Quote from Kuyafern
I might apply at Michigan or New York because we have family there. My aunts and uncles are in Hawaii as well so i'll keep this as an option. It would be difficult to move to a state if you don't know anyone. Specially when applying a job. It's not about "what you know" these days but it's about "who you know" connections.
Yes, so true, I'm getting a few e-mails from other PH nursing friends of recent years and still looking for their first nursing job in the US.
They have sent hundreds and I mean hundreds of resumes to hospitals, both small and large ones, not even one call back for an interview. They are finding out like it's been mentioned here in these forums that many hospitals are hiring the "internals", those workers who either have done their clinicals there or have a friend already inside and can refer them to the hiring person or just hiring other US students.
I hate to say this, but I truly feel if the hiring staff sees an international job application, it's not considered at all and put into file bin of "not interested, sorry". I think there's a higher push of hiring mostly US educated students or nurses now.
I mean, there are the LTC, SNF, nursing homes etc, but I think most prefer to work in other jobs that's more in line with being inside a hospital for now, it's also what hospitals offer in terms of better working environment, better pay, better benefits (health ins), paid time-off, sick leave, paid vacations, etc.