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Old 10-18-2012, 07:35 AM
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I didn't expect to get a job right away, but of course I have started applying to everything. I have 9 months of experience, and YES I am still new. But, when I log into the hospital website to check status and I see every application turned down because they say I am a "NEW GRAD" it's frustrating. I don't really qualify for new grad programs anymore, because I'm not REALLY a new grad, but I'm still new.

I guess... keep trying trying trying. But, it's still frustrating. Someone's got to give me a chance. I'm good. I'm new, I have a lot to learn, but I'm good. I'm an asset. If only they could see that.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:12 AM
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I guess... keep trying trying trying. But, it's still frustrating. Someone's got to give me a chance. I'm good. I'm new, I have a lot to learn, but I'm good. I'm an asset. If only they could see that.
It's difficult being all the way across the country, I've never had much luck with internet applications.

When you get there and you walk into HR with an app in your hand, I bet your luck will change. I've also been know to contact the nurse manager for the floor I want to work on directly. It has worked for me three times. The only three jobs I've had in 37 years. "Just say I'd love to work on the ______floor can we talk? And then talk in person. I got my DS a good this way too!
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Try to hang on to your job for one year for some reason in HR those 3 months make a big difference.

It is hard to find a new job in this economy. Have you looked at home care or LTC?
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I agree with Joanna. Call them anyways, even if turned down. Sometimes they will hire just because you had the moxy to follow up. Do go for a LTC job part time whilst waiting. Mix up the part time LTC with Part time HH for more experiences. And the BS of you need more experience can be overcome. Another thing that may help is getting as many written recommendations as you can and faxing those to the manager of the unit as well as HR.
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Try to hang on to your job for one year for some reason in HR those 3 months make a big difference.

It is hard to find a new job in this economy. Have you looked at home care or LTC?
I've heard that LTC is a career killer. I'm not that desperate yet.
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It's difficult being all the way across the country, I've never had much luck with internet applications.

When you get there and you walk into HR with an app in your hand, I bet your luck will change. I've also been know to contact the nurse manager for the floor I want to work on directly. It has worked for me three times. The only three jobs I've had in 37 years. "Just say I'd love to work on the ______floor can we talk? And then talk in person. I got my DS a good this way too!
Perhaps, but financially I can't go if I don't have a job. We need 2 incomes.
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:38 PM
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I've heard that LTC is a career killer. I'm not that desperate yet.
Not necessarily. Doing it part time coupled with working in another area should be ok. Like working MD office part time or home health along with LTC. But LTC as a full time primary job out of nursing school is probably not the route to go if working in a hospital is your goal.
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I've heard that LTC is a career killer. I'm not that desperate yet.
If you don't want to work in LTC, don't work in LTC. But do you really have to be so condescending about it? More than half of US RNs presently work outside the acute care setting, I don't think that figure is anything to sneeze at.....surely you don't think that all of us are stewing in our own misery do you?
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Keep plodding along SVL I am sure something will come along. I am sure it is very frustrating for you.
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If you don't want to work in LTC, don't work in LTC. But do you really have to be so condescending about it? More than half of US RNs presently work outside the acute care setting, I don't think that figure is anything to sneeze at.....surely you don't think that all of us are stewing in our own misery do you?
I agree, here in the northeast new nurses are lucky to get a job in LTC, and Meli has a great point work partime ltc and look for a better position. All the new grads I know are very motivated and hard working.
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