Apply for license before applying for jobs in new state?

  1. Hello,

    I'm a licensed NY RN but having the hardest time looking for a job. I'm planning to move to Illinois to hopefully have better luck. Should I get my IL license first before applying for jobs? Or is it better to apply for jobs while getting my license and telling hospitals I'm in the process of doing it? I'm not sure what to do and being a new grad in NY and looking for a job is very discouraging.
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  3. by   MJB2010
    I did apply out of state before getting my license endorsed in that state but did not get a single call back until after I had a license number in that state. Because endorsment in some states is PAINFULLY SLOW (hello GA I am talking to you), I say get that license asap and then put teh number on your resume. It does help with callbacks.