Should I apply to jobs that state at least "1 year experience" ???

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    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.
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    Yes, apply to every job. They might list experience as a requirement, but you could really impress them with your resume, or no one with experience might apply.

    I was hired as a new grad for a job that stated it required 1-2 years.
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    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?
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    Quote from jasmine2008
    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.
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    I would apply to all of them. What's the worst thing they can do, not hire you?

    That was how I got my current job, actually. My hospital had about 30 positions open for RNs with experience. Me (a new grad) applied to every one of them.

    Two days later, I got a call from a recruiter (who was chuckling over all of my applications) who set me up with an interview.

    The rest is history...


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