New grad RN jobs in Michigan

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    Hello everyone, I'm a new grad RN and looking for a job in Michigan. I graduated in August and have been trying to find a job but no luck yet! I have applied for so many positions at different hospitals but so far had just two interviews, St john Macomb (in Jan) and henry ford Macomb (Feb). I have been trying to call HR as they told me to follow up within a week or 2 but didn't get any replies yet. I'm losing my hope and don't know what to do. Please Help!
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    hmmmm 68 views but no comments. thanks for that!
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    I highly recommend that you contact the hiring manager directly. At your interview, you should have gotten a business card/someway to contact the manager directly. I would send an email stating something along the lines of "I enjoyed meeting with you on X date. I am confident that I would be a great addition to your team and wanted to send a note expressing my continued interest in the position. Feel free to reach me anytime at (your phone number)."
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    Hi new nurse! I am a new RN myself from (mid)michigan, and I cannot find a job either! I just graduated in dec and have only been called for one interview, and I must not have gotten the job because I never got a call. I recently have been in contact with a nurse recruiter from the hospitals and she is going to try to help me get an interview! Maybe you can try to contact a recruiter? I think it's just a bad time right now for us.. good luck!

    -Devon
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    Hi! I am also a new grad. I have been working at a local hospital for several years. I have had 3 interviews already, one on the floor I work on as a Tech. I am on medical leave because I got hurt and can't interview while on leave. My classmates that don't already work in a Hospital are also having the same difficulties you are. I know that Schoolcraft College is having a job fair today (prob to late for you to attend). I also know ALL of the Detroit Hospitals are hiring. If you work downtown for a year, you will gain so much experience you will be able to move to a hospital closer to you. I would also suggest contacting recruiters at the different hospitals. Good Luck to you!
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    Quote from WANT2BANURSESOON
    I highly recommend that you contact the hiring manager directly. At your interview, you should have gotten a business card/someway to contact the manager directly. I would send an email stating something along the lines of "I enjoyed meeting with you on X date. I am confident that I would be a great addition to your team and wanted to send a note expressing my continued interest in the position. Feel free to reach me anytime at (your phone number)."
    I really appreciate your help! I tried to call the HR 2-3 times at both hospitals but no one calls me back. Now that you have mentioned about emailing them, I would try that too. I'm in the U.S. from 6-7 yrs and did not know much about the networking and all that. I wish I knew that earlier. So I thought I can ask for help here. Thank you so much again
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    Quote from Devon_RN
    Hi new nurse! I am a new RN myself from (mid)michigan, and I cannot find a job either! I just graduated in dec and have only been called for one interview, and I must not have gotten the job because I never got a call. I recently have been in contact with a nurse recruiter from the hospitals and she is going to try to help me get an interview! Maybe you can try to contact a recruiter? I think it's just a bad time right now for us.. good luck!

    -Devon
    Hi Devon, thanks for your good advice. I will try that too. Good luck to you as well!
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    Quote from g2momma
    Hi! I am also a new grad. I have been working at a local hospital for several years. I have had 3 interviews already, one on the floor I work on as a Tech. I am on medical leave because I got hurt and can't interview while on leave. My classmates that don't already work in a Hospital are also having the same difficulties you are. I know that Schoolcraft College is having a job fair today (prob to late for you to attend). I also know ALL of the Detroit Hospitals are hiring. If you work downtown for a year, you will gain so much experience you will be able to move to a hospital closer to you. I would also suggest contacting recruiters at the different hospitals. Good Luck to you!
    Hi g2momma. I have been applying to the near by hospitals only but now I will take a look into the Detroit area as well. Thanks for your suggestion. Hope you will get well soon and good luck for the interview.
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    Keep going. Consider moving to a new city if you can. Two of my friends are from the D but moved to GR because there are more jobs.
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    It seems that LTC is an area many new grads overlook, but LTC facilities almost always want RNs, experienced or not. Certainly, the experience is different from hospitals, but there's still a lot to learn: assessment, med pass for a much larger patient load, and time management! Plus, some LTCs pay more than the hospitals. Good luck!


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