Quote from ekirkpat
hi all! i am a nursing student graduating in december with my BSN, RN and i am moving straight to charlotte north carolina area upon graduation. i am frustrated because i need to find a job and places to apply but the career fairs around here and that my school has held have been no help because they have not represented north carolina. if anyone here is from charlotte area and knows of hospitals or career fairs or has any suggestions...please help me.... also do u think i should take the nclex in georgia before i leave or in north carolina? thank you for reading and for your help! God Bless!
Career fairs are only one way that new grads can learn about employment opportunities. Since you are moving to a new area, you will have to be a little more creative!
Try "googling" hospitals in Charlotte, NC, get in touch with the Charlotte Area Chamber of Commerce and request information on hospitals and healthcare facilities, go on-line and read the Charlotte Observer want ads, contact a real estate agent (you are going to need housing, after all) and ask for information.
There is no shortage of hospitals and healthcare facilities in this growing city and the surrounding areas. Once you have found a few that interest you, prepare a resume and cover letter and send them to the nurse recruiters, as well as the managers of the units that interest you. Follow up with phone calls. If they have no positions to offer, ask them to recommend other possible employers.
Finding a job in a new city takes time, effort and creativity. I wish you well!