Licensed in TN Jan 2010, sent faxed resume with cover letters to every LTC within 1 hr of my house. Started working in March, then they let me go after 5 weeks, sent out resumes with cover letters again. In May started working, just hit my 90 day anniversary, I am working, and it is hard to get a position, anywhere.
This area, west TN, is very sorry for jobs, right now. I actually am working across the state line in KY, 45 minutes from my house.
Faxing a resume and cover letter seems to do much better than personal interviews and you spend less on gas and hassle of filling out apps with no chance of hire.
In school and in my previous jobs, they pay attention to my nearly perfect attendance when they consider me for employment.
Male, wear hearing aids, 53, and started with zero experience.
Many things work for different people in the job hunt.
This worked for me. You will get there. Easy? No. Doable ? Yes.