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WOW ! Get it ArtisticNurse ! Congrats.
i cld use some of ur tricks cuz i just had my 1st interview, nailed it! but didnt get the job! (bummer) I plan on stalking ( well kinda lol) the nurse recruiter untill she gets me another interview on another unit. Eventhough she has clearly told me it is impossible to call back candidates to reinterview when they have thousands of applicants ...
Thanks! First, congrats for getting an interview!
Did you ask her why she thinks you're not a good candidate for the position? You can use this opportunity to clarify what they thought is a problem and address it.
For example, typical problem would be, "I am sorry but you just don't have the experience we are looking for in this position." (or similar)
You can reply in a similar sense as, "Okay. I understand. If I am the recruiter, I would really like to find someone with experience in the field. Have you hired anyone in the past who has no experience? How did they done?"
"Tell me about the background of your best nurse/employee. What background did that person have?"
Most of the time, you'd find out that you have the same background as that employee. So, the experience is really not the issue.
"So, basically, you have hired nurses in the past with minimal to no experience (in the field or in the unit), and you have made that employment very successful, yes?" (Yes)
"Well, Mr/Ms (address him/her), I have never failed and don't intend to start now. I promise you, given the training that your unit/company will provide and my efforts, I will be the best and I will succeed in this position."
Just my 2 cents, since they'd either say no or yes anyway, you can sell yourself for the last time to get that position. If not, try with another facility again.
GOOD LUCK and let us know if you got it!