STILL don't have a job?? Vent here! - page 3

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   Thank_You_RNs
    How can I get a job if they kept on asking for 1 to 2 years of experience? Why don't they give us new RN grads a chance to show them that we are willing and motivated to learn? I hate to see a lot of open positions for RN's with experience only and not getting filled. It just makes me feel sad
  2. by   spongebob6286
    Quote from Thank_You_RNs
    How can I get a job if they kept on asking for 1 to 2 years of experience? Why don't they give us new RN grads a chance to show them that we are willing and motivated to learn? I hate to see a lot of open positions for RN's with experience only and not getting filled. It just makes me feel sad
    exactly! sigh!
  3. by   MotivatedOne
    Gosh ya'll are scaring me....I pray to God the job market is better when I graduate in two years!

    I know your pain, I couldn't find a job when I finished my NA course...But then I applied to a hospital about 90 miles from my hometown...stepped out on faith and was hired :-)

    Good luck to everyone and remember when God closes a door, He opens a window...

    What God has for me is for me :-)
  4. by   mah09
    Hello, I'm new to allnurses.com, a 2009 BSN, signed up today to get the gossip on the lack of jobs for grad RNs. I'm in Philadelphia - nobody is hiring new grads (except a few smaller hospitals are hiring new grads from their nursing schools only). I can't believe it, and now I'm learning there are 2008 grads that do not have jobs yet! I can absolutely relate to the person who wrote about how frustrating it is when people say "oh, there are tons of RN jobs" like I'm not looking hard enough. There are a lot of RN jobs here, but they all want experienced RNs - they specifically do not want new grads! Just venting -
  5. by   dcriddle
    Hello everyone - I am currently in school - and I have not got to my blocks yet but from the looks of these posts - I should really take the direction on trying to get hired thru the hospital before I get out of school - we always have recruiters trying to get us to interview and sign a contract to work from them for 2 years after we graduate- you all are making me think twice about it - or is there some kind of advice you can give on possibly becoming certified in something else to gain some experience prior to graduating ???? this is scary
  6. by   carmedjen
    These posts sound a lot like my feelings as a new RN struggling to get a job. I have been to many hospitals (although I already work for one) handing my resume. I am tired of people questioning the fact that a Registered Nurse cannot find a Job. Many people cant even believe it because they always hear that nurses are in demand. I try not to talk about it because some people talk to me like I am not trying hard enough. Everytime you call a place, they never return your call so you decide to go there, and now they simplify the message to you : "We dont hire new grads". How we gonna ever be experienced nurses without a job. I hope something will be done very...
  7. by   mah09
    Quote from dcriddle
    Hello everyone - I am currently in school - and I have not got to my blocks yet but from the looks of these posts - I should really take the direction on trying to get hired thru the hospital before I get out of school - we always have recruiters trying to get us to interview and sign a contract to work from them for 2 years after we graduate- you all are making me think twice about it - or is there some kind of advice you can give on possibly becoming certified in something else to gain some experience prior to graduating ???? this is scary
    Me personally, I would take a 2 year contract in a heartbeat! My school canceled their contract program! Because they didn't have enough positions for all the contracts they signed last year, this year they didn't even offer it to us! Depending on where you are geographically . . . . I guess some parts of the country are hiring.

    I heard stories before I graduated about nurses not finding jobs, but I didn't know it would be like this.

    IF I HAD KNOWN most places hire their externs first . . . I would have been an extern. The hospitals around here dont even have enough jobs to hire all their externs.
  8. by   fathertod
    If you want to relocate heres one that is taking applications in south texas

    https://www.southtexashealthsystem.c...t/New-RN-Grads
    http://www.southtexashealthsystem.co...ch-Jobs-Online
  9. by   dcriddle
    I am so sorry to hear that -I live in the Phoenix area and I just came back from a job fair where they were trying to pick up RN's however I pray that you have favor in this not so good market Thanks for sharing... I think I might go the route of EMT at the hospital while I wait- and start looking into some volunteer jobs as well - this got me really concern -but heck I am single, no kids, If I needed to relocate I will do it -
  10. by   beautsbelle
    Quote from dcriddle
    I am so sorry to hear that -I live in the Phoenix area and I just came back from a job fair where they were trying to pick up RN's however I pray that you have favor in this not so good market Thanks for sharing... I think I might go the route of EMT at the hospital while I wait- and start looking into some volunteer jobs as well - this got me really concern -but heck I am single, no kids, If I needed to relocate I will do it -

    Funny you mentioned a job fair. I went to a nursing conference, and there were SCADS of hospital recruiters there, and they all said the same thing... here is our info, but we are not hiring right now.

    So I am left to think, you killed how many trees to make these pretty folders and packets of info to pass out to prospective applicants and you have NO jobs?


    Agghhhhh
  11. by   mah09
    same thing happened at the nursing job fair here . . . . the hospitals that were there said they weren't hiring, and some of the hospitals didn't even show up!
  12. by   wonderwomanchels
    there's one hospital near me that has actually been letting experienced nurses go, and only took five internal candidates this past year for new grads, although they actually had over 30 to choose from...meaning they sent 25 more people into my current job market. i'm hoping to interview in burlington vt and see where that goes, but nothing at all can get my hopes up these days.
  13. by   kat17
    I am a new grad from the northeast as well. I am sorry to hear you are having such a difficult time finding a job after a year. My biggest fear is that that will happen to me. I told myself, you'll get a job when you graduate after I had spent months applying for jobs with no luck, then I told myself after you pass the NCLX and have a license, then you will find a job. Well,I passed the NCLEX and have my license, and I am still waiting for someone to give me a chance. I really wish you the best of luck, and I hope things turn around for you and everyone who is waiting for a job to open up.

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