First job interview
- 0Feb 5, '13 by Meg86anI had my first interview today as a new graduate. I met with the NM and she talked a lot about the job, the hospital and orientation. She asked if I took boards I said not yet but had a date set up. She Asked why nursing, why that hospital, why that speciality and why should we hire u, it was a short interview and she kept saying after your orientation.. I shadowed a nurse for 2 hours then the NM asked how I liked it I said I loved it. I left and wasn't told when I'd hear. I should have asked maybe I bombed it
- 0Feb 5, '13 by MamakellydMeg- I've been an RN almost 23 years, and spent about 9 years of that as a nursing administrator responsible for hiring. A lot of times I would pair someone up to shadow one of my nurses so I could get their thoughts and feedback as well. I can tell you that I did not do this if I did not like the candidate. I kept it brief and did not speak toward the future if I had no intentions of really considering the applicant. I agree with the prior comment of sending a thank you note for the interview, and following up. Once you take NCLEX and know your results make sure you call her or communicate somehow that you have passed.
- 0Feb 5, '13 by Meg86anThank you so much for your feedback. I already did a handwritten thank you note and plan on dropping it in the mail tomorrow morning. It was just really hard to read her. She reminded me of a clinical instructor I once had who told me I was great and I would have never guessed that by her personality.