I've read all the "interview do's and don'ts" I can google but I've had 5 NP job interviews
and no offers. Is this normal to have that many interviews and no offers?
1st interview: at a pain management practice. I made it to the 2nd day of interviews only because the first day I was interviewed by a PsyD. And he saw through all the ******** the other interviewees were presenting. I was beat out by a Spanish speaking MD.
2nd interview: at another NP position at the current hospital I work at. I even have a friend who works there as a medical assistant (I'm pretty sure that's why I landed the interview). I was beat out by an NP with dermatology experience (I have no derm experience).
3rd interview: at a small private occ health place my friend (a NP) works at. According to her I nailed the first interview but they never returned my calls / emails for the 2nd interview. Possibly because they could only match the current (below average according to salary.com) pay I was getting. And they couldn't pay me average like I requested.
4th interview: at my current hospitals occ health place. I heard it was a really bad place to work, overwhelmed manager, you work 10hours a day (everyday) and only get paid for 8. High NP turnover. I didn't follow up too hard. If they want me for that hard job they would have to pay well for the hard work done.
5th interview: a managerial position, to manage the county's public health nurses (8-9 of them). I was surprised they wanted to interview me, but the interview confirmed what my resume (doesn't) say. I have never been a manager of nurses before. Currently I manage 2 medical assistants and before that I was a head waiter managing 18 waitstaff. I sure they hired someone with experience managing nurses.
I'm sure my resume is perfect (it's landed me 5 interviews). But did I blow my interviews somehow?