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L&D/Mother Baby Job Hunt Advice

  1. 0 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. Visit  JanineKelbach profile page
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    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. Visit  nikkinixter profile page
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    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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