I interviewed almost a full month ago for several open positions at a large children's hospital. I interviewed with HR 4 days after applying and the interview went really well. The recruiter told me that she wanted me to meet with the nurse manager on a particular unit because she would just love me. She said she hoped to get back to me that afternoon with a time/date to meet with the nurse manager.
I didn't hear back that afternoon nor the next day, so I called her and left a voicemail. A week went by and I hadn't heard, so I called again--left another voicemail. Same thing happened the next week--left a third voicemail. I haven't emailed or called in almost two weeks now and I'm not sure what to do! I know the recruiter liked me because otherwise she wouldn't have told me about a second interview. The jobs are all still posted online, so I know they haven't been filled. What do you think is going on? I know sometimes hospitals take a long time with hiring, but why isn't she returning my phone calls at all? I really, really want this job so I don't want to pester HR, but I also don't want to be too casual about this. Any advice?
Sep 25, '12
I wouldn't worry too much, my wife had two interviews back in early June and both have had similar outcomes like you have posted about. As a matter of fact it has now been past 3 months and never an email, call back as promised or rejection.
Those HR and Nurse Managers are very busy people but one must really sit back and ask themselves " Do I really want to work for someone/someplace that said they would contact after an interview but has all but blown me off ". I would say that answer would be no, it only takes a few seconds to send an email or return a phone call. They expect you to use professional courtesy but rarely if ever give it back in return.
However, I will say this the company I work for can drag it's feet for month's on end when hiring to fill a position.
Best of luck to you !
Sep 28, '12
I could have written your post! I applied for a position at a local hospital, got the HR interview within days, and then... nothing. I'm beginning to wonder is there something wrong with me? Is it the shoes I wore to the interview? Did I not answer that one question correctly? I have the experience, and the degrees they are looking for, so I have to wonder... Is it me???
Sep 30, '12
It is likely the positions are filled, even if the jobs are still posted. That being said, consider dropping her an email.
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