Quote from rashan1053
I have been applying to positions in all the hospitals in Las Vegas and am starting to worrying that I will not have a job lined up for my move in August. I am a new nurse. I just graduated in December and have been working at a hospital in Wisconsin since January. I have my temporary license for Nevada and am waiting for all the paperwork to go through on my permanent one. Anyone have any suggestions?
Have you tried calling HR...weekly. I had to do that. What's your background? If it's hospital nursing, like Medical Surgical or Intermediate Care, you will get a job, it may be on nights to start though. I know you're worried about having a job lined up for once you move here. However, you should have better luck once you are physically in town, as you will already be in town, making it easier to do business. You will get a job.
My job offers have mostly been within a day or two of applying. I generally started calling HR and the manager of the unit for which I applied, if I hadn't heard anything one week after applying.
I would also suggest just going straight to the manager of whatever unit your applying, with resume in hand. One nurse told me that she applied for SEVERAL jobs within her hospital, and never got ONE call from HR regarding any of them. Yet, when she would go online to view her profile, it would show that she had applied for those jobs, and also indicated that she hadn't been selected for the positions. She wasn't selected, but never got an interview. From what I understand, here, sometimes you have to really be assertive, and let them know you're interested.