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??
Apr 6, '10
by NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN Moderator
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