Having trouble finding a job in New York

  1. Please Let Me Know How To Land My First Nursing Job

    I Send Out Resumes But No Responses

    What Happen To All The Nursing Jobs They Said Were Out There


    I Am Now Being Told That It Is Who You Know In The Hospital To Hook You Up

    I Asked Some Of My Friends How They Got Hired And They Told Me Some One They Know Works There

    Not All Of Us Know Some One.

    What Do I Do?

    Is There A Service Avail That Help New Rn Graduates Look For Work

    I Am Interested In Med Surge

    I Realize That Experienced Rn Get The Jobs

    So Whos Going To Give Me A Chance To Learn And Be Productive

    Its Been 3 Weeks Now Since I Passed My State Boards In Ny.

    Thanks For Your Advice

    You Are All The Best And So Supportive
    Soke
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  2. 21 Comments

  3. by   nozyrozy40
    Where in NY are you looking?
  4. by   puddingpie
    I'm having the same problem in NJ and told the same thing.
    I have put my application in for over 20 positions and went there personally. No reponses. I did have one interview on Friday, they told me they would let me know in a week, meanwhile the search is still on. Check out this site www.aftercollege.com
    they are hiring New Grad nurses in NY for the schools on www.craigslist.com Job section NY.
  5. by   kendel
    Quote from puddingpie
    I'm having the same problem in NJ and told the same thing.
    I have put my application in for over 20 positions and went there personally. No reponses. I did have one interview on Friday, they told me they would let me know in a week, meanwhile the search is still on. Check out this site www.aftercollege.com
    they are hiring New Grad nurses in NY for the schools on www.craigslist.com Job section NY.


    I AM LOOKING IN BROOKLYN, MANHATTAN ETC
  6. by   RNDreamer
    I'm sorry you are having trouble. How are you applying? Are you applying online, in person, etc? Do you follow up with the application? I would also have someone review your resume and/or cover letter as well. Good luck!

    Quote from Kendel
    I Passed Nclex Rn 3 Weeks Ago

    I Am Having Difficulty Right Now I Send Out Resume But Feel Like I Am Just A Number Because No One Knows Me
  7. by   kendel
    Quote from NYDreamer
    I'm sorry you are having trouble. How are you applying? Are you applying online, in person, etc? Do you follow up with the application? I would also have someone review your resume and/or cover letter as well. Good luck!


    I DO ALL

    I APPLY IN PERSON, FAX RESUME, CALL AND GET THE RUN AROUND.


    MAYBE THERES TOO MUCH COMPETITION IN BROOKLYN.

    I MAY HAVE TO SEARCH FAR OUT
  8. by   RNDreamer
    Do you have your license yet or is it coming in the mail? I hear that some hospitals want you to have your license. Also, what do you mean by run around? What exactly do they say? I'm only asking because the more info you give us, the better someone may be able to help you.


    Quote from Kendel
    I DO ALL

    I APPLY IN PERSON, FAX RESUME, CALL AND GET THE RUN AROUND.


    MAYBE THERES TOO MUCH COMPETITION IN BROOKLYN.

    I MAY HAVE TO SEARCH FAR OUT
  9. by   kendel
    Quote from NYDreamer
    Do you have your license yet or is it coming in the mail? I hear that some hospitals want you to have your license. Also, what do you mean by run around? What exactly do they say? I'm only asking because the more info you give us, the better someone may be able to help you.
    I AM A NEW GRADUATE , I PASSED NCLEX AND I HAVE MY RN LICENSE.

    I SEND OUT TONS OF RESUME, I GO TO THE HOSPITALS ALL I HEAR IS ... WE WILL CALL YOU. THATS WHAT I MEAN BY THE RUN AROUND.

    I NEED TO START WORKING AND IT SEEMS THEY WANT RN WITH EXPERIENCE
    SO WHO WANTS NEW GRADS.

    THE JOB POSTINGS ASK FOR EXPERIENCED RN
    WELL IF NO ONE GIVES ME THE EXPERIENCE HOW CAN I GET IT
  10. by   RNDreamer
    I hear you! Trust me, that's how I felt when I wasn't getting called for CNA positions...It looks like you may have to search outside of Brooklyn..Try these sites:
    http://employment.nychhc.org/

    http://hospitals.nyhealth.gov/index....6f08018fe3750a

    With the second link, you will have to click the area of interest in order to find hospitals in the area.

    GOOD LUCK!


    Quote from Kendel
    I AM A NEW GRADUATE , I PASSED NCLEX AND I HAVE MY RN LICENSE.

    I SEND OUT TONS OF RESUME, I GO TO THE HOSPITALS ALL I HEAR IS ... WE WILL CALL YOU. THATS WHAT I MEAN BY THE RUN AROUND.

    I NEED TO START WORKING AND IT SEEMS THEY WANT RN WITH EXPERIENCE
    SO WHO WANTS NEW GRADS.

    THE JOB POSTINGS ASK FOR EXPERIENCED RN
    WELL IF NO ONE GIVES ME THE EXPERIENCE HOW CAN I GET IT
  11. by   kendel
    Quote from NYDreamer
    Do you have your license yet or is it coming in the mail? I hear that some hospitals want you to have your license. Also, what do you mean by run around? What exactly do they say? I'm only asking because the more info you give us, the better someone may be able to help you.
    THANKS FOR TRYING TO HELP

    I APPRECIATE IT
  12. by   RNDreamer
    You're very welcome!

    Quote from Kendel
    THANKS FOR TRYING TO HELP

    I APPRECIATE IT
  13. by   Blee O'Myacin
    Quote from Kendel
    Please Let Me Know How To Land My First Nursing Job

    I Send Out Resumes But No Responses

    What Happen To All The Nursing Jobs They Said Were Out There


    I Am Now Being Told That It Is Who You Know In The Hospital To Hook You Up

    I Asked Some Of My Friends How They Got Hired And They Told Me Some One They Know Works There

    Not All Of Us Know Some One.

    What Do I Do?

    Is There A Service Avail That Help New Rn Graduates Look For Work

    I Am Interested In Med Surge

    I Realize That Experienced Rn Get The Jobs

    So Whos Going To Give Me A Chance To Learn And Be Productive

    Its Been 3 Weeks Now Since I Passed My State Boards In Ny.

    Thanks For Your Advice

    You Are All The Best And So Supportive
    Soke

    Did you check your letter and resume for spelling and grammar errors? I notice that you are capitalizing every word in your sentences. If I were sifting through many cover letters and resumes in a day, I'd be filtering out those that had glaring errors.

    A big part of nursing is clear and concise communication, especially written, as evidenced by the mountain of paperwork we do during a shift. Your resume and cover letter is your first impression. Make sure it's perfect, then follow up with a phone call to the HR department. Most hospitals have nurse recruitment departments and are looking for new grads, especially in med/surg areas.

    Good luck!

    Blee
  14. by   kendel
    Quote from Blee O'Myacin
    Did you check your letter and resume for spelling and grammar errors? I notice that you are capitalizing every word in your sentences. If I were sifting through many cover letters and resumes in a day, I'd be filtering out those that had glaring errors.

    A big part of nursing is clear and concise communication, especially written, as evidenced by the mountain of paperwork we do during a shift. Your resume and cover letter is your first impression. Make sure it's perfect, then follow up with a phone call to the HR department. Most hospitals have nurse recruitment departments and are looking for new grads, especially in med/surg areas.

    Good luck!

    Blee
    TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION REGARDING RESUME: YES IT WAS LOOKED AT BY A NURSING INSTRUCTOR WITH HER PHD. MY RESUME IS FINE.


    LET ME GIVE YOU AN EG. I WENT TO AN OPEN HOUSE AND I SAW NURSES RECOMMENDING THEIR FRIENDS FOR THE POSITION IN FRONT OF OTHER RNS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT. THE RNS WORKED AT THE HOSPITAL THAT KEPT THE OPEN HOUSE AND THEY WERE TALKING TO THE HR PEOPLE AND RECOMMENDING THEIR FRIENDS.
    I GET A FEELING THAT I MAY HAVE TO GO FAR TO SEEK EMPLOYMENT.
    WHERE THERE IS LITTLE COMPETIOTION.

    EVERY ONE I KNOW SO FAR IN BROOKLYN GOT HOOKED UP IN A HOSPITAL.
    I HAVE CLASS MATES THAT LIVE IN BROOKLYN AND QUEENS AND THEY TOLD ME THE SAME THING I WAS SHOCKED. I GOT A REALITY CHECK.

    I AM GOING TO ASK SOME ONE TO HOOK ME UP AS WELL. I KNOW A HEAD NURSE AT A CERTAIN HOSPITAL AND I AM GOING TO TALK TO HER ON TUE TO ASK HER TO SPEAK TO SOME ONE IN HR.

    MY FONT RIGHT NOW IS A CHOICE- I LIKE ALL CAPS BUT I WOULD NEVER PUT THAT IN A RESUME

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