Still Unemployed? What are your plans this year?
January 13, 2010 2:43am CST
I'm still searching for a job and I got nothing... Or even On the Job training is hard to find... For us nurses we need experience and I need to find any trainings for me. The future of nurses here in the Philippines is not good, many are unemployed even we graduated from college, Passed the board exam and become a registered nurse--- still unemployed.... That's why many are immigrating to other countries.
13 Jan 10
I have so many registered nurses there in the Philippines that are working in call centers because they couldn't find a job. Not everyone can migrate to other countries because you need money to do that, which they don't have because nobody hires them.
• Saudi Arabia
13 Jan 10
Yeah.. Actually, I've tried to apply to a call center. Unfortunately I did not get hired, I guess call center is not for me... It felt so bad because I passed so many exams and after the final interview I was rejected. God has different plan for, I think?
16 Jan 10
Maybe volunteering would suit you for now because it will not only earn you experience it will also earn you respect. You can also put all those volunteer work in your resume and I think if an employer saw it he/she will definitely be amazed by your dedication to your profession and maybe give you a job
• United States
15 Jan 10
Who takes care of the sick in the Phillipines? Are there just so many nurses that they outnumber the ill? I have worked with nurses on Visa from Phillipines, and from what some tell me, employers will hire them to work, pay them lower wages than American nurses, and hold the Visa over their head if they choose to leave for better money or treatment. In my opinion, this is a form of slavery and it's wrong. My advice to anyone in such a predicament is to pray and wait for an answer, but don't give up applying for jobs. An answer will come even if you took a job cleaning floors... if you are considering coming to the US, locate a recruiter online to assist you.
25 Jan 10
Hi Vycess, I am registered nurse also and had no luck for more than two years now. I have a job that is paying good and I thank God or that blessing. But I would like to pursue the career I finished, I guess every one of us likes that idea. But in this world we live in where survival is important, we also need money to pursue that career and its hard because we don't have enough to save because the salary for nurses are so low. There's a lot of countries, Canada, Australia and New Zealand but all of them requires big amount of money before you can pursue nursing and most of them requires experience which is that missing link to our dreams right now. We have to pray, surely there's a reason for all of this. Get a job for a meantime and don't give up.
19 Jan 10
Hi there... yeah quite true and disappointing that hundreds and thousands of Filipino nurses graduated every year and passed the board exam to be a registered nurse... and only about 15-25 percent were able to work in hospital, clinics, and other related health care services... while others in different field of work like call centers, and others. There are really a lot of nurses and only few hospitals that it is very hard for all Filipino nurse to be able to work in a hospital. Hope that the government will do something about it... but let us not only depend on it... let's work something for it... I always like the quote from the poem desiderata "...but let this not blind you to what virtue there is... many person strive for high ideals and everywhere life is full of heroism..." so if others can do it... why can't I... just keep believing and always seek God's guidance. God bless
13 Jan 10
Its really hard to find a living nowadays so you really need to be at your very best every time you apply for one. I'm not saying that you haven't been such, but maybe they want to see more. Going abroad is also an option to consider but the risk is high and I think the selection or screening is a lot tougher especially in your field. You also need to sacrifice a lot. I just wish that you may be able to look for a position you desire most. God bless!
13 Jan 10
Yeah, I'm still unemployed now that's why as of now I just devote my time finding the right online jobs for me to be able to earn though but I am planning to exert a lot of effort this year to find a job that fits for me even though it's kinda hard because of the stiff competition but still I want to try my luck and hope for the best and of course pray. I know that God has other plans for me and for you so don't give up and always pray that he may lead you to the right path of life where you truly belongs so stay happy and cool all the time. I've friends also who graduated from nursing and most of them don't have a job or if ever they find one still it's far from nursing so it's kinda sad that we have limited opportunities here in the Philippines and because of that most of us are looking for a job outside this country but I hope the next government could make a difference.