New Grad RNs - Don't give up. - page 3

I graduated December 2010, obtained my license in February 2011, and looked for jobs for over 1 year. I must have submitted far over 100 applications to new graduate RN programs and far over 300 to everywhere else, for any... Read More

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    Thank You!!!

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    Thnks nursejaneRN
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    Quote from robin, rn
    hello, i graduated with my bsn in may of 2011 and then passed my pa state boards. it is now feb. 2012 and unfortunately i am still unemployed. i am beginning to lose hope

    don't lose hope, you will find something. can you relocate? upmc in pittsburgh hires new grads and they run a lot of different facilities including a psych center.
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    Thnks but I cant relocate...i just got my youngest in an Autism program...
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    After searching for like forever, I was finally offered a position in a hospital of my choice. I am very grateful and I can finally begin my nursing career. Thank you all for the encouraging words. And for those who are still in search of employment, please don't give up because our opportunity will be granted soon.
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    Love that post.
    I have also been a "new" grad for a long time. About 8+ months.
    I've been on 5 interviews. I've recently landed a casual position within a nice LTC and have received a call back from a full-time position at an awesome hospital that is 15 mins from my house (just trying to get back into contact with them)
    I believe everything happens for a reason- what's meant to be will!

    I always thought of myself as a "poor" interviewer.... nerves and the fact that I stutter. There would be SOO many things I would want to say during an interview and it just wouldn't translate that way.
    I felt like everyone around me was landing jobs- no one was "friends" anymore. No matter how much you helped someone in school... don't even think about asking them for help now.
    I just felt like a had a million things against me and I couldn't catch a break.

    I went on this last interview on Wednesday (at a hospital I dream of working at)... and let alone the position is F/T. I claimed this... this is MINE... I'm ready for it and I prayed about it so hard.
    The felt the interview went well- I challenged him with some questions.. I gave him my references and he gave me his card.
    I followed up with a Thank You email. He informed me during the interview he would only inform the successful person by the end of the week.
    On friday I had a voice message from him asking me to call him... he also replied back to my email - asking again to call him. I am HOPING with everything the call is saying I got the position.... Seriously I will cry like there is no tomorrow.

    They wouldn't leave a voice message saying you got the position right? they'd rather speak to you? ahhh I'm trying not to get my hopes up but please God let this be mine

    Anyways, I called him back and left a message... but I hope this doesn't become a game of tag with it being a long weekend and I heard word he might be on vacation next week :S

    (sorry that turned out to be a lot longer than expected)
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    Nurse Jane,

    What did you learn from your interviews and how did you improve your skill for the next interview? How did you work on your nonverbal expressions because I hear they are important?
    Last edit by kmcvolley03 on Feb 22, '12 : Reason: no person directed to
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    Thanks for the inspiration....really needed it
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    ZORABANKS: I relocated fresh out of school from NC to TX, market here is though and cut throat for new grads. I haven't even gotten one single interview bc the first thing I hear is " we require at least 6 months - 1 year experience"....I have my best friend living in you mind sharing what nursing home that was.....I really would love to stay here...but my chances for surviving here a sliming down by the minute.

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