L&D/Mother Baby Job Hunt Advice

  1. Hi there! I'm a new graduate nurse looking to find a job in women's health, particularly in L&D, Mother/Baby, NICU, or OB.

    However, I've been honestly struggling so hard. I've done the certifications like NRP, STABLE, and Basic FHM. I also have become a member of AWHONN. I've applied to so many hospitals and not ONE has called me back for an interview. I have had two interviews in non-women/baby units and they both have noticed my resume pretty much smells of mother/baby/L&D.

    I'm honestly feeling so discouraged right now and I'm at loss as to what to do next. Should I tailor my resume to not include mother/baby certifications anymore? Am I putting too much? Am I missing something? Am I applying to early?

    Any advice (and encouragement to be honest...) would be appreciated. I just want my dream job and I'm not sure if I should settle for something else right now and then transfer...
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  3. by   JanineKelbach
    Quote from nikkinixter
    Hi there! I'm a new graduate nurse looking to find a job in women's health, particularly in L&D, Mother/Baby, NICU, or OB.

    However, I've been honestly struggling so hard. I've done the certifications like NRP, STABLE, and Basic FHM. I also have become a member of AWHONN. I've applied to so many hospitals and not ONE has called me back for an interview. I have had two interviews in non-women/baby units and they both have noticed my resume pretty much smells of mother/baby/L&D.

    I'm honestly feeling so discouraged right now and I'm at loss as to what to do next. Should I tailor my resume to not include mother/baby certifications anymore? Am I putting too much? Am I missing something? Am I applying to early?

    Any advice (and encouragement to be honest...) would be appreciated. I just want my dream job and I'm not sure if I should settle for something else right now and then transfer...
    That is confusing to me as well. Do you have anymore nursing experience? Maybe they want more than just L&D? What other types of work have you done? I can't ee why you can't land an interview.
  4. by   nikkinixter
    Quote from JanineKelbach
    That is confusing to me as well. Do you have anymore nursing experience? Maybe they want more than just L&D? What other types of work have you done? I can't ee why you can't land an interview.
    I've had a labor and delivery preceptorship, had experience at Kaiser Permanent as an intern where I educated expectant mothers and young moms, and volunteered in the same hospital in a postpartum unit and postpartum lactation program.

    It's seriously baffling :/ I can even send you my resume and cover letters to get your input? I need all the help I can get

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