Thanks so much you guys! Yeah, I think calling may be the first step. But I might also do the "put on a suite and grab the resume!" strategy, too, just in case.
- Thanks! LOL. I know it's not really the "norm" in wanting to work in LTC, but for some reason, I LOVE THE ATMOSPHERE. Maybe it's my love of taking care of the elderly? But this is definitely where my future lies. I plan on becoming an NP - Gerontology.
- Oooh, the yellowpages tactic. I think this might be the "first step." Then if all else fails, I might do the "drive around from facility to facility" strategy. Thank you for the suggestion; never would've thought of it lol!
- Yeah, I figured I might have to bring my resume (a very thin one at that!) with me. Thank you
- Oh man, I always had this feeling that not just acute care might have to go that route (1-2 years experience a MUST!). 2 years ago (when I graduated fr. an ADN program), the norm was if you can't find a job in acute care, go straight to the LTCs and there it is a guarantee that you will get hired! It's really getting harder and harder out there, huh? Hopefully my 1 year experience might count for SOMETHING. Thanks for the warning; it's good to have an idea of what's going on out there
- LOL! For some reason, I never ever go to craigslist! I should because, like you, some friends have gotten the best deals (in terms of full-time contracts). I'm always like, "but craigslist is only for car bargains, not jobs." I'm definitely gonna start using this option. Thank you!
- YES! Believe it or not, this was my initial game plan: go from LTC to LTC until I get some kind of contact with a DON or manager (Ha! Tough chance on that). It's still gonna be in my game plan, but maybe a "last resort, I'm desperate!" type of thing. I've gotta start practicing way before I go this route though; I get knock-kneed & nervous doing these interviews. Thank you for your suggestion