Quote from caliotter3
Employers would likely use the fact that one has been unemployed for such a long period of time as a reason not to hire. After all, the saying goes something like, the best time to get a job is when you have a job.
I totally agree with you caliotter!
I am not in nursing (yet) but I was out of work for many months! I couldn't find anything. I got a few interviews which led to, of course, nothing.
BUT when I had a job, I was able to get temporary second jobs so easily! Like I worked as a clerk and during the semesters I would tutor and during breaks I would do a few hours working at Starbucks! (yum coffee!)
SO SO SO much easier to get a job if you already have one!
I believe statistics say, after 6 months of nothing, employers tend to "blacklist" you.
They figure you haven't been hired yet because no one wants you.
It is very sad but true.
btw: I got my current job (waitressing) from my fiancee. He is a supervisor at a hotel with a restaurant. The director needed on call servers and that is how I got hired...
I think networking is also a big advantage when it comes to a job.