when do u plan on applying for a job? I heard most people get a job lined up b4 passing the NCLEX/graduation
I graduated from AACC in May 2007. I started applying for jobs in the end of January beginning of February. Some hospitals by that time had already posted, interiewed for and accpted job offers for those position, those positions were then closed. Most hospitals were just starting the hiring process for the May grads at that time. Harbor hospital at that time had the latest dated for posting new grad postions, with them not posting until April.
90% of my class had accepted job offers by April. Those that waited until after graduation and passing the nclex found job hunting difficult. Or so I heard from the grape vine. This was back in the time that every hospital was hunting for new grads. That having multiple job offers were common. That sign on bonuses was no unheard off, even for new grads. That time is gone, very very gone.
A lot of hospitals are in a near hiring freeze. Accepting very limited numbers of new grads. My advice to you is to call the HR departments in the surronding hospitals. Ask them when they will be posting jobs for new grads for the summer 2010 positions. If they tell you December, then start looking on their web site every day in December and as soon as you see it posted, apply. The early bird most definantly gets the worm in this situation.
That said, make sure your resume is up to date and professional looking. Talk to your professors about getting references. Good luck in job hunting.
Last edit by ukstudent on Nov 3, '09
: Reason: spelling errors, I know I didn't find them all, sorry