didn't get the job, but had a follow up phone call

  1. 0 So I didn't get a position I applied at a local health department but the medical director called me personally today. He said someone with years of experience got the position. If it wasn't for that, I would get the job. He also asked me if I am interested in another position which they haven't posted on their website. Of course I said yes. But he said it probably will take them 2-3 weeks to write a job description (ahhh...everything is so slow with the government). He will let me know as soon as it's posted. So I asked whether I still have to interview for the new position. He said yes, I have to fill out a new application and do another interview with them. He said he can't promise me anything but he thinks I have an impressive background and I can compete well with other applicants. (what does that mean.....)

    So here is my situation. I already got a job offer from a rural health department (I am still considering whether I want to work there or not. Mainly because I have to move, live in a very very very small town, and the pay is significantly lower. I have to reply to the nursing director by labor day). I have another interview next week with a different health department but it's a part-time position. What should I do right now? Should I wait for them to post the job or should I focus on other jobs I applied. I hate waiting....
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    About sourapril, BSN, RN

    sourapril has '1 years 3 months' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'public health'. From 'Denver, CO, US'; Joined Mar '10; Posts: 609; Likes: 187. You can follow sourapril on LinkedIn My Website

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    I'm sorry you didn't get the job. It's great to hear there is follow-up with the interview process and encouraging to hear great feedback. Here's to hoping you get the job the medical director mentioned to you during your conversation!
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    Thank you I hope so too.

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