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I just had an interview with North York General in Toronto last Monday but since then, I haven't heard of anything and they didn't ask for reference list at the end of interview. I'm worried now. Does that means I fail to interview?

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Employers interview a minimum of three candidates and it can take more than a week to complete all the interviews. Once they complete the interviews they will contact the best candidate for references.

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Fiona59 has 18 years experience.

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No references to check? That's not looking good. Did you sign any forms to give permission for a "back check"?

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loriangel14 is a RN and specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

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Some times it can takes weeks in my experience.

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joanna73 is a BSN, RN and specializes in geriatrics.

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Possibly they want to interview more candidates before deciding who is in the running as the successful candidate, then check references of those selected.

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No, they didn't ask me to sign anything for the interview. There are 2 parts of the interview, 1st part with nurse manager and educator from ICU then 2nd part with manager and educator from Emerge. I'm thinking those 4 people need to sit together, combine the 2 parts of interview and decide who will be the top candidate, then check the reference? It doesn't make sense that Emerge asked me for reference without knowing how I did with the 1st part.

At this point I'm just psyching myself out and pray everyday as I want this job so badly!!!! It's an amazing program where I will be working in 3 different units (ICU, Emerge and Tele). How much longer should I wait before I contact the HR? My interview was Last Monday.

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They do not require your signature to back check employment that is listed on your resume. Wait at least three weeks, the interview process you described involved coordinating mulitple schedules. In the meantime, did you send thank you notes to the individuals who interviewed you?

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Fiona59 has 18 years experience.

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If the employer uses a third party to do the reference check, then a release has to be signed. AHS uses both methods.

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I want to send thank you notes but I don't have their contacts. It was HR who contacted me for the interview and I don't remember my interviewers' last name to look them up online for contact info :(

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@fiona, I think we may do things different from AHS, here, before a potential interviewee is contacted, HR staff contacts the HR of the applicant's previous employer(s) and verifies the dates of employment and whether or not the person is eligible for rehire. Also, the applicant's licence status is checked on CNO's website. Barring any red flags from these checks, they proceed to the interview stage.

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@tiffy, have you tried phoning the hospital switchboard operator and asking for the names of the ICU and Emerg nurse educators and managers?

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Fiona59 has 18 years experience.

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@fiona, I think we may do things different from AHS, here, before a potential interviewee is contacted, HR staff contacts the HR of the applicant's previous employer(s) and verifies the dates of employment and whether or not the person is eligible for rehire. Also, the applicant's licence status is checked on CNO's website. Barring any red flags from these checks, they proceed to the interview stage.

That is very different. I've worked in two provinces and never heard of anyone being "pre-screened" for an interview. Always been required to bring along the current licence and CPR for the interview.

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