Any new grads having a hard time finding a job?? - page 6

by CocoChanel | 25,716 Views | 64 Comments

Just curious. Any new grad RNs having a hard time finding a job? I graduated in Dec. and CAN'T find a job to save my life. I've applied for numerous jobs at all the hospitals and various clinics on the coast and STILL haven't... Read More


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    No job here yet.. I am licensed in MS and LA.. I have applied from New Orleans all the way to Hattiesburg and I haven't gotten a single call in 2 months.
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    Quote from Ang_RN
    No job here yet.. I am licensed in MS and LA.. I have applied from New Orleans all the way to Hattiesburg and I haven't gotten a single call in 2 months.
    Have you tried riverregion.com? I don't know where you live; but this is in vicksburg, ms. right next to Jackson, MS. They are hiring new grads. Good luck
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    I am from an area about 60 miles North of Jackson, I have applications in at all Jackson area hospitals, Meridian Hospitals, and even local clinics and nursing homes. I graduated May 2010, and passed boards June 2010, and have yet to find anything. I was on scholarship with a hospital in Jackson, and they did me very wrong. Promised me a day job from the get go, and at the last minute, couldn't honor that promise, AFTER all the other hospitals had hired their new grads. I suppose trying to get me to take a night job, but because of family situations, I can't work a night shift.
    One hospital hired 55 grads, and wont hire any more until that batch gets out of orientation in late September. I interviewed with University, and due to my strong Christian background, I feel like the recruiter that interviewed me, didn't like me because of his certain lifestyle choices. I haven't heard back from them. Its very frustrating because all the hospitals want EXPERIENCED nurses, well if they don't give us NEW nurses a chance, then what can we do?!?!!!!
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    Quote from aellisrn
    I am from an area about 60 miles North of Jackson, I have applications in at all Jackson area hospitals, Meridian Hospitals, and even local clinics and nursing homes. I graduated May 2010, and passed boards June 2010, and have yet to find anything. I was on scholarship with a hospital in Jackson, and they did me very wrong. Promised me a day job from the get go, and at the last minute, couldn't honor that promise, AFTER all the other hospitals had hired their new grads. I suppose trying to get me to take a night job, but because of family situations, I can't work a night shift.
    One hospital hired 55 grads, and wont hire any more until that batch gets out of orientation in late September. I interviewed with University, and due to my strong Christian background, I feel like the recruiter that interviewed me, didn't like me because of his certain lifestyle choices. I haven't heard back from them. Its very frustrating because all the hospitals want EXPERIENCED nurses, well if they don't give us NEW nurses a chance, then what can we do?!?!!!!
    That's got to be quite frustrating. I graduated in April. Passed boards in June, and immediately got a job at River Region. The pay isn't all that great; but I work the Baylor/weekend option which pays a few dollars more an hour. Vicksburg is about 30 miles past Jackson (west of Jackson). PM me if you can't find anything closer.
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    I live far too south of Vicksburg, thanks though

    I am still applying everywhere I can.. still no call backs.. I will keep everyone updated.

    Best of luck to everyone.
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    hey there I just graduated in May 2010. And am having a difficult time finding a job. I did hear that when I would graduate there would a difficult time finding a job... but I didnt know it would be this difficult. I am so worried and keeping thinking in the back of mind if I will EVER get a job, I am applying everywhere and try hard each day that I go out job searching all I can do is pray and keep trying.
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    Im having a somewhat of a hard time finding a job! It's becoming a bit frustrating. I passed my exam in December 2010 and jumped right on applying for hospitals.....all of my apps and still in review and then all of a sudden the position disappears. I thought there was a nursing shortage! Apparently NOT!
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    I'm originally from MS, but I am in nursing school in Alabama right now. Mobile is hiring like crazy at all the hospitals. Where I am doing my clinicals at they already are asking for our resumes to higher us and I'm only in my second semester. Good luck though
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    Really not trying to relocate right now but thanks tho......It might become and option to relocate if I don't get a job by the end of the month.

    Good luck to you and your studies!
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    I sent apps and resumes to most of the hospitals on the coast and didn't get any hits either. Are you open to moving...? I just got picked up by Baptist in Jackson. During my interview, I was told that there were a number of new grad positions open. Worth looking.


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