Longing and Wanting

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    Hello Everyone,

    I have since graduated Nursing School since Dec 2011 and still looking for work in South Florida due to not having any experience now in 2013. But I have recently came accross a Labor and Delivery program that would train and believe me this is the Ideal way to start my Nursing Career, I have never wanted something so badly, willing to commit and work so hard for this chance. But with so much competition out here, How do I stand out from all the other applicants, How do I make my resume' (with no experience) be taken seriously for an interview opportunity?????

    All these questions plz HELP......
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    All you can do is apply and try! You never know. Sometimes employers looks @ no experience as a positive thing, believe it or not. They don't have to re-train you how to do things their way. Just have a good explanation as to why you haven't had work up until this point. I have a friend who I graduated with 2 years ago, and recently just landed her first job. Employers would always ask why she was out of work for so long.

    Good Luck!
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    Quote from vanesp
    Hello Everyone,

    I have since graduated Nursing School since Dec 2011 and still looking for work in South Florida due to not having any experience now in 2013. But I have recently came accross a Labor and Delivery program that would train and believe me this is the Ideal way to start my Nursing Career, I have never wanted something so badly, willing to commit and work so hard for this chance. But with so much competition out here, How do I stand out from all the other applicants, How do I make my resume' (with no experience) be taken seriously for an interview opportunity?????

    All these questions plz HELP......
    It would help if you listed what you have learned from nursing school... look at the objectives you were to meet, clinical skills, focus on what you did while you were in college and clinical. List the your rotations and skills you performed, formulating diagnosis, care plans, using the nursing process are other examples. Then look at what you did with previous employers that could apply to the units needs outside of the nursing skills. What qualities do you possess as a result of working elsewhere even if it wasn't in healthcare. As far as why you have been out of work..were you working elsewhere , raising a family, volunteering any where? Try to be creative in formatting your resume other than a traditional way , look up graduate nursing resume templates for examples. And usually nurse residency programs may still count you as a new grad. Here in N Carolina you are considered new grad if you have less than 6 months of experience . I graduated in May 2012 with no previous experience and I just got an RN full time position through a hospital nurse residency program. You may have to be flexible or drive a little further out . Good luck .
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    Thank you for your input.
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    Thank you, good advice.
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    Thank you, good advice. newgrad503


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