2011 grads..jobs? - page 2

How is the job market looking for all you new grads in the Detroit area? I graduate next week and have gotten nothing but rejections so far. I work at a Detroit hospital but they do not hire RNs... Read More

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    Quote from amandan08
    I'm new to the area, and a new RN, and I think it is not good for me...

    I have 3 job offers from where I used to live, but I can't exactly go back now. I have submitted probably 300 job applications here, and I have only gotten one call back, and I didn't get that job. I can't get anyone to talk to me at all. I feel like I made a huge mistake moving here, but it wasn't just for work... Anyways, any tips/advice would be helpful. I feel so depressed! It wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the fact that I have offers from where I did my clinical rotations at...

    Does it have something to do with them being unfamiliar with my college maybe?
    Where abouts did you move to and which hospitals did you apply to? You may need to expand your search to further hospitals with the prospect of moving closer and biting a long commute for the short term. I moved here from upstate NY since my girlfriend was from MI (lame I know but I love the girl) with several offers at my disposal. It did take me a few months to get a Job here. Living in Onsted MI and not getting anything from most places, I applied into detroit (DMC) and got picked up for the first thing I applied for. This was about a 80 minute drive on average one way from where we first lived, prompting a move to Ann Arbor a few months later. I won't say you would strike gold definitely at DMC, but it is a hospital I've seen more likely to hire new grads. Also your background plays in any hire hugely. I got my job because I worked my off time in step down and ICU environments, which got me in a similar spot at the D. So depending on where you are shooting and what your background looks like will be huge influences.
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  3. Visit  amandan08} profile page
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    Quote from djmatte
    Where abouts did you move to and which hospitals did you apply to? You may need to expand your search to further hospitals with the prospect of moving closer and biting a long commute for the short term. I moved here from upstate NY since my girlfriend was from MI (lame I know but I love the girl) with several offers at my disposal. It did take me a few months to get a Job here. Living in Onsted MI and not getting anything from most places, I applied into detroit (DMC) and got picked up for the first thing I applied for. This was about a 80 minute drive on average one way from where we first lived, prompting a move to Ann Arbor a few months later. I won't say you would strike gold definitely at DMC, but it is a hospital I've seen more likely to hire new grads. Also your background plays in any hire hugely. I got my job because I worked my off time in step down and ICU environments, which got me in a similar spot at the D. So depending on where you are shooting and what your background looks like will be huge influences.
    Thanks for your input. Well, I'm living in the Garden City area. I have applied for... umm.. DMC, Henry Ford, Oakwood, Botsford, the VA in Ann Arbor and Detroit, Karmanos, U of M, Garden City Hospital, Beaumont, Mercy Memorial, St. Joes, St. John, St. Mary Mercy. I've also applied to nursing homes and clinics. I do all RN positions on career builder, home care, dialysis... everything... I search every day and apply for every job there if there isn't a 5 year experience requirement. I've considered and looked into volunteer work, but I don't want them to take the time to train me if I am going to have to move again to be able to even get a job.

    I just turned 21, so my employment history is mainly just an externship I did on a telemetry floor. But seriously, I got A's in all my nursing clinicals, my nursing class had a 96% pass rate (best in the state where I went to college)... I went to a University competitive summer program (for each seat, 15 applied) when I was 12! I graduated with a 4.0, top of my class, college was a 3.8 ish, dean's list, honor society... I don't see how I could have done anything better I'm just so upset because I've applied for probably 600 positions (I've been applying since May) and only one hospital even called back. What am I supposed to do?

    I hate to sound like I'm throwing a pity party, but I've had my resume reviewed by everyone I know, and they say it's great. No grammar/spelling errors, just the right amount of info. I just want the opportunity to show them what I've got!

    I even applied at fast food restaurants, and nothing. I mean, I can't even flip burgers because no one will take me
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    Sounds like quite the job search. An externship in tele could help you out loads when looking for a job. If you want I could glance at your resume n give some pointers. djmatte@gmail.com now I work at harper in dmc and there are a number of spots I see available all the time because frankly the units can't keep nurses. one of them a tele unit. I'm sure you don't want to hear about inability to retain staff but sometimes the hardest units you gain incredible knowledge in a short time. Its a tough job situation but try to keep your head up. and theres lots of open slots at dmc...so keep trying and don't get too discouraged.
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    Quote from djmatte
    Sounds like quite the job search. An externship in tele could help you out loads when looking for a job. If you want I could glance at your resume n give some pointers. djmatte@gmail.com now I work at harper in dmc and there are a number of spots I see available all the time because frankly the units can't keep nurses. one of them a tele unit. I'm sure you don't want to hear about inability to retain staff but sometimes the hardest units you gain incredible knowledge in a short time. Its a tough job situation but try to keep your head up. and theres lots of open slots at dmc...so keep trying and don't get too discouraged.

    Djmatte,
    I am a nursing student who just started looking into an externship. My clinical is on a tele floor this semester and I really like it. Do you know if your floor does externships or how I would apply there?


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