Has anyone got a RN job in Raleigh area from out of state?

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    Just wondering if anyone recently got a job in the triangle area from out of state? I had 1 interview and 1 application denied without reason (the job is still posted) and several jobs are still under review. I'm wondering if I should just move down, take a temp/travel job and eventually find a full-time job.
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    Quote from cocot
    Just wondering if anyone recently got a job in the triangle area from out of state? I had 1 interview and 1 application denied without reason (the job is still posted) and several jobs are still under review. I'm wondering if I should just move down, take a temp/travel job and eventually find a full-time job.
    I received an offer from WakeMed and am waiting to hear back from Rex. In both circumstances I received help from friends who knew people in the hospital. Seems very much like it is all about who you know. Congrats on getting an interview! Let us know how everything works out. If you really want to be in Raleigh, it might be worth moving down and taking a temp/travel job if they're easy to obtain - I have no idea on that one.
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    I just transferred from DFW Texas. I have been a RN for 4 years. I waited for a month or 2 before i started getting interviews. I got hired at Duke University but the pay is very low compared to Texas plus NC has state taxes. Also got a job at Rex PRN which i waited 3 months before hearing back from them. I also received a job offer at Wake Med. It takes quite awhile before you hear from the hospitals here in NC. Here in NC, it is about who you know in the hospital and who they are. Im lucky though Im pretty new in the state and dont know anyone I still got the job. But it is a waiting game.
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    Not in that area, but I was offered employment from out of state at two hospitals in the Jacksonville/New Bern area of North Carolina based on phone interviews. I accepted one, and will start in December. It IS possible to get hired from out of state. I think one thing that will make you look serious is going to be a good solid cover letter explaining yourself; it doesn't have to be detailed, just something saying you are currently living in NY for example and wishing to relocate to NC. Simple and sweet, and also an active license in the state which you are trying to go to. I think those will make you look serious, and willing to relocate asap.
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    I moved to the Triangle this summer for a position at one of the university affiliated medical centers. I knew nobody before my interview for my internship program. I applied and didn't really expect an interview or an offer out of it. But it's a dream position. Several others in my program are not from the area (moved from out of state). I lived in another compact state with an active unrestricted compact license when I was applying in NC which may have helped... Patience is a virtue.
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    Thanks everyone for responding. I met with a resume guru today (I've been doing the same job for 15 years). I'm hoping the travel nurse job will tied me over until I find a permenant job. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping we've (my husband and I ) made the right decision to move. I feel strongly that it is going to work out. Hymm.... patience.... also I believe wherever I end up is where I am supposed to be.
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    Quote from cocot
    Thanks everyone for responding. I met with a resume guru today (I've been doing the same job for 15 years). I'm hoping the travel nurse job will tied me over until I find a permenant job. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping we've (my husband and I ) made the right decision to move. I feel strongly that it is going to work out. Hymm.... patience.... also I believe wherever I end up is where I am supposed to be.
    Sometimes, travel positions turn into offers for full time regular employment! Several people in my department came to our organization as travelers and stayed. Best wishes!


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