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Good morning everyone!

I dont wanna start the day like this, but i will. I graduated Jun '06, nurse since august '06.

I am sooo depressed. How come nobody hasn't called me back yet? Ever since my hospital announced that they're closing (January), i started applying. But no luck! Up to now, nobody has called me. Why is that?? I applied in several hospitals here in NJ. I am currently pursuing NY. WHY??

Now, new graduates are gonna emerge. Will I have better chances of landing a job? I hope my fears are wrong. I work in the SBHCS, specifically Union Hospital. I went for an interview in Livingston, and told me i was "too new". Which is funny because the reason i went there was my friend, who graduated on the same class, went on the same hospital as me. Well, she works in Telemetry and I work in MS. They gave her a position, and rejected me coz I'm too new?? With 8 months experience??? Actually, they hired 2 people or more from my class. Not fair!!

My coworkers try cheer me up. Since I'm the youngest (21), they think of me as a baby and feel bad because I dont have the same amount of years of experience like they do. They havent even started looking yet. They tell me Im a nurse so dont worry im gonna find a job somewhere.. WHERE?!? :-(

I just moved out of my parents house in Nov. and i guess im gonna have to move back in if i cant find a job...

Seriously guys, can i really find a job?? Is there actually a shortage?? Or thats just some myth they made up so people would go to Nursing?? They say not a lot of people like Med-Surg, I like MedSurg. How come nobody's hiring for MS RNs??

Can you guys gimme some tips? Could i have been doing something wrong with the way i look for jobs? Maybe Im looking at the wrong places?? I have an Associates' btw. Ive been wanting to go for my BSN but this job thing is not working pretty good for me..

Plus. I'm so scared that the next hospital I go to would close again, it would be the third in a row if that happens. ::Knock on wood::

I live in Jersey City, btw..

Arrgghhh......

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JCMC, Christ, Greenville, Meadowlands, Hoboken University, UMDNJ Newark, St. James, Beth Israel...these are just to name a FEW of the acute care facilities in your immediate area. Also, you already a RN so you're much more marketable when compared with a new grad. I'm a new grad and I was called and offered a job only by one organization. All other places told me that they're screening internally first, followed by outside RN's and then new grads.

Keep applying and be (or at least sound) more confident in the selling of yourself and your services.

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Good morning everyone!

I dont wanna start the day like this, but i will. I graduated Jun '06, nurse since august '06.

I am sooo depressed. How come nobody hasn't called me back yet? Ever since my hospital announced that they're closing (January), i started applying. But no luck! Up to now, nobody has called me. Why is that?? I applied in several hospitals here in NJ. I am currently pursuing NY. WHY??

Now, new graduates are gonna emerge. Will I have better chances of landing a job? I hope my fears are wrong. I work in the SBHCS, specifically Union Hospital. I went for an interview in Livingston, and told me i was "too new". Which is funny because the reason i went there was my friend, who graduated on the same class, went on the same hospital as me. Well, she works in Telemetry and I work in MS. They gave her a position, and rejected me coz I'm too new?? With 8 months experience??? Actually, they hired 2 people or more from my class. Not fair!!

My coworkers try cheer me up. Since I'm the youngest (21), they think of me as a baby and feel bad because I dont have the same amount of years of experience like they do. They havent even started looking yet. They tell me Im a nurse so dont worry im gonna find a job somewhere.. WHERE?!? :-(

I just moved out of my parents house in Nov. and i guess im gonna have to move back in if i cant find a job...

Seriously guys, can i really find a job?? Is there actually a shortage?? Or thats just some myth they made up so people would go to Nursing?? They say not a lot of people like Med-Surg, I like MedSurg. How come nobody's hiring for MS RNs??

Can you guys gimme some tips? Could i have been doing something wrong with the way i look for jobs? Maybe Im looking at the wrong places?? I have an Associates' btw. Ive been wanting to go for my BSN but this job thing is not working pretty good for me..

Plus. I'm so scared that the next hospital I go to would close again, it would be the third in a row if that happens. ::Knock on wood::

I live in Jersey City, btw..

Arrgghhh......

I agree with you. It is very hard to get job in Jersey city areas. I also keep applying in many hospitals some of them called in odd times...most of them don't even bother to call you for interview. In case they interview you,,the hiring process takes months. I was called in for interview in january....they still call me occasionally and update me how the hiring process is going on. In the mean time I already accepted a job in some other place after 3 months long hiring process.

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