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    [QUOTE]Fire, to give you some hope. I got my job with my Buffalo address on there and it was before I moved. Not everyone will ignore you ;).  I know I was lucky, but it does happen. Just keep applying and putting the info out there. Someone will bite.  And for the unemployment thing I know it depends on the state. My friend who got it had nothing to do with the military, her husban is an air traffic controller and she was able to get it from NYS. It can't hurt to try if you need to.  Another option that you can do, that I considered, was getting a job doing whatever when I first got down here and continue to apply for my "real" job when I was here. It would've been a paycut obviously, but it would be something while I continued to look for a job and had an in state address on my resume. 
    Posted by ggirl2001[/QUOTE]


    Thanks for the hope :)
    As for the bolded part; it was interesting, I was recently reading an article on the cost of working... and they estimate that for the average person, by the time you factor in transportation, the different food cost often associated with working (where you don't always bring lunch, etc), clothing costs, federal tax, etc- they say that the first 18k you make in a year is basically "break even"- you don't actually see it and it's considered the "cost of working". So really, I think it would depend on How much of a paycut... after a certain point later this year when we'll have paid off the debt that we both have, I don't absolutely -have- to work, though money would be tight. I've wondered if at that point whether I might be better off moving and being jobless and focusing on saving money via couponing, detailed meal planning, etc would be MORE of a benefit than actually working a job at minimum wage. 
    TBH, the part of being jobless that freaks me out the most is a gap in my involvement in the clinical field. That can be a really big deal, because as they say, if you don't use it, you lose it. I don't think it would ultimately completely kill my chances of getting back into the clinical field, but I think it possibly could make it difficult when my resume is put up against someone else's who has continued to be in the clinical setting, KWIM?
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Ugh, Can I...? : Thanks for the hope :) As for the bolded part; it was interesting, I was recently reading an article on the cost of working... and they estimate that for the average person, by the time you factor in transportation, the different food cost often associated with working (where you don't always bring lunch, etc), clothing costs, federal tax, etc- they say that the first 18k you make in a year is basically "break even"- you don't actually see it and it's considered the "cost of working". So really, I think it would depend on How much of a paycut... after a certain point later this year when we'll have paid off the debt that we both have, I don't absolutely -have- to work, though money would be tight. I've wondered if at that point whether I might be better off moving and being jobless and focusing on saving money via couponing, detailed meal planning, etc would be MORE of a benefit than actually working a job at minimum wage.  TBH, the part of being jobless that freaks me out the most is a gap in my involvement in the clinical field. That can be a really big deal, because as they say, if you don't use it, you lose it. I don't think it would ultimately completely kill my chances of getting back into the clinical field, but I think it possibly could make it difficult when my resume is put up against someone else's who has continued to be in the clinical setting, KWIM?
    Posted by firemedicrr[/QUOTE]If it's only a gap, for say a few months though, would that be a big deal? Because that can probably be explained relatively easy in an interview because you just moved and what not. 
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  • IrishcurlsIrishcurls member
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Ugh, Can I...? : If it's only a gap, for say a few months though, would that be a big deal? Because that can probably be explained relatively easy in an interview because you just moved and what not. 
    Posted by ggirl2001[/QUOTE]
    I was unemployed after graduating with my Master's for 10 months and that was just a shite economy, no military moves or anything. I finally got an out of state job and no one even really asked what I had been doing in the meantime. If you have limited experience, you sort of need to wait for the perfect storm sometimes, kwim? 
    ETA: General you with the limited exeperience, not Fire in particular. Haha I have no idea how much experience each of us all have, it's just a shitty part of the growing up process. I hate job hunting. 
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  • Irish, I really think it's quite different for providers. The managers here were genuinely concerned about my having been out the respiratory field for 2 years. The only things that saved me were my more advanced certifications, knowing the manager well, and some volunteer work.
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  • IrishcurlsIrishcurls member
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    [QUOTE]Irish, I really think it's quite different for providers. The managers here were genuinely concerned about my having been out the respiratory field for 2 years. The only things that saved me were my more advanced certifications, knowing the manager well, and some volunteer work.
    Posted by Sammy0709[/QUOTE]
    I'm saying a few months of job hunting shouldn't kill her career. Plus it's not like you can create a job out of thin air, the reality might be unemployment. Gg and I are both just giving perspective and real life experience. It's like failing a test in high school, teachers always say you'll never get into college if that happens. We all know that's not true! 
    ETA: Plus, you just said it--who you know, keeping up with certifications, volunteering all help. Fire (and Amanda, lrh....everyone job hunting!) should keep that in mind. A little luck, keeping up with it and making connections will go far. 
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  • ggirl2001ggirl2001 member
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    edited April 2012
    One of my good friends was unemployed for 2 years, basically because she had a severance package from her old job and had unemployment. That did affect her when looking for a job because it was 2 years of no income basically. However, I've also had friends be unemployed for a year or so and have no problems. I think it depends on the length of the unemployment and what you were doing in between (like you said volunteering). I'm sure if they saw a resume with 2 years of no work and nothing to show for it (had a family or something) there will be concerns for ANY position. But a few months *probably* won't hurt anything. 

    And the reality is, there might not be the jobs out there as well. I am constantly looking for jobs closer to home. I find literally zero. zero that I can apply to. if I didn't get this job, I would probably be getting umemployment right now because there is nothing to get. I would imagine that if I did find one, the employer would understand that I hadn't worked because, well, there are no jobs for me to even apply to. 
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  • I'm kind of in between everyone. I think that a couple of months may not matter, but the longer the period of time, the more difficult it will be to find a clinical job, especially at the pay rate I am seeking based on my varied experience. It's also really difficult to maintain clinical certifications that have continuing education requirements if you don't have a job/connections to do so. If I do relocate without a job, I will definitely look for some sort of volunteer opportunity, but unfortunately it's just not the same :/

    Thanks for the encouragement ladies :)
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    [QUOTE]I'm kind of in between everyone. I think that a couple of months may not matter, but the longer the period of time, the more difficult it will be to find a clinical job, especially at the pay rate I am seeking based on my varied experience. It's also really difficult to maintain clinical certifications that have continuing education requirements if you don't have a job/connections to do so. If I do relocate without a job, I will definitely look for some sort of volunteer opportunity, but unfortunately it's just not the same :/ Thanks for the encouragement ladies :)
    Posted by firemedicrr[/QUOTE]I think you're right. A few months because of relocation and such no one is going to question. I also don't think you're going to be jobless for longer than that IF you don't find one before. Make sure you check what the average pay rate is for the area too. I know I had to take a paycut with my job even with my experience because of the pay rate. It sucked. Also, if you do volunteer remember that helps build connections and networks as well :) 
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