I'm an E.R. Nurse with approximately one year of nursing experience. I am moving from one town to another trying to move from an ER to ICU position. I have gotten a few interviews. What can I do to stand out? No one has called me with an offer just yet. How long have you waited for an offer before? I had an interview at a very large and busy hospital's ICU. I believe the interview went well and I feel like I stood out. I feel like I answered the questions in the interview showing my knowledge and experience on caring for acutely ill patients. At the end of the interview she asked me if I was interested I could come shadow a nurse for about an hour another day to see how the unit works. She explained that it was not necessary but only if I was interested. I sent her a thank you card in the mail then called her two days later to set up a time to visit the unit. She didn't answer the phone but then called me back leaving a voicemail saying it was ok to come in Monday. I then called her back Immediately and she answered the phone. My brain is working a mile a minute because after seeing this unit I really wanted to be a part of it. If she called me back is that a good sign? My experience is that if someone isn't interested they wouldn't call back. What can I do in my shadowing interview on Monday to show them I would be a great candidate? Afterwards how can I continue to stand out?
Jan 14, '13
So I went to the shadow interview and it went great. The person I shadowed with was very knowledgable. I spoke to the manager to thank her for the opportunity. She asked me how I liked it and I said its a great unit and am excited for the possibility of working there! It's a large micu/sicu. She said she would be making her decision this week! How long should u wait to email her a thank you and to touch base? I think it went amazingly!
Last edit by RedSticker55 on Jan 14, '13
: Reason: My own error