New Grad interview, 900 miles away, expensive...HELP - page 2

I applied for a new grad position at a hospital over 900 miles away from where I currently stay. I received a phone call from the HR office and they asked me if I could come in this Friday for an... Read More

  1. by   MariahCareyizQUEEN!
    Im not backing out of the interview. It would be great if my friends joined me along the ride and would benefit financially. It is expensive to travel for an interview and not wise if the chances of getting the job are not likely. If push comes to sholve I will go there alone and interview.
  2. by   MJB2010
    Lessons I learned:

    Bring a set of scrubs inc ase they want you to shadow

    Bring a second interview outfit

    Do not book your return flight right after the interview, make it the next day as late as possible
    Last edit by MJB2010 on Jul 16, '12 : Reason: Ipad doesn't do paragraphs WTH?
  3. by   MariahCareyizQUEEN!
    Great advice. Its crazy because i have clinicals this week and all next week. This call is quite surprising so im having to squeeze all this in between.
  4. by   beeker
    I would not ask to change to a phone interview. I would do whatever you can to get there and do the interview in person. Good luck!
  5. by   MariahCareyizQUEEN!
    Is it okay to still call HR and ask how many they plan to hire/interview, when does the orientation start, is there a contract for committment
  6. by   johnny depp23
    It sounds like you made them believe that you are moving there OR it wouldn't be a big deal to drive that far for an interview. I would suck it up and just do the face to face interview as scheduled. If you call them back and ask for a phone interview, they'll just throw your resume in the trash and call up somebody who lives closer. Sorry - that's just a fact!
  7. by   9thwonder
    had a similar situation. I just interviewed 14 hours away and won't hear anything until next week some time after they finish interviewing all candidates. I had to bite the bullet and make the trip, some times you have a take a gamble and roll on faith. It's frustrating being out of school and not being able to find a job in the field because no one wants new grads. I'm having to fall back on my other degree until I can find something, so I'm trying to keep a positive light about things. Wishing you the best with this interview.