Moving & applying for jobs online

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by julgard julgard (New) New

Hi,

I'm moving in January to a new state after I graduate from my RN program. I'm feeling such trepidation about applying for jobs online. Perhaps I should say I'm 50 and have owned my own business for the past 12 years, so it feels like such a blind leap of faith to fill out an application, resume and cover letter and receive an interview and a job offer from it.

Can anyone offer words of advice or success stories? Last time I looked for a job using a resume was about 20 years ago and the playing field has changed. I know I will put together a good resume and cover letter but is there advice on how to follow through and pursue that job?

Lunah, MSN, RN

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 14 years experience. 33 Articles; 13,712 Posts

I joined the Army as an ED RN when I was 38, so I understand the leap and the trepidation. It was one of the best things I have ever done in my life, but I was basically chucking everything for the unknown. It's rather liberating, in a way. Embrace the adventure! :) Do you know anyone where you're moving, or have you visited the area? How exciting for you.

julgard

julgard

7 Posts

I think you diagnosed my trepidation right on. I'm not worried about applying online; I'm worried about all the changes going on in my life and I haven't been in this position for awhile. I will be moving back to my hometown. My parents have a big house and it is a great situation for me and my family. Hoping it is a win-win situation, as I look to get on better financial footing and then help my parents who are in their 80's and experiencing health issues. Embracing the change and the adventure of it all is the key. Thanks for your positive vibes and input!

Lunah, MSN, RN

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 14 years experience. 33 Articles; 13,712 Posts

It sounds like a great move for you! I hope it works out well for everyone.

vengeance

vengeance

72 Posts

I am 45 and relocating to another state to start second career as RN. One thing to keep in mind when filling out online apps is to use a local address.

I too am anxious about the changes.

emoraver

emoraver

27 Posts

It all comes down to how your resume/cover letter appear to the HR peeps, as managers don't generally make the initial decision of who to bring in to interview.

Also, nursing is my third career. I just graduated. I had interviews in NY, IA, KY, MD and VA.... and I don't live in any of those states. So keep an open mind.

Best of luck!