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- Aug 22, '12 by AZMOMO2I heard they want at least 1 year but they don't count the first 3 months because most people are on orientation for that time... so more likely to get interest in your experience at the 18 month mark. But I totally understand why you would want to get outta dodge :-)
- Aug 22, '12 by joanna73OP, I can relate. I moved over 2000 miles away from friends and family 2 years ago, in order to pay loans and gain experience. I like my job, detest small town life. Although I'm ready to pack up, I plan on staying another 8 -10 months. Why? I'm building my nest egg, and I want more options available. 2-3+ years is ideal for positions I want. But that's me. We all have our breaking points. If you can stay longer, stay. However, if you really feel the need to move on, then do so.
- Aug 22, '12 by MeriwhenQuote from gloryfiedYou can also say that you are looking for opportunities that are closer to home, which in your case is true. Given the increasing costs of transportation, gas prices, etc., plus the fact that a lot of new grads have to relocate pretty far to find any work, that's actually a pretty common reason.thanks so much. because I am definitely looking for a change.
- Aug 23, '12 by MJB2010Yes. My first nursing job was disastrous. I started applying at the 6 month mark and had no problem getting interviews and landing a new job. A year would have been better, but hospitals mostly want a nurse with some experience, but they don't want to pay for it. That seems to make 1-3 years experience the best for seeking a new job in my area. I am sure it is probably different in other regions, but here, hospitals like to keep the pay down, without having to do the whole orientation for a new grad.