New Grad RN need not apply - page 3

Wow, what a monumental mistake I have made. I threw away a decent job to go back to school. I went back and got by BS in nursing. Now I am a licensed RN BSN with no future. When I went back to school... Read More

  1. Visit  Leilani1983 profile page
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    I'm so confused by all the people who CANNOT find new grad positions. Go on indeed.com and search for "new grad RN" even in CA (where people are saying it's the worst) a TON of positions come up. These are all specifically for new grads! Maybe you're resume and/or interview skills aren't working for you because there are jobs out there.
  2. Visit  Bobbkat profile page
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    Not in southern New England. Typing in 'New Grad RN' brings up about 4 'new grads welcome to apply' postings', and a whole bunch more that say 'New Grad RN's are not eligible to apply for this position'...or something to that effect.

    So glad I finally got a job and can stop stressing about searching....<phew>.
  3. Visit  ♪♫ in my ♥ profile page
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    Quote from Leilani1983
    I'm so confused by all the people who CANNOT find new grad positions. Go on indeed.com and search for "new grad RN" even in CA (where people are saying it's the worst) a TON of positions come up. These are all specifically for new grads! Maybe you're resume and/or interview skills aren't working for you because there are jobs out there.
    Funny... last time I did this, the bulk of the posts that I opened actually said, "No new grads."

    Is there some sort of exclusionary search that you're using that excludes the "new new grad" hits from the "new grad" hits?
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  4. Visit  orange juice profile page
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    Quote from Leilani1983
    I'm so confused by all the people who CANNOT find new grad positions. Go on indeed.com and search for "new grad RN" even in CA (where people are saying it's the worst) a TON of positions come up. These are all specifically for new grads! Maybe you're resume and/or interview skills aren't working for you because there are jobs out there.

    Try applying for these positions you will see what we are talking about. Maybe there is a job but there are like 1000 applicants. Most of us cant even land an interview despite having a good resume because of it. I have applied to Those places in Reno they tell me I need experience. One thing to remember just because there is a posting doesnt mean they are hurting for nurses either. Many places will leave a posting up for a while. You must still believe there is a nursing shortage.
  5. Visit  orange juice profile page
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    If you really read what the jobs are they have the word "new" and "graduate" in the posting somewhere thats why it shows up doesnt mean they take new grad rns . Also the majority of these jobs are agency listings and most of them do not take new grads.
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  6. Visit  Leilani1983 profile page
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    I'm talking about postings that specifically say "new grads considered". I just saw that UCSD does a "new grad" program that they are taking applications for. It actually said they don't take applicants with experience. Good Samaritan in LA is hiring for their "new grad training program". New Grad L&D positions is San Lois Obispo. "New Grad" Program in Glendale, CA. Huntington Hospital in Pasadena "New Grad" for $29 starting salary. Also postings in San Francisco, La Mesa, Sacramento...... these are all recent listings
  7. Visit  orange juice profile page
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    Quote from Leilani1983
    I'm talking about postings that specifically say "new grads considered". I just saw that UCSD does a "new grad" program that they are taking applications for. It actually said they don't take applicants with experience. Good Samaritan in LA is hiring for their "new grad training program". New Grad L&D positions is San Lois Obispo. "New Grad" Program in Glendale, CA. Huntington Hospital in Pasadena "New Grad" for $29 starting salary. Also postings in San Francisco, La Mesa, Sacramento...... these are all recent listings
    If you read the rest of this posting or other similar postings you will see the problem. 20 jobs with 1000 applicants or something like that. Unless you already have some type of background like LVN it will be difficult. When you finish nursing school and start looking for a job you will see what we are all talking about.
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  8. Visit  Leilani1983 profile page
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    I'm not trying to have a huge debate with you orange juice. All I'm saying is there are jobs out there. I'm not sure what you expect. Every job, in every industry, is going to have lots of applicants. I own a tanning salon in Reno and when I have positions open up, I have probably 100 applicants for a minimum wage job! All you can do is apply to all of them and try to stand out in some way. I'm sure the "new grad programs" at the big universities take quite a few applicants at a time so that would probably be a good way to go. Good luck and don't give up.
  9. Visit  deemalt profile page
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    To all the new grads having a hard time: Yes, it is brutal out there and it is a total blow to the ego after working so hard in school only to be faced with rejection. It took me a little while but I did find a job after going through a major disappointment when I did not land my dream job at the hospital where I did my clinicals. I accepted a position at an LTAC making a few dollars less but who cares! I'm just looking to get my experience.

    A few words of advice -

    Volunteer - even if it is a few hours a month (I still managed to work my bartending job). Keep in touch with your classmates and clinical instructors (you never know who has the inside track).

    When applying for jobs, try to do it in person if possible - drop off your resume in person and keep visiting so they know your face.

    Always dress professionally (you would not believe what people were wearing to interviews!). This means a suit - if it is something that you might wear out to a club - don't wear it to an interview! Dress for success.

    Prepare for your interview - hospitals generally want to know what you would do in a difficult situation.

    Don't give up. There are jobs out there - many applicants for few positions so be professional and personal.

    Here is a great link to prepare for interviews. Focus on answering the ones that make you uncomfortable. This gives you the power to walk into any interview with confidence. It's OK to act confident even if you are not feeling that way inside!

    Good luck. And for those wondering what market I'm in it is San Diego - one of the toughest for jobs.
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  10. Visit  Leilani1983 profile page
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    Quote from deemalt
    To all the new grads having a hard time: Yes, it is brutal out there and it is a total blow to the ego after working so hard in school only to be faced with rejection. It took me a little while but I did find a job after going through a major disappointment when I did not land my dream job at the hospital where I did my clinicals. I accepted a position at an LTAC making a few dollars less but who cares! I'm just looking to get my experience.

    A few words of advice -

    Volunteer - even if it is a few hours a month (I still managed to work my bartending job). Keep in touch with your classmates and clinical instructors (you never know who has the inside track).

    When applying for jobs, try to do it in person if possible - drop off your resume in person and keep visiting so they know your face.

    Always dress professionally (you would not believe what people were wearing to interviews!). This means a suit - if it is something that you might wear out to a club - don't wear it to an interview! Dress for success.

    Prepare for your interview - hospitals generally want to know what you would do in a difficult situation.

    Don't give up. There are jobs out there - many applicants for few positions so be professional and personal.

    Here is a great link to prepare for interviews. Focus on answering the ones that make you uncomfortable. This gives you the power to walk into any interview with confidence. It's OK to act confident even if you are not feeling that way inside!

    Good luck. And for those wondering what market I'm in it is San Diego - one of the toughest for jobs.

    Where is the link? I am not a fan of interviews. No matter how much I prepare, I'm always SOOOOO nervous!
  11. Visit  milobust profile page
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    OP, I've read some of your previous posts and, with all due respect, I DON'T think you should be a nurse. I would not want someone with your attitude caring for anyone. Many of us on the site have been through heck and back and have a passion for nursing that 1, 2 or 12 months of unemployment will never destroy. I don't know what entitles you to get exactly what you want when you want it but it's time to wake up. You want a guarantee? Too bad, doesn't exist. Good luck in your next non-nursing career.
  12. Visit  ♪♫ in my ♥ profile page
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    Quote from milobust
    ...I DON'T think you should be a nurse. I would not want someone with your attitude caring for anyone. Many of us on the site have been through heck and back and have a passion for nursing that 1, 2 or 12 months of unemployment will never destroy...
    Ah yes, the inevitable comment from the "it's not a job, it's a calling" crowd.

    Though I was fortunate to find a job pretty quickly, I can empathize with the frustration and feelings expressed by the OP.
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  13. Visit  whodatnurse profile page
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    Quote from deemalt
    To all the new grads having a hard time: Yes, it is brutal out there and it is a total blow to the ego after working so hard in school only to be faced with rejection. It took me a little while but I did find a job after going through a major disappointment when I did not land my dream job at the hospital where I did my clinicals. I accepted a position at an LTAC making a few dollars less but who cares! I'm just looking to get my experience.

    A few words of advice -

    Volunteer - even if it is a few hours a month (I still managed to work my bartending job). Keep in touch with your classmates and clinical instructors (you never know who has the inside track).

    When applying for jobs, try to do it in person if possible - drop off your resume in person and keep visiting so they know your face.

    Always dress professionally (you would not believe what people were wearing to interviews!). This means a suit - if it is something that you might wear out to a club - don't wear it to an interview! Dress for success.

    Prepare for your interview - hospitals generally want to know what you would do in a difficult situation.

    Don't give up. There are jobs out there - many applicants for few positions so be professional and personal.

    Here is a great link to prepare for interviews. Focus on answering the ones that make you uncomfortable. This gives you the power to walk into any interview with confidence. It's OK to act confident even if you are not feeling that way inside!

    Good luck. And for those wondering what market I'm in it is San Diego - one of the toughest for jobs.
    Thank you for sharing your story on a day when I have never before felt like SUCH a lost soul who is NEVER going to work again. I didn't get the latest job I interviewed for...and...well, I suppose your first paragraph made me feel like someone genuinely understands just how dejected I'm feeling right now.

    Your perseverance and outlook have made me feel that maybe I too, with a good night's sleep (it has been an emotionally exhausting day), might wake up tomorrow and be able to put this latest defeat into better perspective.

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