The Job Hunt Begins

March 5, 2008

I heard on the radio this morning that nursing is the #2 most wanted profession in the U.S. So surely I will be able to find a job that I like, right? Right?

So far I have applied to three hospitals: St. Luke’s, Methodist, and M.D. Anderson. They are all in the medical center. Let me tell you a little something about the medical center. If you live in Katy, it SUCKS.  This is my drive right now:

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This will be my drive once I’m married and move in with David:

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I fill my tank up with gas about once a week already. And that road that I drive down? Is an expensive tollway. Not to mention the fact that parking in the medical center is ridiculous.


But I had a phone interview with M.D. Anderson last Friday, and the starting salary is more than double what I’ve ever made in my life before. I know that they are calling all of their applicants to screen for which ones they want to come for an on-site interview, but I was still excited because it was my first response from anyplace I’ve applied. Of course, the place that I really want to work, Memorial Hermann Memorial City, requires a much more extensive process and I’m waiting on a recommendation letter from my preceptor before I can be considered. And I’m looking into some Katy hospitals, but I don’t know if they have any graduate nurse positions that offer a training program – which I NEED.

So I’m sure it will all work out, but this could be seriously stressful.

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Comments on The Job Hunt Begins

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    From Tabaitha:

    I’ll be praying as you interview with different hospitals. If you end up in the Med Center, you can still take the Park n Ride. My mother-in-law works at MD Anderson and she takes one of the park n ride vans everyday. I think it’s cheaper then the bus. The only downside is if your hours don’t coincide.

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    From Julian:

    Hi Kath,

    Here’s wishing you all the best in your hunt…and would it be alright if I linked you to my blog? Enjoyed a couple of your posts that I’ve read so far.

    Keep em coming!


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    From Carmen:

    I hope you get the Memorial City job! Now, think how much less of a headache living, driving, and working in Austin would be……

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