how long does it take for them to evaluate your job application?

  1. 0 I sent out an application online exactly a month ago and I haven't heard anything from it yet. Is this a usual time frame? I tried calling them twice already to follow up but never got a return call. I have the experience needed for the job, so i can't understand why they have not responded yet. Job is still available online. I am moving to san diego area in 5 weeks and I don't have a job yet. starting to freak out a lil bit.

    Anyways, how long does it usually take for hospitals in san diego area to evaluate job applications??
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  3. Visit  gwapo profile page

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    gwapo has '7' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'ICU'. From 'Fort Worth, TX, US'; Joined Dec '05; Posts: 248; Likes: 31.

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  4. Visit  NickiLaughs profile page
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    Right now a lot of hospitals aren't hiring or having hiring freezes. Even experienced nurses are having trouble finding work. Did you call them? They may give you an answer along those lines. Usually you would expect to hear within a week or two if they are interested. Though it can take longer.
  5. Visit  gwapo profile page
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    oh god!! where else can I look for a job?! they haven't called yet!
  6. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
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    I found that the usual response to my online job applications was that I never go a response at all. One responded back the next day with a computer generated rejection stating that I didn't meet the requirements, when in fact, I was overqualified for the job I had applied for. I tend to not waste my time with online applications. I have found that eight out of ten times when I go in person, I am interviewed on the spot or given an appointment to interview.
  7. Visit  gwapo profile page
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    I will do that too when I get there next week. It's just so hard when you live 2500 miles away from them... Thanks for your post.. i was having second thoughts of going in person, but i guess it will be OK. where do you go to, Human Resources or right to the director of the unit?
  8. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
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    I go to Human Resources for the type of jobs I apply for. If I were going to a hospital, I would go to Human Resources to apply and then go to the floor that I wanted to get hired to work on and look for the nurse manager of that floor or reverse this process, meeting with the nurse manager before filling out the application.
  9. Visit  NRSKarenRN profile page
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    All depends on how large an organization, number positions being screened, HR staff and # applicants to position in how soon one may get a response.

    HR has only 1 employee + Director-- would take 4 -6 weeks just to get applicants sent to me, so to speed up process, I screen my own applicants. Recently posted per diem clerk position and received over 500 applicants in 3 wk, skimmed 85 applicants resumes to come up with 8 to interview....remainder will get email rejection "better qualified candidate" once final applicant chosen as that's how software program works. Don't want to close position if applicant doesn't make it through hiring process. Many managers are not as proactive.

    Other times, I've posted position only to be told hiring freeze across the board---position posted 3 + months but none being filled. HR will remove from view my positions only when criminal background back and clear.


    Do not place all your hope in this one position... apply to anything you can find online. With current economy, may take weeks to months to land esp as southern CA tough market.
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Apr 6, '10
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    Quote from NRSKarenRN
    All depends on how large an organization, number positions being screened, HR staff and # applicants to position in how soon one may get a response.

    HR has only 1 emplyee + Director-- would take 4 -6 weeks just to get applicants sent to me, so to speed up process, I screen my own aplicants. Recently posted perciem clerk position and received over 500 applicants in 3 wk, skimmed 85 applicants resumes to come up with 8 to interview....remainder will get email rejection "better qualified candidqte" once final applicant chosen as that's how software program works. Don't want to close posiition if applicant doesn't make it through hiring process. Many managers are not as proactive.

    Other times, I've posted position only to be told hiring freeze across the board---position posted 3 + months but none being filled. HR will remove from view my positions only when criminal background back and clear,

    I never received a rejection email. does that mean they are still in the process of evaluating applications? Sounds like you are a nurse manager. Is it Ok if an applicant goes right to manager or director to apply or follow up an application? what would you think of the applicant if he did this?
  11. Visit  NRSKarenRN profile page
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    Yes, I'd contact the manager directly.
  12. Visit  gwapo profile page
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    Quote from NRSKarenRN
    Yes, I'd contact the manager directly.

    thanks! do you suggest calling the manager or seeing him/her personally?
  13. Visit  ang_peds profile page
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    Another resource for your job search in CA: caljobs.ca.gov They sometimes have jobs listed that I haven't been able to find elsewhere.

    Good luck in your search. I wish you well.
  14. Visit  homenurse12 profile page
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    Unfortunately, having a posted nursing position does not mean there is actually an opening. It is a common practive by HR departments to post openings to see what pool of people there are to fill the position. This helps them determine if and how raises, etc need to be given. It IS NOT RIGHT, or fair, but it is done all the time. It is very frustrating to those needing a job.

    Cynthia
  15. Visit  Cuezee2 profile page
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    It's really tough to get a nursing job in California right now. Not only are all our nursing schools terribly impacted, there has been a state wide hiring freeze for a while now. I'm going into my senior year of nursing school and have lived in Ca my whole life, ans out professors are recommending that we apply for jobs out of state because even seasoned nurses are having trouble finding work...no one wants to hire a new grad. I've worked with three prople from my nursing school (during clinicals) who are licences nurses but are still working as CNAs because there are no jobs. I live in San Francisco and there were 300 applicants for ONE maternity possition that opened up at a local hospital. Part of the problem is that the cost of living in many parts of Californa is so high that older nurses can't afford to retire and those that did retire have gone back to work due to the economy. Plus, we get a lot of traveling nurses because many hospitals here pay more than other hospitals in the nation (here in the Bay Area nurses receive the highest pay out of the whole country so we have a LOT of traveling nurses taking jobs from us). Sorry, I didn't mean to sound so discouraging. Maybe So Cal has more jobs than we do up here...I hope this is the case for you!!! Good luck with the job search!!!


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