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by Mberrn Mberrn (New) New

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Hi I will be graduating May 2020 and have really just started my active job search. I am interested in relocating and have been trying to find opportunities through on-line searches like indeed and zip-recruiter and such. I have not been very impressed with this method of finding a job. I prefer to not have to go through a third party recruitment company and apply/talk to prospective employers directly. Does anyone have experience/advice as to how one might go about finding opportunities nationally without using these companies? Obviously I could go to each and every city and search for clinics, find their company web page, see if they have a posted job etc..., but that could be a daunting task-- just kind of looking for s streamlined way to find prospective employers without using recruitment services.

 

Thanks all 

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LadyT618 has 15 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Home Health, Primary Care.

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How about find the positions you are interested in via these job search sites, but instead of applying through these services, go directly to the company's website (if they have one) and apply directly through the company's website? If they don't have a website, call them directly and find out how to get your resume to them. That would definitely be better than going to every city all over the country in search of a job. 😊

That's what I have been doing at least. I do understand how you feel about applying through those sites though. 

Best of luck.

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verene is a MSN and specializes in mental health / psychiatic nursing.

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I agree with above poster  -- finding jobs via search sites and then going directly to company website can be a good means of cutting out middle man. 

Do you know anyone (NP or otherwise) in the area you would like to move to? Putting out the word you are looking to people you know can connect you to jobs or at least provide contacts to organizations you might want to work for even if there aren't current job openings.

If you belong to any nursing or NP or specialty organizations you can also utilize their job boards and/or reach out to national and local chapters for networking and job opportunities.

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ArmaniX has 5 years experience as a MSN, APRN and specializes in Surgical Critical Care.

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AGACNP here, my search out of state were for hospitals listed as teaching hospitals, trauma 1, academic centers. I then found the career page for each hospital and searched for what was available that fit in my criteria. 
 

I did one of those third party recruiter things for about a week before removing all of my information from it. Very useless and you will likely experience calls from recruiters that pay no attention to your qualifications or interests and are just trying to place you in an open spot so they can benefit. Absolutely do not recommend recruiters, but others experiences may differ..

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FullGlass has 2 years experience as a BSN, MSN, NP and specializes in Adult and Geriatric Primary Care.

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Most of my jobs have been through recruiters.  It is good to have a good relationship with recruiters, for future opportunities.  As a new grad, you are not in a position to be picky, so apply everywhere and to 3rd parties.  Companies may reject you if you apply directly, but be receptive if a recruiter presents you.  

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thinbluelineRN is a MSN, NP and specializes in Corrections, Public Health, Occupational Medicine.

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I applied for my job on Indeed and it was a posting by our internal recruitment team. Happy with my firs job in occupational medicine onsite clinic (very unique opportunity) and finishing of my first year as a new grad soon. So don't knock these Indeed job postings, as FullGlass mentioned you are a new grad and having good relations with recruiters can lead yo to that first job.

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