First interview went great...and then this happened.

  1. So, I had my first interview today in the PCU. I was beyond nervous beforehand. Everything went so great. He was saying things like "When we get you in here...etc." and said I would hear from him within the week. I got out of the hospital and started calling everybody to tell them how great it went. Then I got a voicemail. From my interviewer. I FORGOT MY WALLET on the chair. I usually take my purse everywhere with me, but I decided to just bring the essentials to the interview (wallet/portfolio). This change-up combined with how nervous I was contributed to me forgetting my wallet. UGHH. So I made the walk of shame back in to pick up my wallet. He was beginning to interview somebody else. So my question is, do you think this is going to make him change his mind about me? I feel like such an idiot!
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    This truly should not be a game changer. Everyone has had days where we are space cadets and forget/lose something. Most employers understand that thsoe getting interviewed are nervious, so I would say you have nothing to worry about on that note.

    I am actually glad that was ALL that happened. lol I was expecting you to have left your purse, which dropped its contents on the floor, and then stuff fell out..... lol.

    Great job on your interview and best of luck!!
  4. by   NewTexasRN
    No, it should not make a difference. I do stuff like that all the time.
  5. by   kool-aide, RN
    I doubt it, that could happen to anyone.
  6. by   Jolie
    An experienced interviewer understands that these things happen.

    Thank him for calling you when you send your thank you note.
  7. by   Sun_danc3rRN
    I don't think it will change anything at all. I think everyone has forgotten a wallet, purse, or something. Don't let it bug you that he was starting to interview another person either, they could even be interviewing for a housekeeping position. I think you are ok.
  8. by   HelpMeNewGradRN
    Thank you everybody! I was losing it a little bit thinking that I blew it at the last minute. Guess I'm just worrying too much like always
  9. by   netglow
    So Op you need to laugh because it could have been much worse:

    bottle of xanax, valium...
    pack of cigarettes
    little bottle of JD (LOL)

    Anybody else have ideas of what "worse" could have been left behind to relieve the OP of her worries?
  10. by   tyvin
    Wild Turkey
    Book on sexual deviants guide to happiness
    Rolling papers
    stun gun

  11. by   Been there,done that
    I can see where you may be worried that you are viewed as a scatter brain or worse, "doesn't pay attention to detail".
    If this interviewer/manager cannot take into consideration your job interview anxiety.... you really don't want to be there.

    Good luck!
  12. by   Mrs. SnowStormRN
    A box of cheap wine
    30 pics of Justin Bieber
    An old man
    A bottle of glue (with a chewed up top)
    3 of her kids

    yeah if those things wouldve fell out than maybe..... LoL!
  13. by   netglow
    a few pair of panties, and a toothbrush
  14. by   dudette10
    Arrest warrant.
    Worker's compensation settlement papers.
    Chiropractor bill for lower back pain.
    Student loan default notice.