I pity myself for being unemployed....

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    I pity myself for being unemployed.
    I didnt know what prompted me to browse through my facebook friends' profile, because i dont usually do that. I am not an avid fb user by the way, probably because i dont have internet connection at home. I was so surprised to know that a lot of my friends, ex-classmates, and including those i met when i did some volunteer works and training in numerous hospitals, all are currently working. I just realized how i have been left behind. I am '07 graduate and NLE passer. I also passed the NCLEX-RN and CGFNS qualifying exam the next year. I attended every seminar there is, and worked as volunteer nurse in 2 separate public hospitals in pampanga and bulacan. And after all those exams, trainings and years of job searching (i mean years.. 3 years to be exact), still i didnt land any job. I guess I wasnt lucky enough. I tried to submit an application to every hospitals I knew were hiring, but all my efforts were futile. I am aware that the system of "who-you-know" far outweighs "what-you-know" in application for any type of work. I dont despise those applicants using 'backer/s' or utilizing any connections they have, because I would likewise resort to them given the chance that I have them. I had an unfortunate experience in the course of my job hunting, in one hospital in Manila my application was rejected because I am already 28 years old, they are only accepting applicants not more than 25 years old. I also tried applying in BPO's, but i think working in call centers is not my cup of tea.
    This year I want to be optimistic. Its a fresh start to be positive. I would never lose hope, I would still try and try and try and try. Best of Luck to all who share the same sentiments! God bless us all!

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    Hang in there man. I hope you finally land one this year!
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    This is a brand new year for us job seekers! Just like you, I experienced lots of downs from agencies and hospitals, still I am not giving up.
    Let us only dwell to positivity, and make the best of what we have today. Good luck to us!
    Last edit by helloimDee on Jan 3, '11
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    don't lose hope, there's always a silver lining my dear... i graduated 2006, i reviewed for NCLEX, CGFNS, and IELTS. I passed all of them mid 2008. After that, I attended a training program in a governement hospital, after the program, took the pre-employment exam and passed, got interviewed and waited for their call, it took them almost a year to call me back. I started working June 2009. So you don't ever lose hope,
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    Let the way you see yourself now be the driving force to help you strive on what you really want. Those people who continuously assess themselves are those who find what they really want to be. If you pity yourself for being unemployed, I believe there's this strong desire of you to find work. Let your actions today reflect the future you want to achieve.

    I know this may seem easy to say, but every employed nurse, one way or another, has been on that stage of pitying themselves during the time they were unemployed. (Especially those who got their work from sheer hard work). I have my own share of strive-to-succeed-in-finding-work story too until I got what was really intended for me by our Lord.
    Again, a cliche as it may seem (tattoo this on your mind, LOL).
    DON'T LOSE HOPE!


    Let me share one of my favorite quotes of all time.
    "The great high road of human welfare lies along the path of the steadfast and the well-doing, and they who are the most persistent and work in the truest spirit, will invariably be the most successful"

    God bless us nurses!
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    Hi Trevor05,

    I also encountered your experience. I had applied to various hospitals and agencies but was unfortunate to find my luck. After a constant of perseverance, determination and prayer surely you will land a job that you've been dreaming of.But seems like your thoughts of pitying yourself is not a good sign of attracting to what you really want. I'll advice you that helps me a lot to improve my perspective about life. Think about Law of Attraction. Law of Attraction is when you draw everything to your self , the people, the job, the wealth ,and happiness ,you draw them all to you like a magnet .Hence ,what you think about your life is a physical manifestation to what you think about your self . Whatever you're thinking and feeling today is creating your future. To put in a note, Law of Attraction is just being be positive always that's how you create your perspective to what you really want from what's not. Please don't lose hope. Be persistent and pray a lot and surely God will see your efforts and will be paid off in due time. May God Bless you!
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    I agree with optimistic RN Trevor. I know you are feeling exhausted and hopeless of all the things that are happening to you but you must always look at the positive side of your situation. You may not have landed any jobs at any BPO companies or hospitals yet but you had the chance to render volunteer works in hospitals as a nurse unlike me who has never been a practicing RN since being licensed.

    Like you my best friend has been waiting for his turn in our base hospital for 2 years now and he could never get in to any call centers while waiting until he was hired in leading BPO company just this year. He got what he wanted somehow and he's still waiting for a call from the hospital.

    My friend never gave up amidst the adversaries that are happening all around him and when I asked him how he managed to remain strong, he told me, "I've been PUSHing, PUSHing & PUSH (Pray Until Something Happens)ing all this while".

    I would never forget what he told me & he's my living proof that faith in Him & perseverance pay off well.
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    Thank you guys for those encouraging words!

    Suddenly, I came to my senses by just reading what you have posted, I realized that instead of feeling sorry for myself I should start striving more and persevere even more. Pitying myself would not land me any job at all.. But hardwork will. I started hospital-hopping last week, I submitted résumé to each and every hospital which accepts application. And I received a correspondence from one hospital just this morning and I was asked to report to them for my exam. I took the exam and I will be having my interview tomorrow.
    Hope I will pass the exam and the interview..
    Please pray with me.
    Again, Thanks to you guys, you are all very much appreciated.
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    Thanks to all those words of encouragement, it helped me also bec. im also jobless Thanks for those advices
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    Quote from trevor05
    Thank you guys for those encouraging words!

    Suddenly, I came to my senses by just reading what you have posted, I realized that instead of feeling sorry for myself I should start striving more and persevere even more. Pitying myself would not land me any job at all.. But hardwork will. I started hospital-hopping last week, I submitted résumé to each and every hospital which accepts application. And I received a correspondence from one hospital just this morning and I was asked to report to them for my exam. I took the exam and I will be having my interview tomorrow.
    Hope I will pass the exam and the interview..
    Please pray with me.
    Again, Thanks to you guys, you are all very much appreciated.
    Just curious to know how your interview and exam went. Hoping for the best for you.

    I myself is jobless at the moment. It's been 2 years since I graduated. Applied to any hospital I could google, including nursing homes but to no avail. Well, hope it went well.


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