I live in an extremely saturated area, the SF Bay Area. I am thinking of joining a temp agency or something like it to aid in the job search. I've found it can take me a few hours to apply to just one opening because I like to tailor the cover letter and resume to the job posting, but it has hampered the amount of applications I can complete. Are temp agencies for new grads worth it?
Also, is there any point in such a saturated market to just go to a hospital and drop by the unit to speak with the manager cold? I have heard it can be a good idea and I may start doing it.
Another problem I have is that the CA BON is having a really bad time giving ATT's and I have not received mine 2 months after graduation. Calling the BON is like pulling teeth and I can never get through. Will not having a license prove to be a problem when going up to units to speak with nurse managers?