Nursing Job Search Assistance Articles

Nursing Job Search Assistance focuses on how to gain employment as a nurse during economically hard times: How to find the job you want; how to prepare a resume that will get you in the door; how to handle yourself during the interview; how to land that coveted job. Find out what it takes to go from job hunter to employee!

How to Survive the Job Search
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How to Survive the Job Search

The search for my first nursing job was hands down the most brutal, draining, demoralizing period of my life. After all the hard work of getting through school,...

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The Pre-Employment Background Check
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The Pre-Employment Background Check

First of all, it is an extremely positive sign whenever any prospective employee reaches the point in the hiring process that involves initiation of the...

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Brenda F. Johnson

Capture Your Heart's Desire: Finding the Job You Want

My family and I had been wanting to move from Florida to Tennessee for over eighteen years, so when our house sold this past May, I was beyond ecstatic. Having...

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Networking in Nursing to Achieve Results

When hunting for a nursing job in today's ultra-competitive employment market, networking is an essential strategy that results in the desired outcome if utilized...

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Liddle Noodnik

Are You An Innie or An Outie? Personality Testing And You

Years ago I was living in a transitional housing program, trying to figure out why my life was such a mess. I was dealing with addiction issues, trying to be a good...

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Fired After Fifty: Redux

Several years ago when I was laid off from my LTC job due to low census, I remember despairing of ever finding another job. I was in my early fifties then. At the...

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Curious Observations Regarding Job Postings

The employment market seemed to have changed for the worse soon after the financial meltdown of 2008. Ever since then, I have noticed that many job postings and...

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Employment Scams And Fake Job Postings

Unemployed healthcare workers who are desperate for work might fall victim to phony job postings that take full advantage of their vulnerable situations. Even...

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How I Got My Dream Job!
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How I Got My Dream Job!

I have been waiting to post this for a long time! I hope this information will help anyone looking for a job. Some background info - I graduated with high honors...

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I got a job!!!! BOO-YOW!

I am cheeeesing!!! Because I am officially a nurse. That's right! No longer am I the licensed non-working individual. But I am not here to gloat or rub it in. I...

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One Strategy To Land a Nursing Job: The End Around

In order to get a leg up on the competition you need to employ strategies that will help your application float to the top rather than sink to the bottom. The...

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Overqualified? What the Heck?

Employers are demanding experience in this day and age. But how does a person amass the necessary work experience if no one will hire them? This is the $64,000...

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Job Hunting: Let The Games Begin!

As much fun as job-hunting is (said no one ever), I knew I was doomed the very first time I visited the Employment Division's job search website and found only a...

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Getting Your Desired Position 101

Since the economy went downhill and facilities started hiring seasoned nurses returning from retirement, and housewife nurses that had a husband layed off, etc. the...

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Yes, Bad Job References Are Legal!

Many people will insist that it is illegal for a former employer to give bad references or say anything negative about former employees. In fact, one woman told me,...

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