How do long distance interviews work?

  1. Do hospitals usually do phone or video interviews and then call you in for an in-person interview?

    Also, are you responsible for buying plane tickets or will that be covered?

    Thank you for your help!
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  3. by   llg
    Each hospital has its own procedure -- often depending on how desperate they are for people in the position you are applying for.

    1. For a new grad, they are unlikely to pay your expenses for a trip to their facility as there are probably a lot of applicants that would cost them less to interview and hire.
    2. Some hospitals will do phone interviews and not require a face-to-face interview.
    3. Other hospitals will do a phone interview as an initial screening and invite you to interview -- but they won't pay for your trip. They figure that if you are planning to move to their community, you will be coming there to find housing, etc. If you are not already planning to move there, then you will be a very high-risk hire and they don't want to invest the money in a high-risk situation. If you want the job badly enough, you'll pay and they won't have to.
    4. Experienced nurses with special skills and credentials that are very rare and highly needed, they will fly you in, put you up in a hotel, etc.