First I want to say thank you for taking the time to read this. I graduated in May and passed my NCLEX mid-July and now I am hardcore struggling with finding a job. Is it really that difficult to find a job as a new RN? I am becoming hopeless but I am not giving up. I am sure you all understand how frustrating this is! I have easily applied for more than 20 jobs and even redid my resume and cover letter from scratch and had several people look over it. I have not been called for a single interview and whenever I check the job portals it says "not selected at this time." I have my RN license for NY (went to college in manhattan so I am looking to stay in the new york city area), BLS certification for the next two years, and I was involved in leadership positions along with volunteering which includes the medical team at the NYC marathon, student nursing for the Red Cross, and a pediatric unit and ER at a hospital and other experience as well. I also made a LinkedIn and plan on reaching out to nurse recruiters and talent specialists/HR for hospitals (has this worked for anyone???) Nursing is my passion and I am eager to start my career, it just seems like I am super stuck at the moment and don't know what to do.