Quote from skny
so, im 22 months and counting......still no job. this is the biggest mistake of my life. Ive been turned down by mcdonalds and target too!!!!! i have no more hope or tears left to shead. i guess its time i just accept the mistake and move fwd with becoming the best receptionist possible.
Sorry to hear of your plight and can only say keep your chin up (yea I know but.... *LOL*).
Finding a nursing gig is just like getting any other sort of employment in NYC these days, you are going to have to make finding a job a job in itself.
That being said have you taken any certification courses? Reached out to nurses, nurse managers etc you meet at clinicals? Are you hounding down any nurse you see on trains, buses, subways, on the street and ask where they are working and is the place hiring? I know it can be hard to tell whom in whites or scrubs is a nurse these days but nothing ventured nothing gained.
Have someone critique your resume and cover letter. Are you presenting yourself in the best light? You only get one shot when it comes to someone reading those things and you want them to start and keep reading; not chuck it into a pile with the others.
Try agencies, flu clinics, LTC, nursing homes. Try other states or parts of NY that you can reach easily should things work out. Even try "hell hole" hospitals and or those located in areas you normally wouldn't consider. No one is saying you have to spend your entire career there, but right now what you need is experience.
Network, network, network! Speak to your family doctor- OB/gyn anyone in healthcare or related fields even pharma sales.