Yet another unemployed new grad.. - page 3
by fposey 11,698 Views | 51 Comments
Well it's official...I am one of those new grads that just CANNOT get a job (or an interview for that matter). I graduated in May with an ADN, had a 3.7 GPA, worked for 4 years as a tech and never thought I would be in this... Read More
- 2Jul 25, '12 by niteguy65Here is the hidden gem that a lot of nurses do not think about try corrections the pay is pretty decent it will pay the bills till something comes along and it is not a bad place to work on your assessment skills and getting answers by questioning your clients best of luck to you
- 0Jul 25, '12 by KimberlyRN89Quote from niteguy65I totally agree!Here is the hidden gem that a lot of nurses do not think about try corrections the pay is pretty decent it will pay the bills till something comes along and it is not a bad place to work on your assessment skills and getting answers by questioning your clients best of luck to you
- 1Jul 25, '12 by summer1044Quote from Nurse2bKimberlyAnother vote for corrections - and they hire frequently (better pay than SNF's too...at least the ones around here). Luck to you. Get out there and SELL yourself, in person to the HR/hiring manager on a weekly basis...this works. Trust me.I totally agree!
- 1Jul 25, '12 by RN In FLSorry my comment came off as condesending and harsh regarding the gpa. Yes a GPA is important when furthering your education. My point is the gpa dosent usually matter, 9 times outta 10 when trying to secure employment as evidenced by fposey's post. I feel that many new grads feel that an above avg gpa give him/her a leg up when attempting getting a job, is all I am saying, and It dosent matter. Usually having above avg grades in any program is a must or you will be out. If fposey keeps the faith, a job will come along.
- 2Thank you for your posts. To answer some of the questions: Yes, I have passed my boards. I have tried indeed, all the hospitals in NE GA, amedysis wants experience and I have been warned that home care isn't a very good choice for new grads. I would be open to trying to get a position at a SNF but I am unfamiliar with the area ...anyone have any suggestions in the ATL / NE GA area? Moving is not an option nor is continuing education/certifications because I literally have zero financial resources at the moment...I lost my job as a tech the second I passed the NCLEX. The hospital I worked for wouldn't allow me to continue as a tech if I was an RN, but I couldn't get a job as an RN if I wasn't licensed. My family has had a tragic couple of months which lead us to move from AZ to GA...we are living with the in laws who are also struggling. I have looked hesitantly into corrections but most of the posts I've seen want experience. I have also applied to psych hospitals. I have been considering going into the units to get some face time with managers but wasn't sure how appropriate this was. I have tried calling the hospitals to speak with recruiters but now-a-days it's nearly impossible to get through the menu and speak to a human.
Being new to the area puts my at a huge disadvantage. I don't know anyone and I don't know the facilities. I would love if any of you who are familiar with ATL/NE GA could lead me in the right direction. Where are the surgery clinics and where do they post positions? What physician office's do you know of that use RNs? And to those who have more experience than I do: Is it inappropriate to show up unexpectedly at a manager's office?
As a final note, I don't think having a high GPA makes me better or smarter than everyone else, I don't think it's an automatic in and I absolutely know I have a lot of learning left to do..I was simply stating that I worked hard in school, I worked hard as a tech and I thought that experience and competence would lead to an interview (after 200+ applications) at the very least. I have been applying to jobs since March. I have revised and revised my resume and cover letter and I do change them for each position.