STILL don't have a job?? Vent here! - page 21

Hi all! I've been on this site for a while now, but haven't posted much. however, i feel like it'll just make me (and hopefully a few others) feel a bit better about this whole job situation if we... Read More

  1. by   DestinedRN09
    Quote from dimples4321
    I am just wondering , I've been told that the best time to go and drop of your resumes is in the morning before 12 noon. So, i was just wondering is there anything wrong if you go after 12 noon? like does it really matter !!!!
    I dont think its bad lol, but before noon ppl arent as busy and you have better chances of getting the nurse recruiter etc. But then again, why not take a chance, u could miss out on an opportunity by not calling.
  2. by   MissRN0520
    Hi everyone! Finally an interview. please don't lose hope. there are jobs out there, just keep on knocking. I've been applying online and seems like my application has been ignored. What I did was instead of sending via the "apply here" button, I sent my resume directly to the email address of the Nurse Recruiter and would call and follow up every other day or maybe 3 days. The Nurse Recruiter told me as she was scheduling me for the interview,that she remembered me from when i sent my resume AND COVER LETTER addressed to her DIRECTLY to her email (you have 2 options, apply here button or her email as ive seen on their website). I guess that's why i got noticed. Always follo-up. LEave messages and don't give. put your best foot forward. Im still crossing mg fingers for the next interview...and oh, networking is important. and add alot of Prayers! and call to get the names of the interviewers and don't forget to address them properly on your cover letter. (one recruiter from the agency said she really appreciate the extra affort of calling and asking the names of the interviewers.

    well just some tips i wanna share to all of you. You guys have been a great help so ...hope we can all get a job soon...
  3. by   dimples4321
    Thanks so much ... i agree with you, lol....
  4. by   SandaraRN
    I'm sitting on the same boat!! I graduated March of 2009, but not with my bachelors. I went to a Associates program first but did not do well so I ended up going to a Diploma program so I can finish quickly cause I have a daughter to raise. Well, most hospitals are not hiring unless you have a BSN! I have every intention to go back to get my Bachelors but I can't afford to do so. I was hoping to get a job where they have tuition reimbursement. Well, go figure... no one is hiring!!! I was working as a Unit Secretary at a hospital but they are on freeze hire because they don't have a lot of patients at this time. Which also caused me to lose my job cause all the other secretaries have been there for over 15 years. It is so frustrating have to pay a lot bills and loans, feed and clothe my child as well as pay for her education. The worst part is i'm at the point where I have to pick and choose what to pay each month!! I haven't had health, dental, & vision insurance for over a year! I stay home to keep me from spending money i don't have. I sit and stare at the computer everyday to look for new job postings, which mostly it does not change that often! I had NO interviews yet! Nursing was supposedly suppose to be a sure thing! Just like everyone else I put a smile on my face so my daughter doesn't see the tears buried within! I pray everyday that things will turn for the better for us new grads!! Someday it will be our turn! We just have to keep on trying that's all there is to do! Good Luck everyone!
  5. by   JenniferSews
    I'm sorry Sandra! I too promised myself, my husband and my kids that things would be better and everyone just had to hang on until I graduated. Hah!

    Today my husband got called in to work at 4am so he came home at 3pm. I jumped into my suit, grabbed my resume packs and applied at 3 nursing homes nearby. It would have been 4 but I couldn't find the last one to save my life! I expect nothing will come of it. At one place the DON was at the desk when I walked in and asked if they were hiring. When she found out I was a new grad she politely excused herself and walked away. I'm trying to consider it a learning experience on what I should have done better. I feel better than I did last week. I appreciate the support here.
  6. by   MissRN0520
    I too had a difficulty applying, had a year work experience as private duty and they feel it was nothing. But what got me the interviews i guess is
    prayers and determination. Called and called and called for places to apply and called and applied some more. Hoping even 1 would call out of a hundred. Well, we may stumble across one that is hiring... Best of luck to us... Crossin fingers stil
  7. by   bajamedic
    Um......how can you not be able to get job. There are tons of jobs for RNs.
    I am assuming that you are in New Jersey. Check out west, Texas is offering 20k sign on bonus in San Antonio.
  8. by   Miss Chybil RN
    Quote from ohaumedic
    Um......how can you not be able to get job. There are tons of jobs for RNs.
    I am assuming that you are in New Jersey. Check out west, Texas is offering 20k sign on bonus in San Antonio.
    Really? For a New Grad RN? Do you happen to have the name of the hospital?
  9. by   bajamedic
    I don't know how I got on this forum but I am here now. So...........I am going to suggest something. I know you guys need to work and want to work....have you considered challenging the Paramedic Exam in your area. It won't be possible in all areas but if you can challenge it then you would be able to work as a Medic, and you would probably learn allot. I also have a comment and please don't yell at me like you do when I roll into the ED at 0320 in the morning

    I teach Scuba, last summer had a group of new grad nurses in my scuba course. They were so stoked they wanted to keep going right thru to the rescue diver program. During the rescue diver course I went over the Emergency Medical portion very quickly, I even mentioned that since they were nurses that they should do fine on the practical and the final exam. Well they all failed the final, and I was like,,,,,,,,hmmmmmmm what the heck went wrong. So..............we started talking about the questions they missed.

    I realized that they had assimilated so much information that is was hard to recall. So.........here is my point. Maybe when you get into an interview you could express verbally that you know your meds, rules of administration, ACLS, Mega Code, EKG, and that would let them know you are capable of going to work on the floor.
    Like I said don't yell It is just an idea.
  10. by   JenniferSews
    Ohaumedic I appreciate you are trying to be helpful, but your statements assume we can either pick up and move to TX or that we should once again switch careers. Neither of those are that great to hear when you just put yourself and family through hell to finish nursing school. It's not that we can't find jobs because we just don't know what to say or aren't trying. It is really, truly hard to find a job as a new grad RN.
  11. by   ttreeds
    Quote from JenniferSews
    Ohaumedic I appreciate you are trying to be helpful, but your statements assume we can either pick up and move to TX or that we should once again switch careers. Neither of those are that great to hear when you just put yourself and family through hell to finish nursing school. It's not that we can't find jobs because we just don't know what to say or aren't trying. It is really, truly hard to find a job as a new grad RN.
    Ohaumedic??...lol!!!!! that was funny
  12. by   Deannalynn
    For anyone who can relocate::::

    There are jobs in SW Florida (Just dont look at fort myers, i have a ton of friends TRYINg to get a job there) I just graduated in dec and have a job on an oncology floor.

    CHeck out Sarasota, Fl North Port, FL (This is only an ER), Venice, Port Charlotte (2 hospitals here), Englewood, and Punta Gorda. They all have hospitals that should be hiring new grads. I got in no problem- 1st application and one interview
  13. by   Moosey32
    so i finally had an interview feb 2nd!!! i interviewed with human resources and then with the clinical director of the med/surg floor. i will know something this coming week because they have to finish up other interviews. there are 3 positions available. ugh. this has already been the longest weekend of my life... and now it's going to be the longest week of my life lol. i don't know what to think about any of it. at this point i am just crossing my fingers and praying!

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