Ive been an LPN for over 10 years and Ive been looking for a job change recently. I sent several resumes and applied online to many places and no one has really responded. I will tell you the bad economy has a lot to with this. There arent as many job openings as there used to be and so many nurses are desperately applying to the same position. If you think about how many active nurses there are in your neighborhood and how many actually open positions there are, the chances are slim to get a call back unless there is something amazing that stands out on your resume. My personal analysis is that many nurses dont have the power to quit a position as easily and go up the street and find another one the same day, as we were able to do 5+ years ago. Possibly facilities dont want to hire those with minimum experience because they dont want to invest the time and money to train you. My first position was in a hospital and they gave me 5 weeks of training as a new grad! Unheard of nowadays, but dont give up! In the past, the jobs that I did ended up getting, were the ones that I personally went into the facility and filled out application or by personal reference. Keep in mind, many hospitals or larger companies require you to fill out an online application first.