When I changed my nursing license from PA to NJ, I noticed it was so much harder to get a job in NJ than it was in PA. Even as a new grad, PA was so much more willing to offer me a job. Every job I applied for in NJ, most never even called me to acknowledge they got my application, let alone call me for an interview. I was lucky enough to finally get an interview at a hospital. Unfortunately, it does help if you know someone who already works at a hospital to help you to get your foot in the door.