Applied for tons of jobs but no call backs (Georgia)

  1. Hello nurses and future nurses, I moved to Georgia in November 2011, I have been looking for a job ever since. I got a job offer 2 weeks after being here but it was a temp position and that assignment ended in April. I have been putting in application non-stop everyday for every healthcare facility I know. I even had an interview and the HR person was telling me how difficult it is for nurses to get a job here in Georgia because it is so saturated (the schools just spit the nursing students out here), also when I told her my expected salary was $27/hr she told be I needed to come down a bit. OK look I don't mind coming down $1-2 but that's it. What is going on I make sure I am professional, I have a lot of experience, stable work history that shows longevity, and a professional resume. I need a job ASAP. I come from a small town where it is easy for nurses to get a job. I'm not use to this big city living. I am on the verge of leaving and going back to Indiana where I know I can get a job and the pay I want! Any advise??
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  2. 27 Comments

  3. by   prettymica
    It may not be what you want but home health is always hiring, and LTC. (indeed.com)
  4. by   Marshall1
    Your complaint is not anything new...Georgia is notorious for facilities posting "tons" of jobs but hiring few. I don't know what area in Ga you are but Dekalb Medical and N E Georgia in Gainesville are on on a hiring spree right now. You may want to consider a staffing agency, such as Maxim or a travel agency if that is something you can do - until you land something permanent. There are several travel agencies that do local travel assignments. Grady in ATL is hiring too.

    USAJOBS - The Federal Government’s Official Jobs Site is another site besides facility sites, monster and careerbuilder to look - good luck
  5. by   pcawiz
    You can try for PRN, wellstar cobb, LTAC, SNF, or grady.
  6. by   EbonyRN1162
    Thank ypu guys but I have applied for all of those places and I continue to check and see if they repost new positions everyday/ Also Emory has locked me out from applying because I have reached my maximum amount of applications LOL!
  7. by   prettymica
    Lol.. Oh wow! That's what I did to get my current job in homehealth was apply every week. Try Amedysis and interim and don't give up, HUGS!
  8. by   Piglet68
    What type of nursing experience do you have? My husband and I plan to move back in a year and I am hoping to be able to find a job then. I am an OR nurse.
  9. by   EbonyRN1162
    LOL, Thank you I have a couple of interviews this week so I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
  10. by   EbonyRN1162
    @Piglet68 I was a float so I've worked in Oncology, OB/GYN, Endo and Diabetes, Orthopedics, Urology, Med/Surg, PCU, and ER.
  11. by   prettymica
    How did your interviews go?
  12. by   EbonyRN1162
    They went great, they seemed as if they were interested and really liked me. I have never had a problem getting a job until I got here back in Indiana I always got the job at one point I had 3 offers on the table so I really don't know at this point. I have a interview on Wednesday i went to a job fair and interviewed with a few people and the one practice manager liked me so much she scheduled me for a interview with the doctor so we shall see how that goes. Pray for me please!!!!!!!
  13. by   prettymica
    Thats wonderful ! Yes I will send some prayers up for you, Good Luck!
  14. by   EbonyRN1162
    Also thank you for referring me to indeed.com I had never heard of that site and just applied to a ton of positions and companies I didn't know about! You Rock!

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