I graduated March 06 as an LPN. My Dad died during nursing school and I was his primary care giver. Upon completion of school, I took the lifetime opportunity to tavel abroad for a few months. Returing home, I was respondible for settling his affairs and began cleaning out his and my deceased mother's home, having estate sales etc. In July, I accepted a LTC postion whick was shortlived,,as in VERY shortlived. I was so overwhelmed adn my confidence crushed, that I havent looked for a job since. I had bariatric surgery Jan 29th 07 and and now ready to begin a job search. Saying all that,,,,,,,,,,,,,,any suggestions as to how I should "sell myself" to a prospective employer? I'm applying for an assisted liveing position next week. I've kept with voraciously reading nursing materials, doing volunteer work at a hospice facility and learning from my school,ates experiences. I know I'll be at a disadvantage having no practical experience but know I can do a great job if given the opportunity. I welcome your honest advice.