 profile page
    Try job fairs, that is how I got my first RN position. It helps networking and works on your interviewing skills.
  11. Visit  RipeChanceWoods profile page
    Have you found anything yet? In the same boat here.
  12. Visit  teterichko123 profile page
    I graduated last September. After applying to tons if jobs I finally put in my best suit and literally went from facility to facility. The first one I went to the DIrector of Nursing happened to be at the dest when I asked for the app. Next day she hired me for a sub acute position.
  13. Visit  INN_777 profile page
    Wow, nice! Congrats!
  14. Visit  Jessica.Redden profile page
    Thanks everyone for the help. I did end up getting a job in May as a charge nurse on a rehab floor. I was actually just given a RN supervisor position as well which is nice. I still am looking for something more acute and in my area of interest but this gets a foot in the door right?!! Thanks again everyone!! =)
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