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Left two jobs, worked at each one only a year. Any hope?

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I'm an RN in the Midwest with 2 years of experience. I have my ACLS certification. I am also a registered EMT in my state.

I'm starting to feel like I just don't "stick" anywhere. People either don't like my personality or something else. These are things I legitimately do need to work on and I am fully aware of that and willing to do so.

So i'm looking for my third nursing job. I have ADD and I tend to do better in busier areas and bigger hospitals (being bored causes major roadblocks for me).

I am rehirable at both facilities and was not terminated by either.

This time I'm scared because the offers aren't as frequent as with my last two jobs.

Am I just being dramatic, or is it going to be hard for me to find a job after being at 2 facilities in 2 years? Does this look terrible on a resume? Is there any way I can come back from this?

Any advice would be very appreciated.

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Nurse SMS has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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It may indeed be harder. You need to have a good reason for leaving that makes sense why you aren't currently working.

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It’s always easier to find a job when you have a job. When you don’t have a job, people think “why doesn’t she have a job?”  And the possible answers include got fired, quit without notice, walked off in a huff, has something in their background I don’t know about yet, was asked to leave in lieu of getting fired, etc. Basically, people assume the worst. 

Have a good reason for not currently working in your cover letter and use your network to help you find your next position. Good luck!

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Jory has 10 years experience as a MSN, APRN, CNM.

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4 hours ago, Cheisu7 said:

I'm an RN in the Midwest with 2 years of experience. I have my ACLS certification. I am also a registered EMT in my state.

I'm starting to feel like I just don't "stick" anywhere. People either don't like my personality or something else. These are things I legitimately do need to work on and I am fully aware of that and willing to do so.

So i'm looking for my third nursing job. I have ADD and I tend to do better in busier areas and bigger hospitals (being bored causes major roadblocks for me).

I am rehirable at both facilities and was not terminated by either.

This time I'm scared because the offers aren't as frequent as with my last two jobs.

Am I just being dramatic, or is it going to be hard for me to find a job after being at 2 facilities in 2 years? Does this look terrible on a resume? Is there any way I can come back from this?

Any advice would be very appreciated.

Are you quitting jobs before you find another one?  

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I'm on a similar boat. I'm about to start at my 3rd hospital since May 2017. Basically 1st was ICU new grad, night shift, and 2-hr each way commute so I left for quality of life. (Couldn't sleep and constantly anxious). Second hospital is great (currently employed)- it was easy to explain away the 10 month stay at prior hospital and I got 5 offers from different hospitals that time around. I'm coming up on a year with this second place but found out EVERYONE (even the new grads I'm training) is getting paid more than I am. I spoke up but they just put me at the same rate as the new grads so I got upset and did job searching. Got an offer right away (it's 10 min away from my husband's apt so we can finally move back in together, another plus to move). BUT we will have to move again when my husband finishes school...which means I'll have to look for hospital #4 in 3 years. 

I'm very nervous about what the 4th hospital will say. I THINK I'll be able to explain it away IF I get the interview but I'm sure it looks bad. 

Anyone who wants to share their experiences, please do!

I'm happy to share more if you have any questions. 

This time around I got my one offer super fast (an hour after I interviewed)...but I got fewer offers this time. Partially because I couldn't commit/lie during the interview and make it seem like I was gonna stay long term (since I know I'm moving once my husband finishes school). 

 

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