STILL don't have a job?? Vent here! - page 4
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
Jul 10, '09Joined: May '08; Posts: 193; Likes: 47So I am sorry to hear this many New Grads are finding a head time finding jobs, but at the same time it helps me at least pchycologically. It is not just me that is having this much trouble def makes me feel a little less like a failure. My family doesn't get it and can't understand why I can't get a job and I am very frustrated much like all of you. I live in NJ but right outside Philadelphia and it is impossible to get a job around here, or at least nearly impossible. I am willing to take whatever offer I get, but haven't even been lucky enough to be called for an interview.
Jul 10, '09Joined: May '08; Posts: 193; Likes: 47so i am sorry to hear this many new grads are finding a head time finding jobs, but at the same time it helps me at least pchycologically. it is not just me that is having this much trouble def makes me feel a little less like a failure. my family doesn't get it and can't understand why i can't get a job and i am very frustrated much like all of you. i live in nj but right outside philadelphia and it is impossible to get a job around here, or at least nearly impossible. i am willing to take whatever offer i get, but haven't even been lucky enough to be called for an interview.:angryfire
i hear a lot of you saying you have had interviews but no luck, i have no luck getting even one interview and applied to literally over 20 hospitals any probably 60 openings. got denied from 12 of the hospitals and still awaiting my you are denied e-mails or calls from the rest of them. this is literally crazy, i never even really it was this bad until i started looking myself, i guess subconsciously i thought it wasn't true. i was very wrong it is true.
goodluck to all....and may all us get interviews to show them what we are all about and willing to do.
this is driving me crazy!!!!......i wish i didn't have to be on these threads all the time, but with no job and no luck i don't have much else to do, but be here and but work out, man i am going to be skinny, if i go another few months without a job.
Jul 11, '09From: US ; Joined: Aug '07; Posts: 42; Likes: 26Has anyone tried the us public health service? My friend who is 1 year out from graduation has a job with them...it may require re-location though..
Jul 12, '09Specialty: 25 year(s) of experience in Pain mgmt, PCU ; From: US ; Joined: Mar '09; Posts: 166; Likes: 86If the postings are to be believed there are tons of jobs in the DC area. Are they actually hiring or are these all just posted wish lists?
Jul 13, '09Joined: Oct '08; Posts: 4; Likes: 1venting and need advice...
i was working for an insurance company for two years when i decided that selling insurance wasn't going to get me very far. i was accepted into the lvn program which i've graduated from! i recently passed nclex so i am an official lvn! i am young so the only job i had was at allstate so i have no experience in healthcare whatsoever. it seems as though everywhere i apply wants experience which i don't have. i have had two interviews, still waiting on a call from one and the other offered no benefits (but they give you $80/mo cash) i've got to pay the toll booth($15/wk, $60/mo, $720/yr) 45 mins away (i don't want to relocate), no tuition reimbursement (i wanna get my rn) the pay was not what i would like considering all these cons but i don't have the experience which is understandable but i think i am worth more!! the only pro i could come up with was that the staff and physician were sooo nice. i am desperate for a job right now...would i be silly to even think about working with them or is it just not worth it?? i'm so confused and above all frustrated that i have applied for about 25 jobs and have had only 2 interviews =[ does anyone have any input as to how to apply for jobs besides online and faxing my resume?? would it help if i drove around and got out? i feel as though i'm not getting anywhere and am feeling very discouraged. i am currently not working, husband is paying all the bills and i really wanna help out since he put me through school and not to mention i'm broke!! any advice for me would be greatly appreciated:d
have a blessed day and good luck to all of us!! glad to hear i'm not the only one ( well not really glad but you know what i mean) i thought there was a nursing shortage?? if so why can't we all find jobs =/
Jul 14, '09Joined: Jul '09; Posts: 25; Likes: 4I live in NJ but right outside Philadelphia and it is impossible to get a job around here, or at least nearly impossible. I am willing to take whatever offer I get, but haven't even been lucky enough to be called for an interview.:angryfire
I hear a lot of you saying you have had interviews but no luck, I have no luck getting even one interview and applied to literally over 20 hospitals any probably 60 openings. Got denied from 12 of the hospitals and still awaiting my you are denied e-mails or calls from the rest of them. This is literally crazy, I never even really it was this bad until I started looking myself, I guess subconsciously I thought it wasn't true. I was very wrong it is TRUE.
ALL TRUE. ALL TRUE
Jul 16, '09Joined: Jul '09; Posts: 1All I can say is I FEEL YOU!!! I live about an hour from DC. I've graduated, have an awesome resume. Flight, ICU, and ED internships of a combined 500 hours. I have 2 nursing inventions i'm trying to patent. Graduated at the top of my class summa cum laude, received a clinical excellence award. I mean I could seriously go on! I'm so frustrated, angry, depressed, ashamed, mortified I mean good grief i'm a nurse!! Give me a job! I'm smart, but not smart enough to get the job! ugh I can't imagine doing the job search for over a year. I hope to God i'm not still sitting in this boat in a year. I work in food service so I know what the low pay life does to someone. You take care. If you still need to vent hit me up. I'm here to listen and support my fellow jobless nurses.
Jul 17, '09Occupation: ED Nurse Specialty: Emergency Department ; From: US ; Joined: Jul '06; Posts: 42; Likes: 7There are no jobs in DC....I moved from Texas( hubby is military) to MD and I can not find a job!!! I have found one hospital taking new grads at this time. The others are not accepting applications until September or even February. I hope I get a call for an interview!!!!!!!Oh please, Oh please
Jul 17, '09Occupation: RN/Full Time On Call Hospice/HC Nurse Specialty: Peds,ER,FP,Med/surg/oncol, Hospice ; Joined: Jul '08; Posts: 89; Likes: 47Hey There,
Just wanted to put my 2 cents in for what it is worth. I was lucky and landed a job right from school in the hospital that I did clinicals in. After being there for a year I decided that it was not my cup of tea and I wanted to go into my dream job or at least see if I thought it was. I found the place I wanted to go I got my resume, cover letter, and an application off of the website and after finishing the paperwork went down to the post office and express mailed it to the manager and made her sign for it. 3 days later she called me for an interview and a week later when I went in for it she hired me on the spot. She had told me that she recieved 24 emails that day but chose me because of the way I sent in my application. Now I am starting the job I so desperately wanted. Not saying that this is a shirefire way but heck I beat out 24 applicants doing it that way. Good luck and I hope you find something fast. You may have to settle on anything just to get in. Then get your experience and look around that way while your looking for what you want your still in the field. Hope this helps.
Jul 18, '09Occupation: Hospital - Cardiac Med-Surg From: US ; Joined: Jul '09; Posts: 23; Likes: 3Hey everybody, new board member here. I saw the thread title and read the first message and thought I need to vent too. So forgive me for not reading the rest of the thread before I posted.
Complete frustration is what I feel. I'm sitting here, it's almost August and I graduated May 1, 2009. All through school I hear that I'm going to have a job waiting. Well where is it? Even before you start school you hear, "You need to go into nursing so you can always find a job." Really?
I've been looking and talking to people and attempting to get hired since January. I've submitted an application and/or resume to every facility within 100 miles of my location and still no luck. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one that can't get a soul on the phone. When I call recruiters, managers and HR's, I get voicemail and NEVER, not one time have I gotten a return call. I don't know what associate's programs are like, but in the BSN program I was in, being professional was constantly stressed. And, well, not returning phone calls is extremely unprofessional.
I graduated, I passed NCLEX 2 months ago and I'm still sitting here broke with bill collectors ringing my phone off the hook and my federal loan payments start in 3 months. I'm getting really fed up with having to go and beg my parents for a little bit of money here and there. I've got stuff that's very special to me sitting in a pawn shop while I sit here with my BSN cutting grass 2 days a week for about 50 or 60 bucks.
I've actually got a plan and feel pretty hopeful, I just needed to vent about this situation.
Good luck to everybody that's still looking.
Jul 18, '09Occupation: ED, ICU Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience in ED, ICU, lifetime Diabetes Education ; From: US ; Joined: Nov '07; Posts: 277; Likes: 66For those who live in the MD DC area, I believe Montgomery General Hospital in Olney is still hiring. You can contact Nick Piazza at 301-774-7389. If you are willing to commute to Baltimore, and are very desperate, Maryland General is always hiring.
Jul 18, '09Joined: May '08; Posts: 95; Likes: 19I just wanted to urge all new grads to look at government jobs on governmentjobs.com and usajobs.gov. I have found a few job openings on there for new grads, I'm currently living in Minnesota and I have applied to one job because that's all I qualify for out of the jobs here. I want to move back home to Louisiana and have found many openings there. So that just goes to show, you may have to look outside of your area.
I really hope this helps and I continue to pray for us, because this is rather unfortunate to say the least!