7 months of RN experience and need to relocate

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    I just need some advice cause i barely finished my new grad training and only got 7 months of RN experience, then got news that my hubby needs to transfer to Houston for better job opportunities, ive been reading alot of peoples concern that there are not that much jobs around, is it ok to say in the resume that i got 1 yr experience so atleast employers would even consider me? I know its bad to lie but in our economy right now its like you really need to do everything? would they find out?
    Last edit by wildflower79 on Jan 17
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    Personally I would not lie in your application. The prospective employer may call your former employer and will ask for the dates you worked. I am in a similar situation, I have 6 months exp(still employed) and we would like to move to Raleigh this summer...but most want you to have a year of experience...so I either wait on applying or apply and hope they will consider.
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    Most employers consider lying on an application or resume' to be fraud sufficient to get you dropped from consideration (or even fired if they find out after you already have the job). And they will find out, because no one will hire you without checking references, so they will contact your current employer and at least verify that you really worked there and for how long. Nursing is an occupation in which people's lives depend on our honesty and integrity. This is no way to start your career (lying on applications and resume's, I mean).
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    Agree with PP's. Don't exaggerate your experience. Luckily, you are moving to an area that has a much better economy, including a lot more nursing jobs than most other parts of the country. Most Houston metro hospitals prefer BSNs, but if you are an ADN with specialty experience, there are also some opportunities. Some hospitals are once again offering recruitment bonuses for nurses with specialty skills.

    Would it be possible for you to let hubs go on ahead & you stay another couple of months before relocating? If so, this would improve your employment chances.
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    Please don't lie to prospective employers.

    I know I get churlish with job hoppers on this forum at times, but relocation is an acceptable reason to leave your job in less than a year. Employers understand that when your husband is transferred, you want to go with him. Make sure you leave your current job on a professional note so that when prospective employers call, they'll get a GOOD impression of you. Tell your manager right away, and you can ask her for a reference as well if you think she'd give you a good one. Talk to your former preceptors as well. Pave the way now for good references in the future. The better/more professionally you handle your exit from THIS job, the better references you will get when looking for your next one.
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    Quote from HouTx
    Would it be possible for you to let hubs go on ahead & you stay another couple of months before relocating? If so, this would improve your employment chances.
    I agree. If you can hit the year wicket, then you'll be out of the new grad black hole and in a better position to find something. Plus you won't have to lie on your application...which to most employers is a bigger turn-off than being a new grad.
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    thank you guys for your advices...really appreciate it. I have 6 yrs experience as a Unit secretary at the same hospital then 7 mons RN. Lying is not a good idea, just desperate to move. Im not happy with that place and very exhausted. I know I'll eventually learn to manage it. Thanks again for all your replies.
    Last edit by wildflower79 on Jan 29 : Reason: additional comment


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