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I got a job!!!! BOO-YOW!

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by Chicago Chicago, BSN, RN (Member) Nurse

Chicago is a BSN, RN and specializes in Trauma ICU, Informatics.

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Whether its who you know or not, 2.5 GPA vs 4.0, previous CNA/Tech/LPN experience or none, BSN or ADN - You've got to get out there and make something happen for yourself! Faxing in the good ol' resume just doesn't cut it anymore. Be PROACTIVE. You are reading page 5 of I got a job!!!! BOO-YOW!. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA,

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I found JUST the person I need with that Linkedin private profile trick :) :) :) Maybe now I can get a nice position and some nice, nice income to make me a HAPPY LADY!!!

You iz evil genius *thumbsup*

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Chicago is a BSN, RN and specializes in Trauma ICU, Informatics.

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omg!!!! sorry it has taken me this long to respond.

sushirn- doing the happy dance right along with you! congrats! sooo happy for you. 

kellp374- quit your stinking thinking!!! your luck is not up. first off, get a hardship deferment or forbearance agreement for that student loan. all is not a loss. i know my words may not sound helpful, but seriously i can't stress enough the "keep trying" speech. network...anyway that you can.

kujumonster and newgradrn8- in situations like that, use your gut feeling on how to respond. if they were a random that was on the list of people to email, then dismiss it. but if not, respond back. if they say they don't know what you're talking about or talk to hr, then honesty is the best policy. let them know you're a stalker (in so many words). re-introduce yourself and state how you contacted them for the sole purpose of getting a better contact. ask who, actual names, to contact in hr and their information. sell, sell, sell yourself. and if they say they will forward your information. guess what??? call back....or email back. i was bold enough to tell a recruiter that they're unwilling to hire a new grad, yet they're holding on to a unfilled position that no experienced nurse would ever want. what sense did that make? she had no choice but to chuckle and agree with me. sometimes you've gotta throw some bravado around, within reason.

jobhuting- i did get your pm and responded. i am glad i could be of help to you! :D

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ChicagoRNtoBSN said:

I am cheeeesing!!! Because I am OFFICIALLY a nurse. That's right! No longer am I the licensed NON-WORKING individual. But I am not here to gloat or rub it in. I wanted to give some tips. They are kind of out-of-the-norm....very stalker-ish even! Hopefully, these will help you as they did me. FYI...try to be discreet at certain times with a few of these rules. Happy hunting!... *doing my happy dance* Boo-yow!!!!! *fist pump*

I am so excited for you!! I was just offered a position, and took it of course, this morning! Now, here's my two cents.

I graduated from nursing school May 2010, almost two years ago, and took the NCLEX-RN a year ago, becoming licensed. Let me tell everyone, keep striving for your dreams. I was planning to give up if a job did not come through this month, but am so glad I did not give up! There is a place for everyone, like my Mom says. 🙂 Keep your head high and know that, anyone, no matter what, has a place in the profession as long as you are willing to work for it... and continue the passion for the art. :nurse:

I wish everyone the best of luck in their job searches, and there is something out there waiting for you! :D

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Happy to hear that these crazy tactics do work!

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WOW!!!!!

Thank you so much for this post! I can't wait to try all your "stalker" tips! I've been searching since June, in four different states and only had one interview... Needless to say, I'm frustrated! Your post has given me new hope and a renewed sense of energy to keep on trying.

Thank you!

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wow~!!! these are some very good tips...I will definitely give it a try and post my success ;)

Thank you everyone!! times like this when I'm so glad I chose this profession...:loveya:

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Congratulations!!!!!

and thanks sooooooo much for taking the time to type up all this info. You're definitely a team player and best wishes for a successful career.

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This is awesome, and as someone who is only starting to take prereqs, very encouraging. I was starting to get TERRIFIED that I am embarking on a journey in a field where there are no jobs at all.

Congratulations, and THANK YOU!:D

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This thread has been so encouraging! Thanks for all the good advice - I am just about to begin an accelerated BSN program and like others was concerned with all the negative news out there. Thanks!

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tokyoROSE has 2 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Operating Room.

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Because of you, I got three job offers and landed my dream job. I am so thankful to you. I hope that many more read this because it is simply the most helpful job hunting advice I have ever encountered. Thank you again :heartbeat

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very good, congratulation, once again, God bless!!!!!!!!!

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Hey Tokyorose did you use these tricks?

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