Did I just made a mistake by declining an interview? - page 3

I applied to the Med Surg unit at a local hospital. Last week, a recruiter called me and asked me to an interview. I was sooo excited at first, until I asked her who will be at the interview she... Read More

  1. Visit  CrunchRN profile page
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    I would call back HR or whoever called you and say you realize you made a mistake and basically ask them to give you another chance or even pass your resume on if they will no longer consider you. Ya know - throw yourself on your sword and all. You have nothing to lose.

    They may even be more forgiving than people here........
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  3. Visit  nurse2033 profile page
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    I would also have been up front and declined. If this takes you off the list for future jobs that is the hospitals error not yours. If they just want to fill their needs without any consideration for the nurse's career needs then it wouldn't be a good place to work anyway. I agree with another poster that I would email the recruiter and reiterate how you are interested in working there in your chosen area.
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  4. Visit  miniangel729 profile page
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    To make sure the message get to the recruiter in time, I sent an email. Thanked her, very briefly touched on why I declined the interview in a sentence, expressed my goal/desire units & interest for the hospital, asked for another chance. Ended with thanking her again. kept it short and to the point. She replied "Thank you." ha.. well I did my part! pray and hope for the best, if not.. it's not the end of the world.. lol thank u all again~
  5. Visit  CrunchRN profile page
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    It is probably for the best and you handled the fall out well. Charge forward!
  6. Visit  sauconyrunner profile page
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    Quote from miniangel729
    To make sure the message get to the recruiter in time, I sent an email. Thanked her, very briefly touched on why I declined the interview in a sentence, expressed my goal/desire units & interest for the hospital, asked for another chance. Ended with thanking her again. kept it short and to the point. She replied "Thank you." ha.. well I did my part! pray and hope for the best, if not.. it's not the end of the world.. lol thank u all again~
    Looks like you cleaned up nicely. I really hope something comes for you soon. Its so upsetting that one mis-step can affect you so much. (especially when it has nothing to do with your actual job!)
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  7. Visit  hiddencatRN profile page
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    Yeah, that was bad. The recruiter probably called to confirm on the off chance it'd been a miscommunication and you did want to interview. Even if it wasn't your area of interest, it would have been good practice to interview. And what if this is the only shot they give you? You could have taken the job, and later transferred within the hospital to another unit. Or discovered that you actually like women's health after all. Live and learn I guess.


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