A unit tour followed the interview... Am I hired?

  1. So I'm a new grad who graduated in Aug 2012. Today I just got my first interview with the DON of an Oncology floor at a local hospital. I found her name on the hospital website and emailed her my resume, cover letter and 2 letters of recommendation. That's how I got the interview in the first place. I thought the interview was just ok, and she was really nice. I had good preparation for the interview, but I felt like I didn't answer her questions very fluently. It must be my ESL and nervousness.

    After the interview she gave me a tour of the unit, and she said that she will make up her mind by next Wednesday since she will interview a few more, and she needs to call my references too. It will be either herself or an HR person who will contact me. She did ask me about shift preferences though

    My question is: Giving the interviewee a unit tour means she is showing her interest? Did she waste her time by giving a candidate a unit tour if she was not impressed? Did anyone get a refusal after given a tour of the unit?

    Sorry if my question is silly. I'm just so anxious, but this is my dream job at my dream hospital. I want it so bad!
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  3. by   eatmysoxRN
    My experience is every interview I've ever done included a tour of the unit. 2 times I didn't get the job. A tour doesn't guarantee you a job.
  4. by   itsnowornever
    On the flip side, I didn't get a tour of this last unit I interviewed for, but I got the job! LOL

    Posting from my phone, ease forgive my fat thumbs!
  5. by   Morningdew2112
    Thanks, Guys!

    I'd been waiting for this opportunity almost 4 months. Feeling pretty bad now! I could have done better :-((
  6. by   nurseprnRN
    The real losers got weeded out by HR, so you're still in the hunt.

    Don't despair. The worst that can happen is that you don't get the job, but you learned something about interviewing you can use next time.
  7. by   Morningdew2112
    OMG OMG I got the job! I got the job!

    I still can't believe it! Thank you everyone so much for your support and encouragement :-)
  8. by   itsnowornever

    Posting from my phone, ease forgive my fat thumbs!