New Grad.. No Job(Of Course).. What should I do in the meantime? - page 2
Hi everyone, So its the usual story on here.. I can't find a job. Only about a handful of my graduating class have a job. I'm in Northern California where jobs are so scarce. My dream is to get a... Read More
1Sep 30, '12 by MrsNicuNurseAs far as Texas hospitals, I went to nursing school in Dallas and everyone I graduated with found jobs there. Some suggestions would be Baylor University Hospital NICU, Dallas Childrens Medical Center (i was a cna here in school), Cook Children's in Ft Worth (largest nicu in the country), Presbyterian Nicu, Scott & White is a big teaching hospital north of Austin with a nicu and picu that lots of my peers got jobs at, i know a few girls that got jobs in Waco at Hillcrest Baptist Hospital and Providence...lets see..Parkland would be good, I did L&D there in school and that place is a baby factory! There's Dell Childrens in Austin but I think its pretty competitive. But every hospital I mentioned regularly hires new grads. And pay compared to cost of living in Texas is unbeatable. Good luck!
0Sep 30, '12 by lullabyi totally agree with you. my grandmother passed last winter and i would prefer to work in a facility similar to the one that treated her than the majority of hospitals out there, the staff was excellent and highly skilled. i just wish hospitals were more open minded about hiring those with LTC, LTAC and SNF experience.
0Sep 30, '12 by FilledWLoveNot-done-yet, thank you so much for telling me about Medical City! I applied! Hopefully they will like me
Meriwhen, yes, I wish I didn't spend the last couple of month ONLY looking for jobs because it ended up just wasting my time! I'm fixing that now though.. I will definitely keep in mind not to look so desperate and truly showcase what I have to offer. Even if they are planning to hire anybody or not, I am just gonna give them my all and do my best simply because I love being a nurse , regardless if I'm going to get hired, paid, etc.
Dbassi, great point! I will get great practice for interviewing for new graduate positions! Goodluck on your job search! We can do this!
WanderingSagehen, thank you so much for your comment. You bring up a great point. I admire your compassion. It's not that I am discriminatory towards taking a job in a SNF or LTC, but my resume targets more towards pediatrics. I sort of feel like they'll read my resume and laugh thinking I'm in the wrong place haha (of course they won't REALLY laugh though). I am truly debating staying in California and taking a SNF/LTC job or going out of state and taking a Peds/NICU job in a hospital. Believe me though, I love the elderly and they definitely hold a place in my heart. Lullaby also brought up a good point of landing a hospital job in the future after working at an LTC. In this economy as a new grad, I would just want to ideally keep all my options for the future open, in case anything were to happen. I know my family wants me to stay here in California, so your comment really has me thinking... Thank you!
Mrs.NICUNurse, YAY! Thank you so much for your insight! I will definitely look into those hospitals! So exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!