experienced RN moving to Vancouver/Portland area

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    I am a registered nurse with 13 years of experience ranging from clinic to med/surg/peds. I have been applying for any and all jobs in the Portland/Vancouver area and I am not getting ANY calls. I have probably applied for close to 100 jobs since January of this year! I don't get it! I am a hard worker, I have diverse experience, I have great references, but I can't even land a phone call for an interview!

    Any insight will be helpful. What am I doing wrong? I can't even get a recruiter to call me back! Whats the secret to landing a job in that area. Im not being picky...full time, part time, temporary...I'll pretty much take anything, but nothing, no calls whatsoever.

    Please help!

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    I know hiring has been cut back severely at Providence and may be at Legacy also. There is def a glut of new and experienced nurses in the metro area. I think that there is just so many applicants that the employers are overwhelmed. I know at the major hospital systems they hire from within usually first so it's real difficult to get your foot into those hospital doors right now.
    Perhaps re-checking your resume to make it stand out? Good luck!
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    Quote from Teddysgirl0609
    I am a registered nurse with 13 years of experience ranging from clinic to med/surg/peds. I have been applying for any and all jobs in the Portland/Vancouver area and I am not getting ANY calls. I have probably applied for close to 100 jobs since January of this year! I don't get it! I am a hard worker, I have diverse experience, I have great references, but I can't even land a phone call for an interview!

    Any insight will be helpful. What am I doing wrong? I can't even get a recruiter to call me back! Whats the secret to landing a job in that area. Im not being picky...full time, part time, temporary...I'll pretty much take anything, but nothing, no calls whatsoever.

    Please help!
    Oregon is odd in that employers won't even consider you viable if you do not already have a current oregon license. Difficult choice when making the decision to relocate without a job in place.. Best of luck!
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    Unfortunately, we have way too many nursing schools, experienced RN's and not enough hospitals/hiring. I moved away and moved back and had the worst job experience of my life. Because employers get to pick and choose, many are creating very toxic work environments due to having too many RN"S.


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