Jobless in Seattle! - page 2

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I have been in Seattle, Washington since August and have applied to numerous hospitals/clinics and not one has called me back! I have 3years experience from the UK-Gynecology and float pool in various departments. I have a... Read More


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    Quote from a2012
    Hello,
    You have the education and experience,so that can't be the problem.When you apply wait about a week and talk directly to the HR department about your application status and show your interest in the job. Worksource is another great resource to use for landing a good job. They help you with resumes and give you job referrals. When writing your cover letter let them know about a difficult situation you were in at your previous job and how you worked it out or solved the problem. Employers want to know why they should hire you and not the next qualified candidate.Tell them what makes you different. Volunteer at a hospital if you have the time. Pray and be patient. I know it's hard but the same thing happened to me finding a job as a CNA. Hope this helped and your time will come! Good luck!
    Thank you very much, I am doing just that at a Clinic (Volunteering ) they seem interested. Hopefully it will pan out.
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    Quote from British Bulldog
    I have been in Seattle, Washington since August and have applied to numerous hospitals/clinics and not one has called me back!

    I have 3years experience from the UK-Gynecology and float pool in various departments. I have a BSN. I even applied for Residencies!
    This is driving me mad. Sooo desperate for a job. I now work at a kids store...I hate retail!!! Does anyone have any advice or tips for me?
    Same here im frm Daly City CA im almost 3 yrs in this place i didnt get a full time job im currently in registry but i worked once a month sometimes nothing, i applied in WA area i got a several interview from Providence & still waiting for the results
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    Same here im frm Daly City CA im almost 3 yrs in this place i didnt get a full time job im currently in registry but i worked once a month sometimes nothing, i applied in WA area i got a several interview from Providence & still waiting for the results
    So you moved to WA without a job? Just wondering what methods everyone here used. I am currently out of state and trying to get a job in WA. I might have to move to WA because what is holding me back are the nurse recruiters assuming that I don't already have a license here.

    After I do my applications I get voice mails telling me how to apply for a license or how they can't hold positions because the license process takes x months. I already have the license in my hand!
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    Gaius if u have your rn license valid in wa already then you should be able to apply to the position online and enter your license number for them to verify on the application. Seems like all the hosp only Take online app here and they will not talk to you on the phone. You apply and wait for their response, that's what's common.

    Good luck.
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    Folks, there are ALOT OF NURSING PROGRAMS IN WASHINGTON STATE!

    There is NO shortage of nurses in Washington State!!

    Just go on line, and see how many nursing programs there are here.

    In Spokane, (the east coast of Washington State, next to Idaho), there are TWO BSN programs, and ONE ADN program, with an LPN program as well. Right across the border from Spokane, there is North Idaho College (ADN program). There are also BSN programs in Boise, there is Idaho State College, and I believe that there is one more BSN program in Idaho, and an ADN program, and an LPN program as well. Spokane has two large hospitals, and two small hospitals, each of the smaller hospitals belong to the same chain as the larger hospitals. There are a few small outlying hospitals, but they are small- like 20 -30 beds each.

    There are numerous ADN programs scattered across Washington State, as well.

    In a nutshell, there are too many nurses in Washington State as it is, and an overabundance of nursing programs, and really not a huge amount of hospitals and hospital jobs.

    You need to check out ANY area for job opportunities, obtain a job, (in writing), before you pull up stakes and make a major move.

    If you move out of state, and find yourself unemployed, you have no one to blamd but yourself. The time of a REAL NURSING SHORTAGE is gone!

    I am not trying to discourage you, but you need to look at the entire picture.

    The moral of the story is, there is no shortage of nurses in Washington State. Don't complain when you cannot get a job.


    JMHO and my NY $0.02.
    Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN
    Somewhere in the PACNW
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    Quote from missnurse01
    Gaius if u have your rn license valid in wa already then you should be able to apply to the position online and enter your license number for them to verify on the application. Seems like all the hosp only Take online app here and they will not talk to you on the phone. You apply and wait for their response, that's what's common.

    Good luck.
    Yes this is what I thought too but apparently in practice, this isn't the case. I do know what you mean, half the applications you can't progress without filling in your license number but I guess no one actually reads them in my experience.

    Thank you lindarn. It is indeed frustrating. I see a lot of home health jobs and pediatrics if anyone is into that.
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    Any updates?
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    Any updates?
    I just finally got a job. But I was only called by one place and that's the offer I took. Per Diem. Crazy. Still hunting though.
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    At least you have your foot in the door for now, Bulldog. I hope something more long term works out for you!
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    Hi everyone! i need some info..im just new here in washington state.im living here in lakewood.i just got my RN license in california and im about to process the reciprocity.and im afraid it will take long time to get my license transfered here.can i apply any job here in washington atleast in medical field?like NA,LPN?because i dont want too be stock at home..but the only license im holding is california license.thank you so much


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