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This is a discussion on 5 interviews no offers.NEED HELP in Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance, part of Nursing Career Advice ... I'm a new grad. I have had five new Grad residency interviews but no offers. All of my interviews...by cutienurse6711 Sep 6, '12I'm a new grad. I have had five new Grad residency interviews but no offers. All of my interviews seem to go on great. I researched practice interviews, research the hospital and dress professionally. I dont know what I'm doing wrong. I have another interview tomorrow so please I needs some help. Advice, good interview answers any help will be greatly appreciated.
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- Sep 6, '12 by BellasMommyOBRNYou may not be doing anything wrong, it may be that the competition is really high.
It's hard to say without knowing what you actually say in response to questions. The best advice I can give is to tell a possible employer why you want to work for THEM. Don't ever let a potential manager know that they are a stepping stone to your "dream job". A lot of people do that and I think it only hurts them in the end. Practicing answers is really a MUST. My dad interviews applicants for the power plant that he works at and said it's more HOW they answer then what they answer. How quickly do you think on your feet? Are your answers well organized and easy to understand? Are they applicable to the question? How well do you follow the directions that you were just given? (how well did you do/say what they asked you to do?)
interviews are extremely stressful. Have patience with yourself. Above all, let them know why they should choose you over the others! Good luck.
- Sep 6, '12 by Gbfan12I agree that it just may be a high amount of applicants. It is a very good sign that you have had so many interviews. It means you are definitely a good candidate. Keep your head up one will come soon. It may also be that if these places you are mentioning are actual new grad programs that they take longer on a hiring decision. Good luck.
- Sep 6, '12 by perioddramaQuote from cutienurse6711You are doing good if you are landing that many interviews. Many new grads can't even land one since their resume gets lost in the sea of resumes.I'm a new grad. I have had five new Grad residency interviews but no offers. All of my interviews seem to go on great. I researched practice interviews, research the hospital and dress professionally. I dont know what I'm doing wrong. I have another interview tomorrow so please I needs some help. Advice, good interview answers any help will be greatly appreciated.
It sounds like you are doing everything you can to possibly prepare for the interview. So, like others have stated, it probably is due to the number of applicants being interviewed and not enough positions.
I've heard stories where they will interview 40 applicants for 2 positions.
Just remember, despite not landing an offer yet, it's one thing to practice and rehearse in the comfort of your own home and another thing to answer questions on the spot in an actual interview. Think of these interviews as intensive practice runs.
- Sep 6, '12 by cutienurse6711Thanks everyone
- Sep 6, '12 by mariebaileyAre you doing any follow-up post-interview, such as thank you notes &/or f/u letters or phone calls to inquire about the status of the position? Making it clear that you are truly interested in the position during & after the interview may help. If you're hesitant to make f/u contact, you can always ask if it's ok to touch base via email or phone over the next 1-2 weeks. On a positive note, at least you are mastering the art of interviewing. Good luck!
- Sep 7, '12 by tigerlogicSpecific thank you notes are great--eg "it was great to hear your opinion on xyz and I'd love to work with you as my manager because abc.". As people hire on personality maybe as someone you did clinicals with if you are coming off in a way you don't mean?
- Sep 7, '12 by MsperryJust keep trying. It took me almost a year to get my first nursing job. A good site to find nursings jobs is Nursing Jobs
- Sep 7, '12 by AlibabaTo add to all the good advice, do not let your frustrations start showing.
Even without realizing it, once we start getting frustrated about a situation, it will start manifesting in different ways and interviewers can start to pick up on it.
Go to every interview with the enthusiasm of your first interview, but with the skills, knowledge and confidence gained from all your previous interviews.
You will land a great position. Just a matter of time.