So I just graduated this summer and passed my NCLEX in October. I live in Oregon, it has been really hard to find work around here. I did have a job interview a couple weeks ago at this one place I would really love to work.
I haven't given up hope for them calling me back yet. We did have Thanksgiving last week so I can see why it would take longer to hear back...it went to well that interview...
This last Monday I randomly applied at this other LTC place just for kicks and they called me back right away. It's an on-call position something that I am looking for since I am going back to school after the new year (I want to get into a bridge program and I am missing a few classes). The place was like a hell hole on the inside. I wanted to run. I felt that the interview went fine, but I wasn't getting good vibes about the place. I also noticed that the uniform for nurses is all black. I find that depressing. They also don't have a skilled nursing unit either. They only have Alzheimer's so it's pretty much one great big lock down unit. One of my interview questions was, "What would you do if you came into a room and two men over 250lbs were fighting, what would you do?" for some reason it put up a red flag for me. I mean I've worked LTC before as a CNA 1 and I very much enjoyed it. I wasn't on the lock down unit but I would float over there every now and then and didn't enjoy that part much. I really like the skilled units or LTC units not the lock down Alzheimer's units....
The people that interviewed me told me that there will be a second interview and that they would contact me sometime next week. What would you do if you were me? If they call me back, what should I say? What should I do? Should I go to the second interview even though I don't want this job? I'm at a loss...I really want to work LTC in a skilled unit...not a lock down Alzheimers whole building. I didn't see this when I was applying.
Also, with this other job that I really want...how long do you think is too long to wait before I should give up? When I left my interview today I went right to my computer and wrote a follow up interview e-mail (I did do a thank you e-mail right after that interview). I still feel like there is a pulse still at the other place I interviewed at before Thanksgiving. I felt a strong connection with my interviewer and she talked money with me and how it works with trainning and she was really detailed nursing the interview.
I would love someones input...*sigh*