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Find a Nursing Job With Help From Friends

Find a Nursing Job With Help From Friends

Tap into your network of friends for job search help!

Christina Macres | NursingLink

Emotional Support.

Bottom line: Good friends want their friends to succeed. They also want to be there and lend an ear when things aren’t ideal. And, like any idea, concept, or plan, most times it’s just plain helpful to sit down and work out the details with another human being — even if that person is just listening. A good brainstorming coffee date with a friend might be just what you need in order to make better sense of what you want out of your job search.

Friends of Friends.

Yes, even friends of friends can help you find the nursing career you want. Research has shown that job seekers who employ friends as well as friends of friends to spread the word to potential employers (or keep their eyes peeled for job openings) were more apt to secure a position than those who did not. Moreover, those who got these same groups to go a step further and introduce them to beneficial networking contacts or folks in the industry found more suitable jobs, faster.

Social Networking.

When you’re looking for a job, quality and quantity of friendships go hand-in-hand. This being said, even though you may not deem everyone in your social networking communities to be an actual “friend,” in the sense that maybe you won’t be in their wedding, that doesn’t mean they’re not open to helping you in your job search. Use your status to post a quick blurb or write a private message to a friend you know who’s presently in the your field of interest. Hey, you’re already on NursingLink, that’s one giant step in the right direction!

Don’t Isolate and Fixate.

It’s easy to get so bogged down in your job search that you forget the world around you. Remember that, just like when you have a full-time job, it’s advantageous to strike a good work/life balance when you’re unemployed. Take time to network with people, but also know when to turn off your job seeker mode and just be a friend.

Good luck!

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