New Grad Jobs in Oregon??? - page 2

Hello all, I recently graduated from nursing school (ASN) in Western New York and am seeking employment in Oregon... can anyone point me in the right direction? I spoke to a recruiter from OHSU... Read More

  1. by   luv2garden
    I never said it was easy...in fact, what I said was that it isn't impossible. The whole point in the message was to say that negativity about the job market, especially to new grads, is unnecessary. There truly is something out there for everyone but if you want to work in a SPECIFIC area or specialty, being proactive and having a positive attitude during the process will get you closer to your ultimate goal. You are free to post your opinions, as that is what I am doing here, but I find being negative about a process we all have to go through does nothing good for anyone! Just trying to keep it positive!
  2. by   ♪♫ in my ♥
    Quote from luv2garden
    I never said it was easy...in fact, what I said was that it isn't impossible.
    For many, though, it is impossible. There simply are not enough positions available for all the people who want them.
    There truly is something out there for everyone...
    Based upon what? The anecdotal evidence as well as the few published statistics indicate that there simply are more new graduate nurses about than there are positions for them.
    ...being proactive and having a positive attitude during the process will get you closer to your ultimate goal
    Yes, of course... that is a universal truth.
    ...I find being negative about a process we all have to go through does nothing good for anyone! Just trying to keep it positive!
    And I am just trying to be realistic... which is good for people. It is particularly beneficial for those folks who are facing frustration and doubting themselves due to their inability to secure employments... it is helpful, I believe, for them to hear the truth that it's not a reflection of themselves but rather the situation in which they find themselves.

    I could simply remain quiet and take comfort in the recognition that I found my first job and am rapidly progressing through my first year. Rather than repeat the oft-made statement of, "I found a job... I was flexible, got my ACLS, etc in order to stand out from the crowd... if you can't find a job then you're just being too picky," I choose to validate the struggle that many new grads face: There simply aren't enough jobs for everybody and if you are having trouble finding work, fight the temptation to see it as a reflection of yourself.

    Best wishes to all the new grads, older grads, and soon-to-be grads who are seeking productive work.
  3. by   luv2garden
    "And I am just trying to be realistic... which is good for people. It is particularly beneficial for those folks who are facing frustration and doubting themselves due to their inability to secure employments... it is helpful, I believe, for them to hear the truth that it's not a reflection of themselves but rather the situation in which they find themselves."

    However, the truth doesn't necessarily have to reflect a negative connotation. All negativity does is drag people down. Yes, there is truth to the fact that it may be difficult to find a job but are you also saying it will never happen? Odds are usually in your favor if you are persistant. Those who choose to view unemployment as a reflection of themselves are choosing that (choosing being the operative word here), and I personally just choose to be positive in what is already a negative situation. Truth and negativity do not have to go hand in hand! Thanks for all of your replys though and glad to hear you were persistant enough and found a job!!! All the best to you.

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