Friday, August 14, 2009

The Mighty Job Hunt


Well....I've gone from living on my computer studying for the derned NCLEX, to living on it for the mighty job hunt. I finally have everything I need to fill out those bloody 4 hr aps at the ready so I can finish them in about an hr. My job experience is a joke except my teaching stint, but that was 17 yrs ago!! My last place of employment was bulldozed, so I have to say, I'm not looking so impressive on paper in that area. Oh well. I keep telling myself that if they really want me...and let's face it, who wouldn't want a nearly 50 yr old new grad????! Yep, I'm all that and a bag o chips.

So...on first impressions, there appears to be NO jobs for new grads, so....this is what I did: all the jobs I found that did not have a time frame of experience specified, I applied to. So, in the last 2 days, I've applied for about 10 jobs. I know that they'd prefer someone experienced, but I can hope & pray, right?

Well I am headed back to the gym. My back is in pain from all this butt sitting. Have a lovely wknd. And good luck to those of you who have gone back to school, have a killer semester!

6 comments:

Lorie said...

Good luck!! I say apply for them all whether they say experience or not! I would apply until they are so sick of you they will hire you lol... If it makes you feel better I can't find a job right now and I have been a nurse for 12yrs! Seems the nursing job market is slow... which totally dumbfounds me!

Megan said...

Good luck with the job market...hopefully it will pick up soon!

hope2brn said...

Hey, good luck with the search and dont get discouraged! I have changed the name of my blog..
I AM (y) RN....same webaddress just a different name...Did you ask any of your instructors about jobs? They can be a pretty good resource...

Nursapalooza! said...

oooh good idea amy, but the only tip I got, just laid off 600 staff! So I'll keep plugging along. Okay then....why does your name still say hope2brn, right there in the comments smarty-pants???

Anonymous said...

I haven't even got into the nursing program and now I am reading from several people how there aren't any jobs. I thought there was a shortage of nurses out there? I am wondering if everyone is just searching local.

Nursapalooza! said...

Hello Ms/Mr Anonymous: Yeah, there is a nurse shortage, BUT since we are in an economic decline as well, it is much harder to get a job. I am applying everywhere, and the job openings that are out there generally want experience. I believe as the economy improves, which I personally feel is on its way, there will be more jobs. But it is tough everywhere, even medical. It wouldn't stop me from nsg school, bc I do believe jobs will increase as the years go by.