ATTN: Nov 2009 Graduates

  1. Hey future Nov graduates!

    I'm curious when everyone who's graduating in November is going to start looking/sending resumes out for jobs. I called one hospital (my #1 pick) and the nurse recruiter stated that I could begin applying online now. With the job market being as dry as it is, I would love to start early but the question is: How early? I really don't want to compete with the June graduates b/c they'll actually have their license in hand and I'll still be, at that point, 5 months away from graduating.

    So, who's starting now?
  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   mnf626
    I am a May graduate, I started applying for jobs in November...after some ups and downs I accepted a position in March. I don't think it is ever to early to begin looking and putting your name out there. The recruiters will take it in to consideration that you have not graduated yet....good luck!
  4. by   nminodob
    I grad. in Dec 09 and got a job in April - and only because I had been a CNA/clinical student at the hospital so I made some connections. My advice: get your foot in the door in the hospital you want to work at (or is near you) by working or even volunteering. When a job comes up your friends will be helpful, and you will have met and hopefully impressed the nurse manager with your attitude/work ethic. And stay positive even though you keep hearing bad news - you can make it.
    Good Luck new grads!
  5. by   LesMonsterRN
    Wow. I graduate in Dec and wasn't going to really start looking in earnest until the August or so, but maybe I should rethink that.
  6. by   LesMonsterRN
    Duplicate post. Whoops.
  7. by   Mexarican
    Start NOW! May/June grads started in least those that already have jobs lined up!

  8. by   CoffeeGeekRN
    I agree, start applying now!