Temp agencies and physically going up to floors.

  1. I live in an extremely saturated area, the SF Bay Area. I am thinking of joining a temp agency or something like it to aid in the job search. I've found it can take me a few hours to apply to just one opening because I like to tailor the cover letter and resume to the job posting, but it has hampered the amount of applications I can complete. Are temp agencies for new grads worth it?

    Also, is there any point in such a saturated market to just go to a hospital and drop by the unit to speak with the manager cold? I have heard it can be a good idea and I may start doing it.

    Another problem I have is that the CA BON is having a really bad time giving ATT's and I have not received mine 2 months after graduation. Calling the BON is like pulling teeth and I can never get through. Will not having a license prove to be a problem when going up to units to speak with nurse managers?
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  3. by   mr cooper
    I've also applied to out of state jobs and will call back to follow up and attempt to speak with the unit manager through HR.
  4. by   HouTx
    Hard to believe that they are taking so long with ATTs... that's just awful. They're making a difficult situation even worse.

    The transition from student to competent, practicing nurse would be very difficult to achieve in a temp job. Companies that use these services expect the 'temp' to hit the ground running. So, any training would have to be provided by the temp agency & I have never heard of any agencies that offer this.

    Seems like you are doing everything you can. I wish you all the best of luck & hope things turn around very soon.