I agree, it's not a good idea to first try to demean the people you are trying to obtain information from, that is offensive. But as for the job market right now, a number of factors play a role in obtaining employment as a new graduate; including location, previous clinical experience, having a BSN, networking, and who you know. The market is very bad, in some places more than others. The market is not only bad for new grads, it is difficult for some experienced nurses as well. Although there is a nursing shortage, many facilities have decided to work understaffed to save money, rather then employ new people.Unfortunately, new grads are considered a burden to some employers due to the increased resources that are required for training.