Well I'm unemployed again. This is the second job I've had as a registered nurse. Experience: about a year and a half. I quit because I was harassed and my boss did not do anything about it. My boss's boss did not do anything about it either. I felt like I could not trust the people I worked with. The working environment was very toxic for me. I have been unemployed for several months now and I fear the longer I go with out a job the harder it is to find a job. I have had a few interviews, but I always get the same answer, "We hired someone else." I have also gotten the answer, "We don't want you." I have spoken with one nurse recruiter for a hospital outside of my area because I was having trouble filling out a job application online (my computer froze and it shutdown while filling it out). She asked me if I was a new grad and I told her, "no." She then told me that I would need experience in the department I was applying for and that the program to train someone to work in that department was filled already and would have to wait till next year. Seeing that I haven't worked for months I then proceeded to tell her that I would be interested in working in the same type of unit I was previously working. She stated, "Well why did you quit your previous job?" I told her for a better job opportunity. She then stated, "Well why would it be any different here?" At that point I didn't know what to say. I could have told her that their work environment wouldn't be as toxic as where I worked before but didn't say anything. I don't know how to answer the questions, "why did you quit your previous job? Why would working here be any different?" I'm guessing telling them on the phone, on paper, and through a computer screen that I'm "seeking a better job opportunity" is not cutting it. I don't want to say that I was bullied/harassed because they will probably think that I'm a problem. I'm really frustrated because I feel like I'm not even given a chance. I have been with out work for months now and I do not know what to do anymore. I have applied everywhere in my area. Now I'm applying in other areas outside where I live and its not working. I feel like I'm hitting a brick wall. All I want is a stable job. I am trying to stay positive about it all, but I do struggle some days. Any advice would greatly be appreciated.
P.s. I did try to switch units before I quit but was not allowed to.