Interview at Duke - page 29

by Daisy90 84,737 Views | 288 Comments

Hi all, I am graduating this May, and I have just received word that I will have an interview at Duke University Hospital next week. I was wondering if anyone had any interview tips for me? This is my very first interview... Read More

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    Archie yes for both units. My recruiter told me to wear interview attire but comfortable shoes.
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    Found out this week that I didn't get the job. I'm very disappointed, because I absolutely loved the unit, and everyone I interacted with during my shadowing experience was so warm and inviting. I honestly felt at home! Didn't take them long to get back to me either-- I interviewed on a Friday and I got my rejection e-mail the next Tuesday. I tried to get some feedback from the manager, and I only received a generic response about how other candidates scored better than me in the interview process.

    Although I am really disappointed, it was a wonderful experience nonetheless. It was only my first hospital interview, so I still learned a lot! It's too bad my first interview had to be for my dream position at my dream hospital, but at least I have an idea of what I can work on for my next interview.
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    You will have other chances at your dream job, ConzRN!! I still haven't heard anything from Duke, but did get another offer in New Mexico that I'll be taking. It's in my dream unit, and I'm so relieved to finally have someone say yes! I graduated last year and have been searching for 10 months with nothing working out until now. I was afraid I'd go past that 1 year mark without having worked as a nurse, but it goes to show you that you shouldn't ever give up hope that you'll find what you're looking for. I've had a good amount of interviews in those 10 months and I really learned a lot from every single one - I felt more and more confident in how I was answering questions as each one passed. It's just a matter finding the place that's the right fit for you. You have the right attitude and I think as long as you are willing to move anywhere, you will get your dream job someday (hopefully soon)!
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    Thanks for the words of encouragement UCAFblue!! I'm in the same boat--I also graduated last year in June, so it's been almost a year and I haven't had any nursing experience. After applying to several hospitals in and out of state since graduation, Duke is the only one that has extended me an interview invitation so far. I learned so much though, and I know next time I'll be more confident because of this experience. Congratulations on your job offer in New Mexico!!
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    Thanks for the congrats! I know exactly how you must be feeling. This past year since graduation has gone by so fast, hasn't it?! Have you looked in New Mexico at all? The place I got an offer from is in Las Cruces. It was the first place I had an interview in that wasn't a big city with tons of competition, so I think that really helped. If you think you might be willing to live there, it might be worth a try to see if there are any jobs there you might be interested in. North Dakota could be worth a look too if you haven't already. I know for some people they may not be ideal locations, but maybe you'd find the job you want!
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    Are there any people who currently work at Duke or live in the area who could recommend a good place to live? I'd like to find a 1 bedroom in Durham for less than 750 if I can...
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    Hi kmb1991, are you still looking for a place to live? I'm also lloking for an apartment and won't mind to have a roommate
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    Hi kmb1991, are you still looking for a place to live? I'm also lloking for an apartment and won't mind to have a roommate

    Hey rian16, I've actually already committed to a one bedroom at ashley park at brier creek. I haven't seen it in person but it seems nice!
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    I'm out of state and planning to move to Durham, NC for Duke. Anyone need of a roommate?