Are you in Southern California? There are very few jobs available in long term care facilities (and I've called over 40 LTC facilities).
In any case, I decided that the calling wasn't working and would go ahead and apply in person even if they said that they were not hiring but I could fill out an application. So I go to this one place, I'm a new grad so bear in mind my certificate hasn't even been sent to me but I have proof that I passed both the Written and Skills exam for the State of California...
Anyway, they tell me there is going to be a test when I apply. I get there, dressed professionally, with all of my documents and ready to go! I noticed that there is one lady taking the test in the lobby...hair unkempt with jeans, sneakers and a plaid long sleeved shirt.
UNFORTUNATELY, I can't even APPLY because I don't have the actual certificate. I even made color copies of my documents for them to keep. So, this applicant, who probably didn't even bother to look presentable for an interview, will get a job there because she "knows someone". It just makes me SO ANGRY!!! And very discouraged as well.