Hi everyone. I'm a new grad (May 2012) still on the hunt for my first job. I went to school in Las Vegas, NV and moved to miami, FL when I graduated. I am having absolutely ZERO luck. I have done everything I can as far as applying. I have not only applied to hospitals but have applied to LTC, Hospice, Home Health, you name it. I was on numerous waiting lists just to be able to volunteer only to be told even they don't want me because they don't want me "selling myself" to the various units when I'm supposed to be there to help. I can't get a job as a CNA, ER tech, or anything else because I'm an RN and they don't want someone who will drop everything as soon as an RN position comes along (understandable). There are new grad programs I have applied to but since I didn't go to school here in Miami, I don't qualify for the scholarship
programs. I have applied to other areas of Florida and even other states. I spoke to a nursing recruiter in West Palm Beach who told me they won't consider me for their new grad program since I don't live within 10-15 miles of the hospital. She didn't even want to take me seriously when I told her I would relocate. She's "heard it all before". I am enrolled in an RN to BSN program already since it seems having a BSN is really important in this area of the country. I have had my ACLS for a year and I'm getting PALS in two weeks. So, my question to nursing managers, recruiters, and HR is: do you guys really not mind it when an applicant comes in face-to-face to hand you a resume? Everyone keeps telling me to go to the floor and go directly to the manager to try to give them my resume and maybe set up an interview on the spot. I am more than willing to give it a shot, but I'm afraid that I will annoy someone and be blacklisted or something. I know it shows eagerness and persistence and all that, and I am all those things, but I'm also acutely aware of personal space and intrusion. The last thing I want to do is intrude on someone. Can someone please give me some advice? I'm a new grad in desperate need of help!!