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What is the best way to look for jobs?

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I am a new NP and will be moving to Texas soon to be with my spouse and was wondering what the best way to look for jobs are? Is there like a giant database for NPs, is Linked IN useful at all? Or just do an old fashioned google search and hope for the best?

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I no expert but I see quite a few adds ran on indeed just type in what your looking for.

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Where in Texas? I'm in San Antonio and there's a lot of jobs. Join the local professional APRN group. At ours, we present new job opportunities at every meeting. You could also go to the TNP website. Let me know if you need help in my area.

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Where in Texas? I'm in San Antonio and there's a lot of jobs. Join the local professional APRN group. At ours, we present new job opportunities at every meeting. You could also go to the TNP website. Let me know if you need help in my area.

Lubbock texas is where I will be going.

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First, congrats to you, WinterWolf90, for completing your NP program!! As MikeFNPC advised, find out if your new city (Lubbock) has an NP group there (may be part of a statewide group). Additionally, AANP (the national NP organization) has job listings (you may have to join as a member to look at the job listings, though). Another site that has NP job listings is HealtheCareers.com.

I personally feel I've had better luck with job searching by going to the website for the hospital/health care agency directly and looking at their job listings. I tend to think the listings are more up to date than if you use a site like indeed or Careerbuilder, etc.

In any case, I wish you the best with your move and job search! Please come back to AN and let us know where you land!!

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I did a quick search of the Lubbock area. Looks like Covenant Health Medical Group is a big player there. I'd also contact several of the urgent care centers, hospice groups, local insurance marketers (they tend to have a good grip on the local needs), even reach out to some of the family practice clinics. Additionally, I've found good opportunities when looking at Craigslist. In my area, I'm noticing a surge in NP owned clinics, some are owned by friends of mine who have asked if I'd like to work with them. Every time I start discussing this topic, I'm amazed at the growing opportunities with NP's. My wife is about to start NP school and I couldn't be more excited for her. Again, good luck with your searching and I'm sure you're excited to be closer to your spouse.

Mike

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I love, love, love LinkedIn! You can connect directly with recruiters, HR, hiring managers, etc...and message them regarding current and future openings! I landed one of my jobs that way 🙂 Ziprecruiter and Indeed are useful, but you have to watch out, because it takes a while for old job postings to be removed. 

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I had huge success finding jobs on LinkedIn. 

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