Hi everyone, I'm a junior nursing student who does not currently have nursing based employment and it is killing me. I alternate between panic attacks and depression because it makes me think of how disadvantaged I'll be when I graduate next year without any type of work experience. I've gotten all sorts of advice from just keep applying, to networking and going down to the hospitals. I just finished my last final last week so I plan to start going down to hospitals tomorrow and everyday this week to pass in resumes and just to feel like I'm doing more.
What I really need help with is networking. Everyone says networking is key, but how? How do you network and not sound like your selling a sales pitch or that the only reason you're talking to that person is for a job?
Bonus question: Do you think going to each hospital individually is a good idea, I know some hospitals specifically say not to do this on their website but for those that don't I thought it would be something that set me apart from other applicants.