I know this is an older thread, but I can definitely relate. I have yrs. of nursing experience, including recent experience in Assisted Living, and teaching PCA/HHA classes in a Licensed agency. Older experience includes Med/Surg, Home Health, School nursing, Psych nursing.
Where I live now in NC, I have a better chance of being hit by lightening than finding a new job. I am not happy where i work (per diem job), but for 2 yrs. have had no success finding something new. 2-3 interviews from maybe 20 applications. Nothing has materialized.
Recent fiasco, a state run agency tells me they're looking for a per diem nurse. I interview, she says she'd "love to have me" and she'll call me in a few weeks. Didn't hear anything so I followed up 3 weeks later and she says they're not hiring! It wasn't a job advertised; just an independent inquiry of a place I'd like to work. Why not tell the applicant it is a possible job/opening?? I was dumbfounded! I am beyond frustrated w/ it all.