RN Having a hard time finding a job

Specialties Geriatric

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I am an RN and i have worked in an snf setting for almost 2 years and have some supevisory experience. Last month i resigned from the snf i was working for in granada hills ca here in LA county because i moved to another city which is farther and i don't want to go through the hassles of long commute. Thinking that since i'm an RN with some experience i wouldn't have a hard time applying for a nursing home job here in los angeles, but i guess that's not the case because its more than a month now and still i have not found one. So far I have inquired, went and filled up applications in 10 facilities but no response, a couple did but its always like "we might be anticipating a vacancy for an rn position soon, will call you or i'll call you when we need one". I'm scared i don't know how long will it take for me to find a job, but i wont stop trying. If anyone here knows of a nursing home in los angeles, santa monica, culver city area needing an RN , i would really appreciate an information.

PAERRN20

660 Posts

Specializes in ER.

If it's any comfort things are tight over here on the east coast to. I have over a year experience in ER so I'm not a new grad anymore. I have been applying for some jobs and have had no luck either. All throughout school we were told there will be plentiful jobs available. Hopefully the economy will get better soon.

Specializes in LTC (LPN-RN).

Yes keep looking....and don't be too picky...I am going to apply soon.

Harleyhead

141 Posts

Nindot if your resume looks like your post that might have been a reason. Your resume must be absolute error free, with perfect grammer. Keep looking and good luck.

nindot

69 Posts

Thanks for all your replies, i appreciate it. And Harleyhead sorry for the minor error in grammar. I was writing the post hastily earlier, didn't notice it, thanks anyway for the advice. Actually from my experience when i go to facilities to apply, they don't really ask for a hard copy of my resume, so i never bring one, they just ask you to fill up their application form. Anyway I guess i'll just have to be more patient, for sure i'll find one soon.

ibme

90 Posts

Nindot,

I was just wondering if you found a position yet? :banghead:

nindot

69 Posts

Hi neverending,

Yeah finally i got hired by an SNF here in playa del rey ca where i live, as an RN 3-11 supervisor. Thanked God after 2mos. of looking i finally found one. I'm still on orientation right now, and so far so good, i like the people i work with, they seemed nice and supportive. Thanks by the way for asking.

CapeCodMermaid, RN

6,090 Posts

Specializes in Gerontology, Med surg, Home Health.
Nindot if your resume looks like your post that might have been a reason. Your resume must be absolute error free, with perfect grammer. Keep looking and good luck.

I might suggest that before you criticize someone else's 'grammer', you check your own spelling.:typing

Specializes in LTC (LPN-RN).
I might suggest that before you criticize someone else's 'grammer', you check your own spelling.:typing

lol:typing

Specializes in ICU/CCU/Oncology/CSU/Managed Care/ Case Management.
I might suggest that before you criticize someone else's 'grammer', you check your own spelling.:typing

LOL!!! Too funny!!!:D

mixedfruit

69 Posts

Hi nindot,

do you mind telling me how you found the snf around your area? Did you just google it?

Thanks!

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