I'm a new grad of an ASN program with no experience. I have a BSN in business and am in the middleof a career change. I have a very high GPA and I'm currently seriously mulling around continuing in school to get my BSN as there are alot of anecdotal evidence that many hospitals are not starting or will be requiring a BSN degree rather than the ASN.
Having said that, I only want to work 2 days or part time at this time so that further limits my hiring potential. It's awfully hard as a new grad as many places require 1 to 2 yrs experience and most staffing agencies require 6mths to 1year.
I decided to keep a thread about my job search much like i did when I took the NCLEX> I kept a thread for about 4 wks with what I did, did I meet my daily study goal, tips from me other other posters etc
So I've decided to do the same. I've just finished my resume and had it looked over by several friends. I know I should have done this months ago but lots of issues going on. I started top apply for jobs via Monster and other online places. So ar to dayte, haveing started this week. I've applied for 9 positions.
I did get a call today form a staffing agency which tells me my resume is okaby but I didn't have at least 6mths experience.
It's a catch 22! How do you get that first job or experience?