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- Jul 20, '12 by Pick015-10 minutes early, no more. Earlier you seem desperate, and force them to be uncomfortable making you wait which can work against you. On-time is too close to late, which makes them wonder if you wait till last minute to show up to work.
- Jul 20, '12 by sharpeimomi'd say absolutely no more than 15 minutes early, but you also need to allow for things like an extra long red
light or a detour if you're driving. also assume the first bus, subway, or el will pass you by because it's already
full. if you do get there early, take a deep breath, go to the john, get a non-carbonated drink (no unscheduled
burps,) locate your interview room, and relax.
- Jul 20, '12 by Nurse2bKimberlyFor one of my interviews earlier this yr, I showed up 45 minutes early Not a good idea. I decided to take the metro train b/c the GPS wasn't giving me very accurate directions (the facility is very hidden, you definitley wouldn't know it was there unless you were familiar with the area-and I wasn't!). By the time I got off the metro, it was about 8:55. My appointment wasn't until 10! By the time I walked to the facility, and got searched & patted down(it was a jail), it was only 9:15.It all worked out great though, I got hired on the spot & I'm working there now, but if I had it to do over again, I wouldn't have arrived so early lol!Last edit by Nurse2bKimberly on Jul 20, '12
- Jul 20, '12 by GrnTeaomg, when i first read this out of the corner of my eye i thought it said, "should you arrive on time or sober early for job interviews?" and i thought, nursing school has really gone to the dogs if they need to know that.
ahem. i would advise that a little early is fine and sober would be good.
- Jul 20, '12 by queenjulieSuper-early, but don't go in until ten minutes before! I planned to arrive an hour early for a job interview right out of college, thinking I would sit in my car and read a book and focus after I got there that early. Instead, there was an accident with fatalities that closed the freeway entirely on my way to the interview, and I arrived barely thirty seconds before the interview time. If I hadn't been so far ahead of schedule, I would have missed it entirely. I got the job, and that was the beginning of a very successful, twelve-year career that ended with me running my own research journal and going into medicine, and now starting a second career as a nurse. If I hadn't been so early that day, my life would be completely different.
- Jul 20, '12 by chaka_1709I plan to be there about 30 mins early in case of traffic or anything else, but I don't walk in until 5 to 10 minutes prior.
- Jul 20, '12 by NayRNMy last interview, I was early, so I took off down the highway and blasted loud music for about 30 miles, then I turned back and went to the interview. Some nice relaxing time! I was refreshed and prepared!
Then I sat there for 40 minutes as they weren't very prompt in their appointment time.
Then she told me I'd hear from her by the end of the week either way.
5 weeks later she emailed me to tell me I did't get the job.
I was sort of disappointed at first, but now that I think about it...
- Jul 21, '12 by GinginRNI arrive super early to the destination and arrive at the HR office approximately 10 minutes early. Most of the interviews I have been invited to have been out of town/out of state. If it's a large facility, I try to get inside and give myself a few minutes to acclimate to the environment, then head to the HR office approximate 10 minutes before the scheduled appointment. If the facility is small, I just wait until 10 minutes before the scheduled interview and walk in.
- Jul 21, '12 by Paco-RNAlways 5-10 minutes before scheduled interview time, no more no less.