Published Feb 13, 2014
My interview lasted 2 hours. I first interviewed with HR, and it went great. I gave my certifications and RN license to HR. I was handed a benefits package and told what my pay would roughly be. HR told me that orientation began the 5th of every month. I was even introduced to the team at the department, such as the RN staff. I spoke with the assistant manager and consultant as well, who sincerely looked like they loved me. I was complimented on my professional outfit and for being well spoken. Lastly, I asked the assistant manager when I would start and she said that HR needs to give official notice and to call with any concern.
I interviewed last week and still have not received a call or email with official notice. My assumption is that paper work takes time, but I am uncertain. Tomorrow I am going to call the assistant manager to follow up, but of course I am nervous. I do not want to sound inpatient. I have never worked at an HR department, but I believe one week should be enough time to reassure me that I have the position.
Take note: This will be my second job as an RN. At my first job as an RN, I was called by HR as I was walking to my car just as I finished the interview. Waiting is new to me.
From what I have heard and seen, waiting (sometimes for weeks at a time) is the norm. But that's really weird that they gave you the benefits package before official notice. I have NEVER heard of that happening before...that would make anyone think they got the job for sure. I would assume you got the job...otherwise, that would be a really unprofessional thing to do to someone.
Unless they are still processing your background check and references.
melizerd, ASN, RN
I'm waiting after my interview too. I hate waiting. I received the benefit package prior to my interview (after a phone screening) including pay rate for new grad RNs with no experience, how pto is accrued, paying for BSN completion program and retirement plans.
I have waiting for months is the norm, if I hear back at all..... .... ..
Nurse SMS, MSN, RN
Every job I have ever applied for gives information about benefits. I do not think anything you stated implies you are hired unfortunately. You just have to wait and see. It does sound as if it went well. Let us know!
Sometimes the process does take a few weeks, but there is no harm at all in calling the nurse manager to "check on the status of your application" if it has been a week already. I have done this and it seemed to help move things along.
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