Nursing Interviews: Basic Post-Interview Etiquette - page 3

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  1. Visit  Burlshoe114 profile page
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    This is actually a really nice thread, as I am following your advice as we go!
    The problem I am having with following up with the HR nursing recruiter or even sending a thank you note is that they don't accept calls (phone tree), and there is no address or live person available to even send a note to.
    I hate to mail a generic thank you note to HR, and unless you leave a phone message in the generic HR mailbox to an HR recruiter, you have no other contact with HR.

    How do you get around this? Any advice?
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  2. Visit  Patti_RN profile page
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    Quote from Burlshoe114
    The problem I am having with following up with the HR nursing recruiter or even sending a thank you note is that they don't accept calls (phone tree), and there is no address or live person available to even send a note to.

    How do you get around this? Any advice?
    If you had an interview, send a thank you note to that interviewer--you were given their name and contact info when your interview was scheduled.

    I've heard of people sending thank you notes after they email their resume--this is way over the top and is not appropriate. Ditto for contact after meeting at job fairs or recruiting conferences. An applicant should follow up only after an interview--don't call, email, or send notes to HR or a manager after you've submitted an application or resume, or after you exchanged cards and spoke to someone at a meet-and-greet or job symposium.
  3. Visit  appleman profile page
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    Should u give a thank you card after the interview
  4. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    Should u give a thank you card after the interview
    I would mail a 'thank you' card within 48 hours after your interview took place to thank whomever.
  5. Visit  CP2013 profile page
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    I would mail a 'thank you' card within 48 hours after your interview took place to thank whomever.
    What if it's only a phone interview and you have no contact info for the HR person or whoever called??
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    Quote from CP2013
    What if it's only a phone interview and you have no contact info for the HR person or whoever called??
    This is a tough one. I would send a general thank-you card to the director of human resources to thank them for the interview. Be sure to reaffirm your interest in the position. This move will, at the very least, keep you in their radar.
  7. Visit  CP2013 profile page
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    This is a tough one. I would send a general thank-you card to the director of human resources to thank them for the interview. Be sure to reaffirm your interest in the position. This move will, at the very least, keep you in their radar.
    Where I applied, they only give you the general phone # for HR. They don't give you any information regarding their location. Honest to goodness. I managed to get an email and sent an email saying thank you. Other than that, they keep their HR very hush hush.

    Matter of fact, my neighbor used to work for this particular HR, she worked from home. They were the "recruiting department" of HR so they didn't have an on site address! How crazy is that?!

    I have actual gotten in touch with a recruiting agency in hopes that my resume will find the right hands when it's time for me to start looking for a new grad residency. Human Resources seems like such a road block to clinical professionals. I wonder why they don't use retired RNs for this type of work? Someone who knows what to look for besides a list of a few terms that an applicant needs to have in their application to trigger a response. Very frustrating.
  8. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    Quote from CP2013
    I have actual gotten in touch with a recruiting agency in hopes that my resume will find the right hands when it's time for me to start looking for a new grad residency. Human Resources seems like such a road block to clinical professionals. I wonder why they don't use retired RNs for this type of work? Someone who knows what to look for besides a list of a few terms that an applicant needs to have in their application to trigger a response. Very frustrating.
    Yes, indeed. Very frustrating.

    HR personnel are the gatekeepers to most companies because they filter the applicants, and therefore, strongly impact who gets hired and who doesn't.
  9. Visit  CP2013 profile page
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    Yes, indeed. Very frustrating.

    HR personnel are the gatekeepers to most companies because they filter the applicants, and therefore, strongly impact who gets hired and who doesn't.
    But often times they don't understand the clinical aspects. I have had recruiters tell me that 16 months of hospital tech float pool experience doesn't qualify for the 12 month of hospital tech experience? I asked why and they said "we didn't realize you had more than 12...sorry"

    REALLY?!? Argh.
  10. Visit  sourapril profile page
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    I interviewed a week ago for a health department job. I actually called my interviewer the next day of my interview. Thanked her for giving me the interview, told her again how much I would love to work there, asked a few questions that I forgot to include during the interview. But I never heard back from her. So should I call her again or email her? Would that be seen as harassment?


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