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RNchaANurse

RNchaANurse

3 Posts

Print out a paper with "NO" on it in rows and rows and rows. Every time you get a "No" back, cross one out and do one more application. It may take awhile to get to "Yes" but ANY job goes at this point. Prepare yourself to relocate. After two years you can start looking for the specialty or location you want.

I love this and am going to take your advice. I'm in the exact same position as kkmew. EXACT! I know at some point something has to happen. Thanks for the laugh and the advice.

Nurse Beth, MSN

Specializes in Med Surg, Tele, ICU, Ortho. Has 30 years experience. 151 Articles; 2,721 Posts

If you are not getting bites for an interview, the problem is your resume.

It's tricky to stand out as a new grad in your resume, but it can be done.

Here's an excerpt from my book (link below):

Your resume can be your most effective marketing tool or a career obituary. When applicants are sending out multiple resumes and not landing interviews...the culprit is the resume. In this chapter, you will learn how to make your resume stand out. You will learn how to craft a winning resume even when you are new to the field.

Ashley graduated six months and 42 resumes ago without yet landing a single interview. She was steeped in despair, but with a revamp of her resume, she landed her dream job in a Pediatric acute care unit.

The problem with Ashley's resume was that it was exactly like the dozens of other new grad resumes that recruiters see every day. She did not know how to make her resume stand out from all the other resumes of equally qualified but inexperienced applicants.

In fact, Ashley herself thought she wasn't such a great candidate. She was actually a great candidate, but she needed to believe it and for her resume to show it.

How important is your resume? Extremely.

  • You have roughly 6 seconds to capture their attention

  • It's often the one and only chance you have to secure an interview

  • There are no do-overs

  • It's the first impression your potential employer has of you. First impressions are lasting and impactful.

The clock is ticking for you, as you have approx 1 year of "new grad" status is which to land a job. I hope you will check out the book for helpful, insider tips.

Here's an onsite article as well: ReVamp Your Resume

Best wishes

Nurse Beth, MSN

Specializes in Med Surg, Tele, ICU, Ortho. Has 30 years experience. 151 Articles; 2,721 Posts

If you are not getting bites for an interview, the problem is your resume.

It's tricky to stand out as a new grad in your resume, but it can be done.

Here's an excerpt from my book (link below):

"Your resume can be your most effective marketing tool or a career obituary. When applicants are sending out multiple resumes and not landing interviews...the culprit is the resume. In this chapter, you will learn how to make your resume stand out. You will learn how to craft a winning resume even when you are new to the field.

Ashley graduated six months and 42 resumes ago without yet landing a single interview. She was steeped in despair, but with a revamp of her resume, she landed her dream job in a Pediatric acute care unit.

The problem with Ashley's resume was that it was exactly like the dozens of other new grad resumes that recruiters see every day. She did not know how to make her resume stand out from all the other resumes of equally qualified but inexperienced applicants.

In fact, Ashley herself thought she wasn't such a great candidate. She was actually a great candidate, but she needed to believe it and for her resume to show it.

How important is your resume? Extremely.

  • You have roughly 6 seconds to capture their attention

  • It's often the one and only chance you have to secure an interview

  • There are no do-overs

  • It's the first impression your potential employer has of you. First impressions are lasting and impactful."

The clock is ticking for you, as you have approx 1 year of "new grad" status is which to land a job. I hope you will check out the book for helpful, insider tips.

Here's an onsite article as well: ReVamp Your Resume

Best wishes in your job search

LadyGiaRN

LadyGiaRN

8 Posts

If you aren't opposed to moving there are places that need nurses more than others and will offer new grads relocation money and bonuses for staying. I had my sites set on places that have tons of nurses and everyone wants to live like NYC, Fl and California. Looking for a job in places like these is very discouraging because they don't really need you. I got a great offer from a very rural hospital without a lot of effort and I have my associates, not a BSN. If you aren't opposed to moving if there is relocation offered, expand your search.

Jonesey- could you kindly send me a PM? I'd like to find out more about the hospital you applied at. thx