Hello. I am a new graduate with my MSN (I completed my RN-MSN together out of state). I have six months of experience as an RN. But I am struggling...I have filled out over 150 applications, with only two interviews. Am I ever going to be hired? How long do I hold out for? When does Nebraska come into play? Any advice would be amazing!
Jul 28, '11
I'm only going to copy and paste what I posted to an earlier thread...
Oh, and if you aren't having any luck having your MASTERS, then I might as well just give up entirely and wait until the Air Force relocates us and save the trees that I'm killing with all the wasted resumes I'm sending out. Sorry, but, yes...I'll admit it, I'm bitter.
I don't want to paint you a bleak picture, but I'll just tell you my experience...
We relocated to Utah last summer. 6 months prior to the move, I started looking for a job. I probably sent out well over 150 resumes in that time, applying for jobs at all the facilities and hospitals you mentioned. In that time, I got 2 interviews and lost out both positions to someone with experience. (I have no experience either, at least not nursing experience.) I'll be honest with you, if you can relocate or don't mind doing some sort of commute, that may be your only option. I actually went and talked with someone at UofU HR and asked her about the outlook for hiring new grads. She said that for every RN position that they have an opening for, she usually gets about a hundred resumes for it And, just to add, it isn't my interview. Meaning, I'm not going in and bombing the interview. In my first career, I got every job I ever interviewed for. Even when we were wrapping up nursing school, they made us go through a mock interview and I was the only one in the class to get a perfect score according to one of our nursing faculty. So, not to toot my own horn, but just to point out that it isn't my interviewing skills. It's my lack of experience. Utah is the worst place for a new graduate nurse UNLESS you networked while doing your clinicals, landed some sort of internship/externship, or the ol' "know somebody." But, if you aren't from here and just recently relocated...I'll just say don't get your hopes up.
Just to add, we are military -- you wouldn't happen to be military, too?
Jul 30, '11
Thank you for your reply.
Sometimes I think my master's degree is a hindrance...I am thinking about leaving it off my resume and see what happens.
I am going to drop in HR departments next week and see what the future looks like.
Oct 3, '11
Any luck finding a job? I have some a lead if you want to PM me.