Ok, I'm a newly licensed RN with no experience. I have been applying locally and out of area for just about anything available. I have either been sent numerous denial letters or no response at all. I have been applying since I graduated (6 months ago) with no luck whatsoever. Also attended a local job fair to shake hands and give out my resume to anyone who would take it. About a month ago I sent out a fax to a local jail that posted an ad in the paper. Two days later I got a call for an interview and scheduled it for the following week. The interview went well, the staff there was really welcoming, I felt like all my answers were pretty strong. They took all my info for a backround check, I got a business card and left feeling pretty confident. I went straight home and started handwriting a thank you lettter and dropped it in the mailbox later that evening. As instructed I called a week later to follow up. I was intercepted from talking to the hiring nurse, but was thanked highly for the card and was told my backround check was not back yet. She promised she would leave a message. One more week passed, I called again. Again, intercepted from talking to the hiring nurse...was told my background check was back and to expect a call in a couple of days for a second interview after they got a chance to check my references. I have been in contact with the people I have listed as references, and they have not recieved any calls. At this point, I am starting to feel like I am being strung along. I just wondered if anyone has any insight as to how long Corizon usually takes to hire an RN into one of their facilities. Two of the nurses I spoke to told me that this was there very first RN job---so I know they hire new RNs. I guess I wonder at what point should I consider this an unsuccessful interview....and move on. Next week will be 3 weeks since my interview with them.
Oh and another thing...I was really taken aback during the interview by the fact that they only offer 2 weeks orientation. As a new RN, this sort of freaks me out a little bit. Anyone who might have experience with Corizon's orientation process...let me know what you thought about it. Also, how is pay and benefits for part time with this company? I followed eduquette of the first interview and didn't inquire about pay or benefits.