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.




11 Responses to I have finally found the elusive new grad job

  1. Congrats on the new job! I can only imagine how frustrating it was to search for that long.
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  2. Congrats! That is awesome! I hope you love it. I’m sure you’ll love the money!!!
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  3. Daniel says:

    Congrats on the new job! I remember being worried about not finding a job during my senior year, but secured one a few months before graduating. My brother got a job about a month before graduation this past year, and we know that we were very lucky. We didn’t do much differently, we simply got lucky that the fit was there. Even now, 5 years later, I realize how important it was to get that first job as it’s led to 5 years of employment and it could have turned out very differently.
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    • demaish says:

      Thank you. It is always tough to get a first new job and at the back yof your mind you know your school loans grace period is ending. Your brother was one of the lucky people who get jobs before graduating which is great

  4. Congrats Demaish! I’m sure you’re happy to finally get that job. It must have been pretty frustrating during the process.
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  5. Congratulations! I’m so happy for you. I know you’ve been working so hard at the interviewing and I know all too well how frustrating it is to send so many resumes and not hear anything back (I looked for work for 7 months before I was hired after grad school). I hope things are going well and you’re very happy in the new job.
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  6. Hope you will enjoy your new job. Congratulations to you! More powers.

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