VA Hiring Process - page 14

Hello Allnurses, From the previous posts I've read the VA hiring process is pretty long and drawn out. I've applied to two different VA sites. The VA an hour away from my home I can always get in... Read More

  1. Visit  itsalifestyle profile page
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    Quote from punkhardcoreRN
    [I]"From the previous posts I've read the VA hiring process is pretty long and drawn out. I've applied to two different VA sites. The VA an hour away from my home I can always get in contact with a nurse recruiter and my application status for two posting says "referred to selecting official." The VA closest to my home, I can't get through to the recruiter, she emailed me back once and the status of all the apps just says "application received." I do know a nurse practitioner that works at this VA site and she tried to give my resume to the recruiter, but I had to apply online. For those of you that are familiar with the hiring process, any idea what the next step is. In all there are around 20 RN vacancies. The two systems have two completely different online application submissions, how will I know if I've completed the application process correctly, its a little confusing I've been applying since I've graduated and earlier this year I...................... Plus I found out if the nurse recruiter is interested in YOU as a candidate, they will allow for documents to be sent in AFTER the close date. No, I do not have a mom/dad/sister/bro who works at VA or know anyone, I just connected really well with the Recruiter and my manager. Good Luck!
    does this mean they will allow you to begin working before processing the background check etc?
  2. Visit  anjib828 profile page
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    Quote from itsalifestyle
    does this mean they will allow you to begin working before processing the background check etc?
    No they will not allow you to start orientation until everything is completed.... Took them 6 weeks to complete everything for me... But from job offer date to orientation it'll be 2 months before I actually start bc they only do orientation once a month where I'm going
  3. Visit  hcra19 profile page
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    My husband has just been told that he has been selected for a position. He was informed via email that his application was referred on August 6th. He interviewed on Sept 25th and was told yesterday Oct 4th that he was selected.

    I have a few questions. He is currently enrolled in class do you think there is a good chance it will take until the middle of Dec. for him to start working? Also, when do the health benefits usually kick in? Those of you currently working for the VA are you happy?

    My concern is that this will be a pay cut for him, but will offfer more benefits and have room for advancement. He will be starting and LPN to RN program in the summer.

    Thank you
  4. Visit  anjib828 profile page
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    He probably will start in December or January. I applied in July interviewed in August... Was selected a week later and I'm just now starting tomorrow oct 9th! I hear its great. I'll let you know anything I find out!!!!
  5. Visit  Nursebyfaith~Rn profile page
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    I had an interview today at the VA here in Birmingham, al. I was so nervous. The nurse manager tol ne she could tell that I was nervous but she said not to worry about it. Now the waiting process, how long does it usually take for them to call you an let you know if you was selected.
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  6. Visit  anjib828 profile page
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    I was called 2 days later
  7. Visit  Nursebyfaith~Rn profile page
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    The manager told me she had 3 positions available. I'm praying that one the positions is mine. But I was so nervous but I did answer every questions. Was you nervous during your interview. Also are you working for the VA now.
  8. Visit  anjib828 profile page
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    Quote from Nursebyfaith~Lpn
    The manager told me she had 3 positions available. I'm praying that one the positions is mine. But I was so nervous but I did answer every questions. Was you nervous during your interview. Also are you working for the VA now.
    Yes this is my second week.... I started on the 9th.... I hope you get your position!!!!! I wasn't nervous at all. BUT my interview was a phone interview so I had no reason really to be nervous PLUS the questions they ask I'm used to bc I used to ask the types of questions they asked when I was a supervisor in retail....
  9. Visit  Nursebyfaith~Rn profile page
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    So what do you think about people you use to interview that are nervous. Have you ever hired someone that was nervous during the interview. I hope they don't go off of that cause it doesn't reflect on my skills as a nurse. I'm praying that I am selected. How long have you been a nurse
  10. Visit  anjib828 profile page
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    I actually just graduated school in May.... I DID hire people that appeared nervous. Interviews are intimidating.... If they gave good answers it didn't matter that they were nervous to me....
  11. Visit  Nursebyfaith~Rn profile page
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    Did it take you 3 months to get hired? Is the pay good..
  12. Visit  anjib828 profile page
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    Well I was hired 2 days after the interview but didn't start until 2 months later. The pay is very competitive.... I make more than I would at Vanderbilt or the other hospitals n TN
  13. Visit  Foley6 profile page
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    Hello! I got a interview 10/2012 early in the month at the VA.
    I called the person I interviewed with today, (2 weeks later.)
    The manager said that they had no info for me and said all candidates will be contacted by HR.
    Should I call HR? They never had a contact name listed for the HR just the general info.
    Should I wait? Does it matter? How long until I know?
    How long did you wait until they phoned with the offer?
    Thanks for your help!

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