Hi, sorry for starting all the threads lately. Im in that awesome transition phase from Student Nurse ----> Graduate Nurse... soon to be Registered Nurse, so ive been interviewing like crazy now that I have time.
Anyhow..i had 3 interviews this last week heres a rundown of them
1st Interview is with HR/Nurse Recruiter: She asked the general questions-- tell me about yourself, what brought u to this area, etc. the position i applied for is in CCL... and she said to me, something about what she looks for are people who are passionate about the position not just looking for a job, & I told her that I truly enjoy the cardiovascular/cardiac specialty.
she seemed pleased with this comment and we had some idle chit chat.. she was really nice too.
I was early so I had a bit of time to kill, so i wrote down a few more questions I would like to ask of the nurse manager. then went upstairs to meet with the nurse manager of CCL-
So, she began by telling me about the position, what types of procedures are done blah blah blah. general stuff. Then I noticed she had a little questionaire sheet..and she glanced at it a couple times but it was more like we were having a conversion rather than me being grilled like a steak. after that she asked if i had any questions and i got my sheet out and she answerd them in great detail. I was a bit unsure of how it was going until she said "oh id like for u to meet with the manager of this other floor bc you would be cross trained in both areas"..i was like ok cool, she also said shed like to set up a job shadowing opportunity for me. it was hard to tour bc its a surgical area obviously. didnt want to contaminate.
nOw this is the first ive heard of doing job shadowing for a job interview
. So i spent about 2 hours with her!!
so on friday, i had the interview with the nurse manager of the other floor. & i felt like this interview went really well too. she gave me a tour of the unit, introduced me to EVERYONE under the sun on the floor, showed me where everything was and explained some of the things she has implemented on the floor (little education points for the RN's etc)
So we then went into her office, and started the interview and i saw that same little piece of paper with all the questions on it. She took notes this time but didnt ask all of them. I spent another 2hours in there with her and we laughed a bit , and both discoverd we both have the same favorite color (purple!).. she also invited me to job shadow after i finish in CCL the same day (which would be tomorrow 6/4)
So while she walked me out to the lobby, i asked her when she (and the other manager) expect to make their decision, and she said that after i job shadow that they will talk. so i should hear by tomorrow.
Im not gonna hold my breath but remain optimistic.. i mean...they wouldnt have me jump through all these hoops just to waste my time & theirs no?
sigh. im ready to be a nurse. =/
Jun 6, '12
WOOOHOOOO!!!! Congrats!!!! Enjoy the beginning of a great career!! You'll do GREAT!
Last edit by Alikatz on Jun 6, '12
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