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This is a discussion on New Grad RN still no job in Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance, part of Nursing Career Advice ... Hello, i am a new graduate RN i graduated December 2011 and i still dnt have a job ive been geeting...by annamee May 26, '12Hello, i am a new graduate RN i graduated December 2011 and i still dnt have a job ive been geeting rejection letters one after another i dnt no what i am doing wrong i am getting really frustrated on top of that i cant find any more hospitals that hire new grads im feeling very helpless and hopeless any advise would help. thanks!
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- May 26, '12 by elprupI hear you. Even though I did everything right, professional resume, deans list, suit for interviews, thank you notes, researched job, etc etc I too became an old grad. Oh and I have a BSN and my PHN. It really sucks out there. We really need to start telling our stories to everyone out there that, because this has been going on since I graduated in 2008. And once you become a stale new (old) grad, it gets even worse. Keep trying, i know it is really really frustrating. I am so ready to give up too.
- May 26, '12 by lizzyregHello there, is there a particular specialty you want to work? If not, flexibility of any nursing job including nursing homes can be a start. I suggest you try ltc. Take heart, this happened to me too when I first graduated. I wish you all the best.
- May 26, '12 by suzannaprzTry applying to a nursing home or a staffing agency at least. Your problem might be that you don't have any experience in the nursing field, besides your clinicals. Most hospitals won't hire any one without proper experience hospitals get busy and they don't have time to train. Don't give up. I'm a CNA grad and I'm in college taking my nursing pre reqs. So I know how it is I still haven't found a job but the experience as a CNA will help me when I become a RN. Good luck!!!
- May 26, '12 by CandynAre you willing to relocate wherever? I applied to all hospital positions in all states....
- May 26, '12 by ScrubRNwannabeVolunteer!!!
- May 26, '12 by panpanI agree volunteer, 60-80% of new entry level RNS get their jobs through savvy networking. It can be through your professors, volunteering positions, friends that already have jobs in hospitals... they can talk to their nurse manager and give you a lead or a referral. Trust me, get out there and network, don't wait to get lucky. If you dont know anyone, get yourself out there! Go to recruiting events, have your resume ready... or sometimes go directly to the hospital and look for the unit manager, although some managers are too busy and won't like it. You gotta take your chances, even if it's just 1%. Good luck!
- May 26, '12 by Aongroup1990You definitely need to start out at the very bottom you are young you can do it. just work your way up. start at a nursing home first, or agency like what was said above...
- May 26, '12 by griffinchetI don't mean to be the "devil in Prada" ,but stop taking the rejection letters personally. Yes, you want to get to work. I know it was a lot of hard work completing nursing school, and bills are stacking up. This should only fuel your drive to find a position. Maybe you need to reevaluate your resume, interviewing skills, do more research on professional nursing resumes. Also, join some agencies and organizations that enable you to network. This post should have lead with location, positions applied for, and whether anyone had any contacts in your geographical region.
Also, revise your cover letter to show your eagerness to learn. Continue reading your nursing guides, invest in additional training to boost your resume & credentials.
It's memoral day weekend, so not many HR personnel offices are open. But, as soon as Tuesday comes around call in to figure out if they're hiring for new graduates & to what positions.
Job hunting takes approximately 6-12 months in the professional arena. This is not Customer Service where you can read a module & easily be hired within 2-3 months.
Sorry to say, Stop crying & get to work!
- May 26, '12 by threebrats46See if you can get a private duty case,or nursing home. It may not be what you want but you def need the experience.