I have a simialr problem but @ the other end of the spectrum. I'm planning to relocate to Henderson, NV. I've been with my current employer 22 years in a large orthopaedic practice in the Chicago metro/suburban area. I feel I'm being denied or overlooked for positions because I don't have "1-2 years RECENT" hospital experience. How do I get past this ginormous obstacle? And any suggestions of other avenues for employment?
Fresh and new RN, looking for a RN position in PHX AZ. It is very few jobs accepting new grads, should apply to every job?
I am wondering if I apply to jobs I dont qualify, does that put me in the I dont read or follow directions category.
I'd apply to any job that says "experienced preferred." As far as the "experience required" I'd apply if it wasn't a lot of experience (say 1-2 years) and/or if I had experience in the specialty (e.g., as a PCT, did my practicum in that area)...and if I thought I really had a good chance on selling myself to the interviewer.