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New Grads: The job hunt- Don't give up!

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by jade381 jade381 (Member)

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I am a new grad nurse, (graduated from nursing school in May, 2008 & became a licensed RN in August, 2008). I finally got hired and start orientation on April 21. I say "finally" because I started serious job hunting on January 1, 2009. I was getting very discouraged because I sent resumes, made phone calls, even pounded the pavement in search of a job for a solid three months. ( The "search" became my full time job.) I was even getting call backs, but when the prospective employer realized that I was a new grad...I kept getting..."Oh, we're sorry but we are not hiring new grads at this time".....Well, my persistence finally paid off...I studied too hard in nursing school to give up! So I would say to anyone still searching...I know the frustration...But, don't give up!!

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ahlachica specializes in CV IMU.

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I'm in that position right now. I'm going to graduate May 2009 and no job yet. A lot of my classmates have gotten hired but I'm still waiting. At first I wasn't very serious about it because I didn't think the economic crisis would really affect me getting a job. Now I'm regretting not applying earlier and relying on my student nurse position at Methodist as a shoo-in. I am very concerned but I'm still looking and I have like 2 more prospects. Please keep me i your prayers because I need all the advise and help I can get for my next interview. I don't want to have to move to work, but it seems like I might have to.

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Hang in here! According to where you live, large hospitals may offer new grad programs...Persistence will eventually pay off..You are in my prayers..

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I am a new grad RN, as well! I got a job offer today for my DREAM job!!

Don't give up ... ur dream job is out there!

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tweetybsn has 1 years experience and specializes in telemetry.

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i graduated in may 2008, passed RN boards got hired at duke hospital in NC, thinking my family and i will be moving, unfortunately not. i have been looking for a job since in indiana, this is april 2009, still looking for a job in Indianapolis indiana. i cant find a job. it is very frustrating to just sit at home and not work. i'm still trying, i believe God is the only answer at this moment.

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i graduated in may 2008, passed RN boards got hired at duke hospital in NC, thinking my family and i will be moving, unfortunately not. i have been looking for a job since in indiana, this is april 2009, still looking for a job in Indianapolis indiana. i cant find a job. it is very frustrating to just sit at home and not work. i'm still trying, i believe God is the only answer at this moment.

Community Hospital and Clarian offer new grad residency programs. Contact the managers for these programs directly.

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iteachob specializes in OB, NICU, Nursing Education (academic).

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Our May 2009 prospective graduates are interviewing now! Location is half the battle; eastern KY is hiring.

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tweetybsn has 1 years experience and specializes in telemetry.

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i have applied at both community and clarins, still waiting for them to call me. actually it has been a month now.

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