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Am I just being impatient?

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Specializes in Cardiology & ER. Has 3 years experience.

So I have always been very fortunate finding employment. Recently I have taken a few breaks (6 months without a job after 1 year at a hospital and then 6 months after working 5 months at another hospital). The reason for this is because of my husbands job..his company has relocated us out of the country on two separate assignments and I have always gone with him. This is a personal choice and I always feel as if my family is the most important thing to me. Now I have been searching for a position again for the past 3-4 weeks and havent had much luck...maybe im just being very impatient (i tend to be sometimes ;)) or maybe its because its right around the holidays, but i just want someones input. Im hoping that the time I have taken off is not something that has or could potentially limit me from getting a job. thanks!

IrishIzCPNP, MSN, RN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Pediatrics, High-Risk L&D, Antepartum, L. Has 12 years experience.

The time off may hurt you partly because you spent so little time at the jobs. It costs a lot of money to hire somebody and train them. So employers look at your resume and see somebody who worked for a year and left and worked for 5 months and left...they see they won't get a return on their investment.

Your short time at the previous employers may be a real issue.

CrunchRN, ADN, RN

Specializes in Clinical Research, Outpt Women's Health. Has 25 years experience.

Yep. They see short stays at jobs and many will rule you out immediately. If you can find a way to network and personally get a foot in the door that way that should help. Also, it seems shut down from now until January.

jnf7882

Specializes in Cardiology & ER. Has 3 years experience.

This is a little upsetting to hear given my situation. I've always held a good record with employers with no write ups or problems. I understand fro

an employers point of view but I thought a year with a job (I have actually always worked for the same large company one year as a PCT one year as a nurse and then I switched facilities (still the same company) and worked 5 months. It's difficult to hear that family obligations can get In the way.

hoping to have a little luck after the new year

IrishIzCPNP, MSN, RN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Pediatrics, High-Risk L&D, Antepartum, L. Has 12 years experience.

Make sure your resume reflects that you didn't leave but just changed positions.

jnf7882

Specializes in Cardiology & ER. Has 3 years experience.

I always reference on the application that I changed positions from my pct job as I graduated nursing school and indicate that I left a positions due to spouse job relocation

Hi there! I'm like you "Family Comes First.":yes: 3-4 weeks is not a lot of time. Depending where you live, its not easy to get a job nowadays. Sometimes, there are so many applicants for one position...and companies have different factors to consider & they are being more picky than ever. So hang in there! Good Luck! :up:

work on both your resume and cover letter to reflect the job changes. Stating that family comes first may not be the best way to word this. Employers want to know that you are not job hopping and willing to stick it out, especially in this job market.

jnf7882

Specializes in Cardiology & ER. Has 3 years experience.

Yes I have been updating my resume and reposting it to be job specific. I have just been saying it was the best decision for my family and I at the time but I am home and have decided to stay home to reach my own career goals and am eager to get back to work :)

jnf7882

Specializes in Cardiology & ER. Has 3 years experience.

I think this is a bad time of year to get a job as well--end of the fiscal year I've heard that nt many get hired due to tax and budget purposes

Just to echo what a lot of the ladies here have said, your work history gap is most likely slightly contributing to your relatively lower response rates. There are some resume formatting techniques you can utilize to effectively deal with this problem though! Try using a functional format instead of the standard reverse chronological format to take the focus off your work history timeline. :)