The Nurse Becoming Podcast 

#016 Job Searching: How Long is Too Long to Look?

So, here’s a hypothetical situation for you. The world is experiencing a global pandemic for the first time in 100 years. Coincidentally, because of that pandemic, you lost your job. Maybe you didn’t lose your job. Maybe you just decided that after working double, triple, quadruple shifts in the ICU, you realize your current job just isn’t it anymore.

Did I mention it’s been just about six months? That’s how long you’ve been looking for a new job, and still, you’ve got nothing. What gives? 

In today’s episode, I talk about how long is too long to continue down the unsuccessful job finding path. I also give some ideas about what you can do in the meantime, when you should just settle (spoiler: my answer might surprise you!), and how to answer a hiring manager when you’re asked, “So, why has it taken you so long to find a job?” with something other than, “Well, we’re in the middle of a global pandemic, so…” 

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