New Grad RN Pedal Power - page 3
by Pedal 4,623 Views | 23 Comments
Call it too many early days and late nights of endless job searching leading nowhere. After 100+ applications and 9 months post-NCLEX with my RN with no interviews and no offers, I am ready for something different. I think more... Read More
- 0Mar 20, '12 by sunflower350If you pedal through California, I'm in for the adventure! Passed NCLEX in June 2011, off work since September, total hip replaced in January, so that puts me 9 months as a registered nurse with no nursing job! Hip is good, I've been spinning at the gym and ready for the road bike
- 0Mar 20, '12 by PedalQuote from AndyBOk, done. I don't take much stock in web-based tools because I think they are mostly used for marketing and third party research purposes, but my info and resume is now posted at monster. Thanks for the advice.Put a resume on monster.com and your phone will not stop ringing. Do it and tell us your results.
- 1Jun 26, '12 by PedalAn update on this: I landed a job in the last month. Basically I learned a few things: It may be a long search or a short one for your first job depending. I may have made life tough for myself post-grad/licensure by looking far and wide rather than in my own back yard. Go with the network you have to land your first job. I think after you get experience 1-2 years it will be much easier to find jobs through the posts online. But don't waste your time. I probably sent in somewhere between 100-200 app's during 10 months of fruitless searching until I landed a job through a friend and his family contact at a psych hospital. In fact I got the job offer as I was filling out the application! It can be brutal for new grads right now as you probably know. Lesson learned: start from where you are and who you know.
I'll be pedaling, but just short trips around my area for now as I learn the ropes of being an RN. Good luck to all.