How long after interview did you receive job offer?
- 0May 9, '12 by butterfly_kisses9188I had an interview last Friday (May 4) and the clinical supervisor said I would be receiving a call today on whether or not I had the job or not. With my first job, I had a contract and I didn't even have a formal interview and got hired on the spot. So, I don't really know when,if at all,I should start to worry. I am sitting here looking at the clock & it is already 3:15 pm my time and all I can think about is that she will be leaving at 5:00. LOL. I am hoping that it is not unusual for them to say to expect a call and not to recive one the day they say?! Any suggestions/thoughts are welcomed!
- 0May 9, '12 by Meriwhen, BSN, RN Senior ModeratorLongest wait time was about 2 weeks...a week after the interview, I was called in for UDS references and background checks, which I was told they only do if they plan on offering you the job. Sure enough, when everything came back clear a week later, I got the offer.
Shortest wait was 3 hours.Last edit by Meriwhen on May 9, '12
- 1May 9, '12 by NurseCardOnce I had to wait a full month and a half for a job offer. It was
for a state facility; I think my application had to change hands
quite a bit; had to go through a lot of hoops. Obviously I really
wanted to work for this facility.
I think the shortest wait for me has been about two days.
Right now I'm STILL waiting for an offer from a job that I interviewed
for a week ago yesterday, and that was a SECOND interview. I'm
starting to think that I'm not going to get the job (I kinda
thought it was a sure thing, for at least a couple of reasons).
So I'm not holding my breath; I'm still searching in earnest.
- 0May 10, '12 by nursetabithaI waited 2 weeks after my first interview, then I got called back for another interview. They called to say I got the job 2 hours after I left the facility from the second interview. I think every job is different, and it also depends on how many applicants they have to go through.
- 0May 10, '12 by purplechicxiiiFor my first 2 job interviews, I got hired right on the spot. As I was currently looking for my new job in a different country now, my experience was: got rejected after 4 days and for the other job, I got rejected right on the spot. But I also got the offer for 2 other positions, but for the one I'm really eyeing right now is I got the offer after a day. I guess, it all depends on the institution and how many applicants their HR/Nursing office has on the moment. Also, how much they would really want/don't want you.
- 0May 15, '12 by applejacks36I am in the exact same position. I am a new BSN grad (graduated in Dec. 2011). I interviewed last Tuesday for a L&D internship position. I feel that the interview went really well. I interviewed with the nursing director and manager of the L&D unit. I was very prepared for the interview, and did my research on the hospital. The director had even mentioned that some of my responses were very good. She seemed impressed that I presented my nursing portfolio, and commented that I was very organized. Then, they took me on a detailed tour of the unit, and introduced me to many staff members. Before I left, the director said she should know something by Friday, 3 days after my interview. Before getting on the elevator she said she would most likely contact me before Friday, and if she didn't call me by noon on Friday, I should call her. Noon Friday came and went, and I heard nothing. So I called around 2 pm on Friday. I got her voicemail, and left a message that I was calling to follow up from our interview on Tuesday. It is now a week after my interview and I still have heard nothing. I'm wondering if I should call the director again, or just try to have a bit more patience in this process. Any thoughts/suggestions?