Are any new grads finding jobs??

  1. Hi, I hate to dwell on the negative here, but it seems like there are alot of massachusetts new grads not finding jobs. Is anyone finding jobs, if so what are your techniques.

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  3. by   PebsRN
    Hey, I am also having alot of trouble finding a job. Its not dwelling, its a depressing issue . Many places want experience, which I cannot have unless I get a job. Some nurses have told me to keep waiting because hospitals generally hire alot in Sept. and October. In what area have you applied?
  4. by   DolphinRN84
    I'm in the same boat as you guys... Though I applied for a position at MGH...applied a few weeks ago..so i'm actually going to mail my stuff tomorrow and send it directly to the nurse manager instead of HR...i know..most places want experience.....RIDICULOUS! especially when you're a new grad...i applied to most of the Boston Hospitals...did not luck out...i guess we'll have to keep on trying..but im getting more frustrated..
  5. by   NEKnurse
    I agree, this is rediculous. I've been looking for the past few weeks and so far nothing.
  6. by   gerry79
    Is it that these Hospitals are reluctant to hire new grads, or is the "nursing shortage" over. I have been on several hospital web sites are there seems to be plenty of job openings. South Shore Hospital is having an Allied Health Fair 13 September from 1 - 4 pm and they are always soliciting my clinical group about employment after graduation. One of my classmates already has a job line up at Good Sams Brockton and dont graduate until December. I hear trying to get into a Boston hospital is very hard as they hire from within first. Good luck in your job search as I will be in your shoes shortly (I hope).
  7. by   maledi
    I spoke to a nurse recruiter at South Shore and she said they are not hiring new grads again until December or February. I can't find a job either. I've been looking for 3 months.
  8. by   suzy253
    How about the places you did your clinicals at? It's a shame you're having trouble finding a job. I'm in RI and got a job straight away as a Grad Nurse before receiving my RN.
  9. by   Ginger's Mom
    I would call the staff education / professional development department and ask if they have a newly licensed program. Find out the name of the person running the program and then send her your resume.
  10. by   DolphinRN84
    Or how about sending your resume and cover letter directly to the nurse manager on the unit you're interested in? I mailed my stuff yesterday and I guess ill wait and see what happens....Good luck guys!! I'm sure we all need it.
  11. by   fotografe
    I am working at BMC as a CNA while in school. During orientation, the nurse manager said that almost all of the new grad jobs go to those already working at the hospital in other capacities. She said that was true with the other Boston hospitals. You need to keep contacting people if you don't have this foot in the door. I would definitley start cultivating relationships on the units in which you are interested. Try to setup shadow days. You can meet people and see how the unit functions. It will take work, but you can't be an anonymous resume from the internet. Can you still work as a CNA after you have your RN? Maybe even getting in somewhere in that capacity will put you at the head of the line when new grad hiring time rolls around. Good luck!
  12. by   MickyB-RN
    Quote from fotografe
    I am working at BMC as a CNA while in school. During orientation, the nurse manager said that almost all of the new grad jobs go to those already working at the hospital in other capacities. She said that was true with the other Boston hospitals. You need to keep contacting people if you don't have this foot in the door. I would definitley start cultivating relationships on the units in which you are interested. Try to setup shadow days. You can meet people and see how the unit functions. It will take work, but you can't be an anonymous resume from the internet. Can you still work as a CNA after you have your RN? Maybe even getting in somewhere in that capacity will put you at the head of the line when new grad hiring time rolls around. Good luck!
    Hey, I did my clinicals at BMC this past year. We both took courses with CCCOnline. I didn't realize that you lived so close. How much longer for school?
  13. by   SydnieRN
    I live in SD and have not been hired on at the hospital which I assumed was just a guarentee because of the "shortage" even according to working nurses, there isn;t enough help. Our hospital employees about 2700 people so its not tiny...out of my program of 50 grads, 5 were hired. Felt like my education was a waste. I was 6 months pg when I started interviewing so i thought that was why, but no one has been getting hired. I am now working at a nursing home. All I get when i say that is the "oh I'm sorry approach, or you have to start somewhere" truth is so far I don;t mind it. Its the aides I feel sorry for! They work soooo hard.
    The paychecks are
  14. by   fotografe
    Quote from MickyB-RN
    Hey, I did my clinicals at BMC this past year. We both took courses with CCCOnline. I didn't realize that you lived so close. How much longer for school?
    I start my second year of the ADN tomorrow and finish in May 2007. I am also concurrently enrolled at U of Wyoming doing the online RN-BSN and am hoping to have that done by May 2008 (or sooner).

    Call up the people you met at BMC and see what is up. I love working there and am hoping to get hired as an RN when I graduate. If you are interested in the FLoat Pool, they have a new grad training program for that and i can give you the names of the managers. PM me if you are interested.

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