450 Resumes sent. 0 call backs. - page 2
Hey guys, I'm not here to complain or whine about no job. I know it'll come soon. I was just wondering if there is something wrong with my resume. I graduated May 2012 with an ADN in Illinois,... Read More
Mar 25, '13Occupation: RN, LPN Specialty: 4 year(s) of experience in LTC ; From: US ; Joined: Sep '09; Posts: 17In the same boat.
ADN with LPN experience.
Applying for LTC, but no response so far
Well, I know that I have to keep it trying.
Mar 27, '13Joined: Jul '11; Posts: 169; Likes: 125Whoa. 450 resumes out? I'm so sorry you're going through this. But let me ask you this: have you applied elsewhere than Illinois? I had to move in order to get my first job - but my hospital paid my moving expenses, gave me amazing training, and paid for me and my husband to live in a completely free house for 6 weeks. And it's a great hospital to work for. My best advice? Do what you have to do to move (I did). You don't want to become an "old" new grad RN. Start an online RN-BSN program through your state's public university, would it be U Illinois Chicago or something? (read: do not overpay or go to a second-class school!). Best of luck to you.
Mar 27, '13Joined: Jun '11; Posts: 7,668; Likes: 28,727I'm curious about 450 resumes - you are trying the shotgun approach. Where in IL are you that there are 450 new grad / entry level jobs even available??
Are you applying though a 'Monster'- type site, or are you looking directly at the actual jobs posted by healthcare institutions? I always feel the direct approach is the best.