How long did it take you to find your first job as a new grad - page 3

I'm a new grad with a bsn. I have good grades, good references, I passed my registeration exam on my first try, willing to move anywhere and do any job (other than mental health) but can't seem to... Read More

  1. by   vintagemother
    I graduated within the last 2 years. I was able to be offered 2 jobs before I passed my NCLEX. I feel very blessed to have had those opportunities.

    My first offer was at a SNF in need of lots of new staff. I was working there as an LVN at the time.

    The other offer was in an acute hospital. I networked with former classmates who told me about opportunities for new grads in this hospital on floors we had done clinicals in. I applied online and went in person to express my interest. I've been working there ever since.
  2. by   Newgradnurse17
    I've finally got another interview for a job I really want in 2 days.

    In my last interview I didn't do that great on scenario question, any advice on common questions or condition or emergency situations that I should research and prepare for?

    Last time I got a question your patient is suddenly having difficulty speaking what are your first steps. And they wouldn't give any more info, like other symptoms or why the pt was there in the first place. My first thought was stroke but then they kept asking me what next for about 5 minutes after each answer I gave and I don't think I answered it correctly. Just want to be super prepared.
  3. by   nem90
    Quote from Daniellern152
    It absolutely is who you know ... which I don't agree with. I had a classmate who's mom was head of HR at a local hospital and got her and two other classmates of mine jobs. Good for them, I just couldn't do it. My bf said reach out and see if they can get you a job, you have applied there so many times and I just couldn't do it. I don't know if it was stubbornness or pride .. I just felt like I deserved it myself without help. It's interesting to see on here different parts of the US and the job market. Seems like there are a lot of new grad programs down south and in California and it's barebones in the northeast where I am from. Good luck to you, I know how hard it is !
    Thanks! Yea I it's so frustrating! I agree it felt good knowing I got the job purely on my own merit. Yea depending on where you live is definitely a factor. I had friends who moved to PA and NJ and got jobs pretty quickly, but if you plan on applying in NYC you most likely will be waiting a good 6 months. There's a lot of big name hospitals here that everyone wants to work at and the competition is so much harder. My hospital even had a GPA requirement to weed out applicants. New grads could only apply with a 3.5 or higher it's nuts. And thanks! Orientation starts next week I'm very excited! Good luck to you too!

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