New grad trying hard not to give up... - page 5

Sometimes, it's so hard to keep pushing yourself forward and stay positive when all you keep getting is rejection. I am so disappointed and discouraged. Getting to the verge of tears just writing this. I'm a new grad with no... Read More

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    I'm so worried now because I saw people on this website who interviewed at the same hospital I just did on Tuesday (not sure if I'm allowed to mention the name), and they heard back within a DAY or two with a job offer. I really want to call today to follow-up, but I think I should wait till Monday or Tuesday of next week. Maybe they're still interviewing people? At the same time I want to show interest and be proactive. What should I do? I didn't go to an Ivy League school or graduate with honors, but I tried my best to be enthusiastic and show them that I'm eager to learn, inquisitive, helpful, and very caring of the patients.

    Now I just have a bad feeling.

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    I'm so worried now because I saw people on this website who interviewed at the same hospital I just did on Tuesday (not sure if I'm allowed to mention the name), and they heard back within a DAY or two with a job offer. I really want to call today to follow-up, but I think I should wait till Monday or Tuesday of next week. Maybe they're still interviewing people? At the same time I want to show interest and be proactive. What should I do? I didn't go to an Ivy League school or graduate with honors, but I tried my best to be enthusiastic and show them that I'm eager to learn, inquisitive, helpful, and very caring of the patients.

    Now I just have a bad feeling.
    Rule of thumb is to follow up in a week or send a thank you much sooner like within 24hrs. I don't think you will sound eager you are just showing your interest in the position which is a good thing . I did contact the interviewer after finding out I didn't get the position and she told me she thought I had positive interview which made me feel better; however the nurse manager makes the decision and some factors are experience, whether they can orient you to the unit, presentation style , whatever that means? And availability. Theres nothing wrong with calling back and expressing your interest in the position and inquiring whether a decision has been made. One question I always ask is how many positions are they looking to fill and how soon are they looking to fill them, one hospital did tell me they were interviewing all week then they would make a decision so there's still hope . Good luck !


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