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Discouraged - looking for new avenues

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Specializes in PACU, Case Management. Has 5 years experience.

Hi all,

Well, I've been out of school for about 6 weeks now, and have had my license for about 3 weeks. I've been job hunting since before school got out. Needless to say, I am really discouraged about finding a job. I didn't get a spot in the Versant program in the city I live in. I also applied to the other hospitals in town with no luck. Currently I am visitng my mom in another town and have been applying to hospitals all over the state (CA an elsewhere) or two pretty much every day. I am going to run out of funds soon, and will have to get rid of my apartment and move back in with my mom if I can't find employment very soon (in a few months).

I wanted to know about any creative ideas anyone had? Is there a service (and I'm willing to pay any fee), where I can get someone to look at my resume and help me find other potential employers? (I am in a small town currently, with no car). Is anyone thinking of working at a SNF until they find something else? I may have to do this, but I'm not happy that I don't feel like I have a choice in the matter. What about the VA system? Their application is daunting to say the least, I'd love help with that, if I can get it.

Thanks for letting me rant, and I hope to hear from others in the same boat, and what they are doing.

Lots of resume services online. My brother writes for one of them from time to time. Prices vary. Look into another job in the mean time. Something disposable to let you keep your apartment and your freedom.

MN-Nurse, ASN, RN

Specializes in Med Surg - Renal.

Is anyone thinking of working at a SNF until they find something else? I may have to do this, but I'm not happy that I don't feel like I have a choice in the matter. What about the VA system?

When my classmates shift their focus from hospitals to home health and SNF, they get interviews immediately.

The hospital I currently work as an NA at will hire nurses off SNF TCUs but won't hire any new grads at all. Sometimes you just have to do your time.