Back in 1995 in a huge nursing shortage, yeah right... in Buffalo, I had to take a geriatric psyc position at $10/hr. I was dang pleased to get it, sick I know. That launched my career. I litterally applied to every single facility in an hours drive. Nursing homes wouldn't even take me. (no disrespect for my nursing home peers).
Point is I had to take anything, anything no matter what the hours and it was 3-11 with three school aged kids, was hell on my marriage. After a year, and months of looking and begging recruiters (I think I wore down one who gave up and hired me into a long term vent dependent floor). From there I wanted ICU. I had to move my family 600 miles out of state to do this.
I never would have though we were able to just up and leave, it was inconceivable, but we did. Now 17 years later, I've done everything from managed two ICU's, done EP/cath lab, precepted almost all of it and now my kids are grown and I'm a travel nurse.
Things are not that different now, only if you are in a tight market like I was, know that I put in applications to every single facility every 30 days, called each HR person weekly and got on a first name basis with them. It WAS my full time job to get a job. Heck, I even brought in donuts to severat HR people that I had gotten close with from so many calls, just to thank them. I worked my hind end off, for the crappiest job and celebrated it. It really, really took that much work.
Reconsider your efforts and compare them to mine and see if anything I did to succeed can assist you in your search. Constant pleasant follow up calls is what I firmly believe made the difference. I wasn't pushy, but friendly, asked for advice and stayed in contact with EVERY recruiter. I either wore them down, or they respected my drive to be hired, I'll never know.