Job interview.. do I really have to put up with this? - page 2

by Been there,done that

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I have waited 5 months.. jumping through hoop after hoop. Finally get the interview. I had to wait for their "credentialing" process to go through. Please be aware I have 30 years of experience and hold a position now. It... Read More


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    Hygiene Queen, O.M.G.!!! Those "interviews" are just TOO FREAKY!!!
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    Quote from GadgetRN71
    When I was relatively new, I applied for a job at a hospital. I had the date I passed NCLEX on my resume.The guy who did the preliminary interview kept insisting that I must have gone to nursing school out of the country, because the NCLEX wasnt an "American" test. He then wondered why, since I didn't have an accent, that I felt it necessary to attend nursing school out of the country. So weird. I kept expecting that Ashton Kutcher guy to jump out and scream that I've been punked! Nothing I said would convince the dope. I didn't get the job despite being qualified for it and I think he was why. But, if more people at that facility were like him, I wouldn't have wanted to work there.I believe things work out a certain way for a reason..
    So, the interviewer didn't even know what the NCLEX was. Does this give us a clue wherein the problems lie??
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    Quote from Been there,done that
    I have waited 5 months.. jumping through hoop after hoop. Finally get the interview.
    I had to wait for their "credentialing" process to go through.
    Please be aware I have 30 years of experience and hold a position now.

    It is a state job, a good opportunity and a position I would excel at. This position remains open because nurses come and go quickly.
    Sounds like maybe you found out the reason why?
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    What kind of questions would there be about hygeine? That is utterly bizarre.
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    Quote from GadgetRN71
    When I was relatively new, I applied for a job at a hospital. I had the date I passed NCLEX on my resume.The guy who did the preliminary interview kept insisting that I must have gone to nursing school out of the country, because the NCLEX wasnt an "American" test. He then wondered why, since I didn't have an accent, that I felt it necessary to attend nursing school out of the country. So weird. I kept expecting that Ashton Kutcher guy to jump out and scream that I've been punked! Nothing I said would convince the dope. I didn't get the job despite being qualified for it and I think he was why. But, if more people at that facility were like him, I wouldn't have wanted to work there.I believe things work out a certain way for a reason..
    Thanks for reminding me.. I had to reiterate Three times about the additional TEMPORARY position added to the current resume I brought.

    She couldn't hear me the first time .. or the second time.. that it was a temp position!

    She cant communicate .. but many questions in the interview were about MY ability to do so!
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    Quote from Been there,done that
    Thanks for reminding me.. I had to reiterate Three times about the additional TEMPORARY position added to the current resume I brought.

    She couldn't hear me the first time .. or the second time.. that it was a temp position!

    She cant communicate .. but many questions in the interview were about MY ability to do so!
    I'm willing to bet you already know the answer to this, but No, you don't have to put up with it; I'm pretty comfortable saying you'd be unhappy in no time there. I really do believe an interview with vibes like you had says "Get Out Now".

    I once took a job (not nursing, long ago) because I needed one. I didn't like the husband & wife team who interviewed me as the office manager for their small business; they were odd to say the least. My radar was telling me that this wasn't going to be quite right, but I was worried I might not land another job that paid as well too quickly, so....I took it. Mistake.

    The radar I was picking up in the interview, my instinct was 100% right; I quit that job before I actually got my first paycheck (since the check was a week late, otherwise, it would have coincided).

    Point is, listen to your gut reaction to the interview. In your case....forget this job.
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    Gawd there have been times when I've folded my hands in my lap to avoid flipping the bird to the idiot across the table...


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