I have finally found the elusive new grad job
Today I am super excited as I write this. After 7 months of job hunting as a new grad with no experience, my star is finally shining. Since early July 2013, after passing my NCLEX exam, I had applied for hundreds of jobs. I was getting desperate everyday and got pissed every time I saw an article on yahoo claiming how nursing is one of the fastest growing profession with guaranteed jobs. What the writers don’t tell the readers is that without one year experience, it is almost next to impossible for most people to land a job in some areas in this country.
I still have friends who are out there looking. The biggest pet peeve I had is some people who were lucky to land jobs early or who are already in the profession thinking you are not doing enough. I swear I have done much more than some people who got jobs earlier. Sometimes it all depends on where your luck lies.
The painful part for me during the job hunt is failure to land any interviews for 6 months of daily job applications online and in person. However, I felt January was my month, it is my birthday month and I was like it has to be my luckiest month since that is when I came to this world. My positive attitude and efforts paid off when I landed 4 interviews. Imagine from 0 interviews over 6 months to 4 interviews in one month. I can tell you I am a religious person and I never stop believing my blessing was on the way.
I did 3 interviews in the last two weeks and one yesterday. I got two regrets as they chose another candidate with more experience as they claimed and one of the company is making a decision this week as they had interviews to finish up. That won’t really matter because when I interviewed yesterday, I was offered the job on the spot. I am super excited and nervous at the same time that I will be starting this new journey on Monday. I still plan to keep my old job because this new one is a part time position.