Finding a job harder than school and NCLEX put together

  1. I am a male LPN just graduated and passed NCLEX in august. I have been putting out resumes, filling out applications ect.... and have not heard anything, yet most of the females I went to school with all had jobs and were working before they even took NCLEX. The applications say equal opportunity employers, but some of the directors well tell you straight up they dont hire males. Any suggestions?
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  3. by   charebec65
    Quote from HotmaleSPN
    ... The applications say equal opportunity employers, but some of the directors well tell you straight up they dont hire males. Any suggestions?
    You mean they actually admit up from to discrimination?

    Good luck with your job search...
  4. by   58flyer
    Quote from HotmaleSPN
    , but some of the directors well tell you straight up they dont hire males. Any suggestions?
    Get a lawyer. You could write a nice letter asking why you were turned down, what you could do in the future to enhance your candidacy for the position, and see what they have to say. They might not put the no male policy in writing, but then again they might so it's worth a try. Then you won't have to work.:wink2:

    Seriously, sex discrimination violates federal law. You may have to take action via your state's EEOC office. I've been down that road in a race discrimination case and it's a tough road let me tell ya. Let the lawyer do it for you if you can. Also, seek the assistance of your congressperson, they are there to serve you, and this is a federal issue. I got fantastic results when I got my congressman involved, better than I hoped for.

    Good Luck.
  5. by   nelsRN
    wow, sorry for your troubles. when i applied for my job a few months ago, the nurse manager actually told me she liked hiring males (maybe I got lucky) but she obvioulsy liked me as she gave me the opportunity. I would think you should be able to land a job soon. Good Luck!!
  6. by   kristen3g3tp8
    Everything I've ever heard was that they WANT men....... who knows!
  7. by   TheCommuter
    Are you only applying at hospitals? I assume you're an LPN based on your username. LTC jobs are usually easier to obtain than hospital jobs.

    I have never had any problems finding jobs at LTCs. In fact, my workplace has several male nurses, including one male weekend supervisor.
  8. by   HotmaleSPN
    Well maybe I was looking in the wrong places, I applied at a few private nursing homes, so they can do what ever they want there. They said that the older female residents are sceeved out by male nurses. you know how the elderly are back in their day male nurses were unheard of, so I really dont blame them, its all about making the residents/patients happy. I did get the ball rolling on this job at the VA Hospital which seems nice. I will let you all know if i get the position, its a long drawn out process so who knows, i might be an RN before i get that LPN position.
  9. by   11:11
    Quote from HotmaleSPN
    ...who knows, i might be an RN before i get that LPN position.
    This might be a route you should consider. Nothing wrong with being an LPN of course, but your opportunites will be greater as an RN.

    I would try to stay out of LTC and focus on hospitals or clinics but thats just me and my preferences. Maybe try an inpatient rehab program also-

    HTH

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  10. by   Buckyxj
    Ive found that many "mental health" facilities look for males.
  11. by   HotmaleSPN
    Well I have some good news, I got hired at a county nursing home, its just perdiem for now, so im set to start oct 10th, wish me luck everyone.
  12. by   RebeccaJeanRN
    great news- you obviously don't really need 'luck', but just the same:

    good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  13. by   jov
    Quote from 58flyer
    Get a lawyer. .
    I'm sure this will help men get nursing jobs if they turn around and sue every place they ever applied.
  14. by   58flyer
    Quote from jov
    I'm sure this will help men get nursing jobs if they turn around and sue every place they ever applied.
    Your now mine...

    I didn't say anything about sueing every potential employer. Read what the OP said about the direct decision not to hire males. I am sure he worked just as hard for his license as anyone only to be denied employment because of his sex. That stinks. It's illlegal.

    As a conservative, I don't support frivolous lawsuits. But there are situations where litigation is the only legal means left to reach a satisfactory solution. Telling someone you won't hire them on the basis of sex alone is pretty darned brazen.

    Try to put yourself in the OP's position and imagine how you would feel about it.
    Last edit by 58flyer on Sep 28, '06

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