Denied every job so far as a new grad bsn

  1. Hey everyone,
    I was wondering if anyone else is getting denied from new grad RN jobs left and right? I graduated from a very well known university (UCCS Beth-El) this May 2018 and have submitted very strong cover letters and resumes. I have sent my resume and cover letter to several of my instructors and other nurses I know. They all said my resume and cover letter are fantastic! However, I've been denied from about 5 jobs so far and am so discouraged. Ive applied to 4 jobs in colorado (been denied by 2 of them and still waiting on the other 2) and multiple jobs out of state. With in 3 days I've been denied from most of the new grad positions. I don't understand what I am missing. I truly feel like I am a strong candidate and have strong qualities to offer. I don't get how I can be rejected within only a couple of days? How did they even have time to look over my application? Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks everyone!
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  3. by   caliotter3
    As far as looking over your application, if they are being rejected that quickly, it is probably being done superficially or in some automated fashion that is set to reject most applications. I would suppose this happens with many new grad applications. The only advice I have is to go over your material with someone who is well-versed in the use of "key words" and try to beef things up that way. And keep at it.
  4. by   NICU Guy
    Quote from Tanny22
    I graduated from a very well known university (UCCS Beth-El) this May 2018
    Since it is still May, you haven't taken NCLEX. Many hospitals will not accept applications when you don't have a license yet. Back when I was applying for jobs as a new grad, many applications asked "Do you have a license for the position you are applying for?" If you answer NO, then you receive an immediate "Not under consideration" application status.

    It may take several months to get interviews and a job offer. I applied to 50-100 job postings and got two interviews and job offers. It took me 3 months to get a job offer.
  5. by   Tanny22
    I appreciate your insight. I guess I'm just discouraged because almost all the jobs I've applied for are "new grad programs" that hire you based on the contingency that you pass the nclex. So shouldn't I be able to get interviews knowing that I'm waiting to take my nclex?
  6. by   brightfutureRN
    I graduated in March. I have passed NCLEX and have a license number. I have applied for over 80 jobs and have had 3 interviews, 1 part time and 2 full time. I was offered the part time job but knew I really wanted to wait for a full time position because working part time I'll be making just as much as I was making before I took all of these loans and became a nurse. I didn't get into nursing for money however I have so much debt now, why is it becoming a problem to secure a full time position as a new grad? The one full time position called me back with good and bad news, they wanted me but could only give me part time because an internal candidate got the full time position I interviewed for. The second full time I haven't heard back from but it doesn't start until July. Is this the norm, extreme difficulty getting any position but mostly a full time position ?
  7. by   nursebychoice2018
    Calm down and you seem a little entitled, lol. It's never easy getting your foot in the door for your 1st job/career with no experience. Sometimes, you may not even be lucky enough to work in the field. I am not sure where you're located or applying but sometimes, you have to apply to so many and compete with other candidates with similar or a more preferred background.
    Keep your head up and keep applying.
  8. by   brightfutureRN
    Who is hype? When they tell us in school we will start out making 65,000.00 and it's an excellent job market you are prepared for that. So I don't think I'm hype I am expecting what I was sold on when I spent thousands to get another degree to have a better career. So no I don't think I'm hype. And when my classmates who are not minority are getting offers for full time positions but I have to haggle and beg for 1 extra day to make a decent living I feel something is wrong there. The employers who have called me and interviewed me have said my resume is excellent but then things switch up when it's time for the offers. No I will not just take what I'm given. I told the hospital that I first interviewed with for part time that I have to rescind the offer bc I was offered a full time position and all of a sudden they just got some other floors with full time positions she's supposed to get back to me on. I'm not asking for too much, I was told all about sign on bonus and guaranteed good pay but if I'm working part time I'm making the same thing I made as a secretary after all this money shelled out and hard work, which I am proud of and happy I achieved but now it's time to pay back the loans and get out of debt and I can't do that on secretary salary, so no I'm not hype and there is no reason to calm down. Thank you.
  9. by   nursebychoice2018
    Ok. I will not go back and forth with you. I'm in the same situation but it was not in Nursing. I believe my frustrations were starting to show in interviews and I hope you don't.

    Good luck.
  10. by   brightfutureRN
    No problem. I didn't have any frustrations at interviews because I didn't know it was a problem until now. The first interview I went on was a part time so I knew that was what I was getting although I did know they could have called me back on full times I applied for, but whatever I was more in the mindset of get practice and see what type of questions I'll be asked. I have been cheerful and positive, happy to be interviewing. I only got upset after the second interview which was a full time interview called me to offer the position but changed it to part time. Then I'm like wait ok these are games being played because at the interview she told me she was hiring for full and part time and now all of a sudden an internal candidate took the full time and although I never applied for part time you are offering me part time. The last interview I did I wasn't even going to go but I went just to fulfill obligation bc I never know what could happen so I went and it went ok I just have to wait to hear back and see if they will keep it full time or switch up. I just see things differently as a minority and I know that's a factor, but I bring my A game everytime because I know as a double minority I'm expected to just take whatever is handed to me instead of being direct about my demands as a qualified and excellent candidate.
  11. by   Mavrick
    Quote from brightfutureRN
    No problem. I didn't have any frustrations at interviews because I didn't know it was a problem until now. The first interview I went on was a part time so I knew that was what I was getting although I did know they could have called me back on full times I applied for, but whatever I was more in the mindset of get practice and see what type of questions I'll be asked. I have been cheerful and positive, happy to be interviewing. I only got upset after the second interview which was a full time interview called me to offer the position but changed it to part time. Then I'm like wait ok these are games being played because at the interview she told me she was hiring for full and part time and now all of a sudden an internal candidate took the full time and although I never applied for part time you are offering me part time. The last interview I did I wasn't even going to go but I went just to fulfill obligation bc I never know what could happen so I went and it went ok I just have to wait to hear back and see if they will keep it full time or switch up. I just see things differently as a minority and I know that's a factor, but I bring my A game everytime because I know as a double minority I'm expected to just take whatever is handed to me instead of being direct about my demands as a qualified and excellent candidate.
    If I were hiring new grads who had absolutely no experience to offer, that I had to train for a year to make them useful to my facility, I would want someone flexible and not dictating to me what they will and will not do.

    You are just another inexperienced new grad who will be an expensive liability before you become a contributing employee. There are far more where you came from.

    I would not call you back.
  12. by   nursebychoice2018
    Does clinicals during school not count?
  13. by   brightfutureRN
    Well luckily you are not the hiring manager. They know they are hiring new grads and you don't know what my experience is that makes me a good candidate for a NEW to practice RN. All of what you are saying doesn't matter because they are looking for a new to practice RN or else they wouldn't even have brought me in to interview. They see me as capable, trainable and reliable based on my work experience and having two bachelor degrees. Being flexible and open to alternate shifts, working weekends and holidays that's ok and I am very flexible but I'm not going to flex on or be denied on full time when I have interviewed for NEW to practice full time positions and classmates with the same experience as me are in full time positions. What's going to happen is I'm going to start and then when full time becomes available else where I'll be on my merry way and that's not the way I would hire a new nurse knowing how much money goes into training new nurses.
    Last edit by brightfutureRN on May 23
  14. by   brightfutureRN
    That's not really considered work experience that's just a part of education. They really have to teach you everything based on their policies, protocols and standards.

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