Can't find a job for over 8 months - page 2

by Liverpoollover

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I "lost my job" in the beginning of November 2012 and have had ZERO luck finding something else. I'm a psych nurse with 3 yrs of experience with my associates degree. I will be done with my BSN in may 2014. I think my question is... Read More


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    Have you tried any job fairs? I know there are healthcare and nursing specific ones and maybe getting to talk face to face and meet with many recruiters at once would be better. I went to one at Javits in NYC and it was pretty good.

    ETA: There is one coming up, but it's not until October
    I saw the same group has one online in August ...
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    I have and about 95% of places say they want someone with a BSN. Thanks for the advice. I really appreciate it!
    I just hope the longer I stay out of work, I don't become more and more undesirable to hospitals.

    You what also sucks, applying for jobs online. I think once you submit an application, the program looks for specific words and if you don't have them, your résumé doesn't even get to HR.
    I would love to know these key words that would help my cause. Haha!
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    You are right on that - there was a tread on this topic awhile back. The "key" words like compassion, team player, dependable, ect
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    Have you looked into travel nursing? With 3 years of experience, you could get an assignment somewhere.
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    Quote from hope3456
    You are right on that - there was a tread on this topic awhile back. The "key" words like compassion, team player, dependable, ect
    Oh wow! I have to find that thread! Do you remember any others?
    Thanks!
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    Quote from Not_A_Hat_Person
    Have you looked into travel nursing? With 3 years of experience, you could get an assignment somewhere.
    I would love to travel but I have a husband and we just opened a business a year ago, so I help with that. But good suggestion!
    Btw, I love your username... I too, am not a hat person! Haha
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    Go to the "search" tab and type in resume. Lots of discussions/advice
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    Will do, thanks!


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