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I am a new nclex passer how hard to get a job los angeles ca area i submitted a lot of resume already every single opening jobs i apply but no one wants to hire me,was it because i miss paying my credit card during those time that i am reviewing my family income is only one thats my husband thats why we prioritize first and not paying my credit card bill was it the cause of the hospital even nursing home to not hire me?any inputs acceptable.

Did you have your resume proofread for spelling and grammar?

Sour Lemon

Has 9 years experience.

I am a new nclex passer how hard to get a job los angeles ca area i submitted a lot of resume already every single opening jobs i apply but no one wants to hire me,was it because i miss paying my credit card during those time that i am reviewing my family income is only one thats my husband thats why we prioritize first and not paying my credit card bill was it the cause of the hospital even nursing home to not hire me?any inputs acceptable.

LA is a tough market for new grads. I advise that you apply at lots of smaller, community hospitals. It seems like at least some of them hire new grads, although they may not have formal new grad programs.

Good Luck.

Sour Lemon

Has 9 years experience.

Did you have your resume proofread for spelling and grammar?

You must not live around LA.

CharleeFoxtrot, ADN, RN

Has 7 years experience.

Did you have your resume proofread for spelling and grammar?

You must not live around LA.

Most colleges offer some sort of job search and resume help service for their graduates.

Double-Helix, BSN, RN

Specializes in PICU, Sedation/Radiology, PACU. Has 9 years experience.

As other have said, LA has a lot of nurses competing for positions. You are not being rejected because of your credit score.

CharleeFoxtrot, ADN, RN

Has 7 years experience.

As other have said, LA has a lot of nurses competing for positions. You are not being rejected because of your credit score.

I've had my credit score checked for nursing jobs before, it is a possibility. Hospitals do this, when you apply there is usually a waiver that includes them checking your FICO score.

Double-Helix, BSN, RN

Specializes in PICU, Sedation/Radiology, PACU. Has 9 years experience.

I've had my credit score checked for nursing jobs before, it is a possibility. Hospitals do this, when you apply there is usually a waiver that includes them checking your FICO score.

I didn't say that the employers couldn't/wouldn't check credit (though I highly doubt they are looking at the credit of every applicant). I said that credit is not the determining factor given that OP is a new grad in a saturated job market and writes with questionable grammar.

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 40 years experience.

Look outside of hospitals and in more rural areas.

Meriwhen, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Psych ICU, addictions.

Large metropolitan areas are hard to break into as a new grad, and having dings on your credit history doesn't help as some employers do a credit check (their logic: a poor credit rating...perhaps someone likely to divert drugs for some extra cash? Not saying it's a fair assumption, but that it does happen).

If you really want to go right into acute care, you may have to look in more rural areas. If you really want to stay in LA, you may have to look outside the hospital box and look at jobs in LTAC, SNF, rehab, LTC, psych, schools, clinics, and other areas. Once you get a year or two of nursing experience under your belt, then you have a better chance of transferring into acute care.

Best of luck.