I have been applying to nearly EVERY listing on craigslist, 24/7! I never get a followup call or any response at all. I am also in the VA system and apply that way to no avail either!
I don't even care really WHERE in WA the job is, I just want to move. I had preferences about an hour or so from Seattle but I can't seem to get anything in Spokane or Vancouver either! I am a LPN with going on 5 years experience plus other experiences including working in a nursing home and home care. I'm currently working on my RN. I send my resume and everything when I apply but nothing happens.
The only thing I can come up with is that WA does not like to hire people from out of state for whatever reason. I have been at this every since April 2012. I need something stable since this will be a relocation move, and this job will have to support me. What am I doing wrong? I do realize LPNs are being phased out however there are still currently newly posted positions online everyday.
Thank you everyone! Sorry for the delay. I have been going to the hospital websites. I do realize hospitals likely won't hire me. I just do not want to work with an agency or home health because they are unstable and no benefits.
I have been sending my resume to nearly ALL craigslist postings. Yes I do have a WA license, it is on my resume also. I have a real physical license right here!
I have to admit what REALLY frustrates me is that when I call they also ask this. It is on my resume. I recall one time I called to follow up and I was asked if I was licensed there, I said yes I am licensed in Washington, and I guess because I am in Virginia the conversation basically went into I have to be licensed into Washington STATE, not DC.
I surely hope these other recruiters are not jumping to conclusions like that and disregarding me assuming I am not licensed in WA STATE or that I am mistakingly applying to WA state instead of DC. I am licensed in WA and I want to work in WA. Half the time I even have to give my license for these jobs!
More recently I called nearly every facility I saw in federal way area and when I asked if they had LPN positions I was asked "for a man or woman"? I was surprised for the question and apparently I answered wrong because he replied with "no" so wow. These are all things I can not control so I have no idea what to do at this point. Like I said I'd love to live in Seattle but anywhere in WA is better than where I am now I suppose.
Last edit by gaius on Dec 19, '12