From the American Nurses Association Career Center:
Whether you’re looking for your first nursing job or are well established in your career, it’s important to know the basics elements of a successful nursing job search. The first step is being proactive about your career by always staying on the lookout for new experiences and better opportunities, not just when the situation at your current employer becomes unpleasant.
Don’t ever stop developing your knowledge and participating in training. Doing so will help boost your experience and skills and put you in a better position to get jobs that will advance your career.
Lisa Kapps, a health care recruiter with Fortus Healthcare Resources, agrees. “Nurses who are proactive about developing their careers — through continuing professional development, cross-training when available, attaining advanced certifications and joining professional associations — make themselves more marketable when they begin their job search,” she says. “One great option for nurses is to attend an industry conference where you will be able to meet directly with employers and network with other nurses.”
Read the entire article: Job Search 101 for Nurses