New grad RN here. Applied and interviewed for a position at what is basically my dream place of employment - or rather it is more like one of my dream health care systems to work for. I interviewed with the hospital's nurse recruiter and a nurse manager for the unit. Ultimately I did not get the job. I felt as if I had a good rapport with the recruiter but I was nervous, not as confident as I needed to be, and maybe even unprepared for some of the questions. Basically, I blew it. The position was super-competitive too, as all new grad positions are.
Well, the hospital has opened up another position for new grads. I'd realllly like this job, even more so than the other one (other one was for a highly technical field of nursing that ultimately not sure my heart was in).
My fear is did I blow it because I did not represent myself well the first time? I feel like on paper I as good an applicant as any other new grad without experience. But I need to represent myself better in person.
So, how do I get that second chance to interview? Do I call the recruiter and just say I'm still really interested in your organization and I hope you'll give me another chance to interview?
I know this probably all seems basic and elementary...I'm just really bad at promoting myself and being aggressive with recruiters. I'd appreciate any advice. And don't worry, not putting all of my eggs in one basket, still applying for other jobs.