I recently took my NCLEX and have received my license. Now I've been sending resumes out and have received a couple of calls for interviews. My problem is that I dont have any work experience. I dedicated my time to school, and never worked. It seems that this is a problem to recruiters and managers. The interviews seem to go well but I receive no calls for job offers. Im scheduled for 2 interviews next week. One in the Maternity department and the other in the Neuro/ICU. I feel that I would love working in ICU but are afraid that they wont even consider me because I'm a new grad. I know the as a new grad orientation will be overwhelming regardless of previous work experience. Im just wondering, since I dont have much experience with interviews, how can I make my point across to employers that I would be a good candidate to hire? I feel Im very motivated, and a quick learner and from the bottom of my heart believe to me a very caring person and very eager to start my nursing career. I sometimes think that they see me as someone so young that wont be responsible, and I wish there would be a way where they dont focus on how young I appear. Im from the Illinois.
Thanks in advance for anyone who wishes to comment or advice me on this.