2 months scouting, still not hired

  1. Hi guys!

    I'm really frustrated now for the reason that I'm still not hired. I passed NCLEX June 2017 and took bcls,acls,pals and IV CERT on July 2017. So I started scouting this August til now, no response.

    Well I passed my local board exam and became a nurse in our country in 2015, but didnt really work as a nurse after that.

    It's just recently this 2016 I came in US, worked as a care giver and started volunteering in a clinic in hospital. its really hard , btw in from NYC. i guess its really hard here

    any advice? I actually updated my resume and still continuing submitting .. I want to start in nursing home, but my aunts and uncles said I should wait and go with the hospital. It does take a lot of time but its worth the wait, they said.
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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   InTheClouds
    I would say listen to your Aunts and Uncles and after working in hospital for a little while start submitting to places you actually wanna work again. The experience should make you more likely to be accepted.
  4. by   Nurse Beth
    Landing a job as as an RN with no experience is a challenge, and some markets are more competitive than others.

    Your resume is not landing you any interviews, and may partially be the culprit.
    You might consider a job in sub-acute to gain nursing experience and shorten the unemployment gap you are facing.

    Prolonged unemployment after passing the NCLEX is not desirable.

    My book Your Last Nursing Class: How to Land Your First Nursing Job is really written just for you with tons of insider tips and strategies. Best wishes.

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