How long did it take for you to get a response after Public Health interview?

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I interviewed 2 weeks ago for a Public Health position and am still awaiting word. They told me it was a long process with the county and it could take a few weeks. How long did you wait? I am praying I get an offer......

RN 033

36 Posts

I applied for a county PHN position in early January, interviewed in March and was rejected in April due to lack of experience (new RN-BSN grad), about a six week wait before I got the letter. I just received a call yesterday asking if I would still be interested in the position!!! Oh heck yeah! Government processes at snail speed I guess. Maybe they hired someone that eventually didn't work out.

After my interview, I made sure to email each of the three interviewers, thanking them and re-emphasizing my qualities and desire for the position. Maybe that left a positive impression for them to reconsider another interview 5 months later, who knows?

I've been reading your thread, gleaning more information to use on my next interview with them. I hope that you will be hired, sending positive thoughts your way!

I would love to have more advice that might benefit me for my next interview from you or any other AN reader...thank you!

HeatherGurl84

326 Posts

Well they did tell me that I would receive an email from management if I did not get the position and a phone call from HR if I was selected. No email yet and it has been a little over 2 weeks, so I am hoping & praying that this is a good sign. :nailbiting: wow seems like all county/state offices do indeed work at a snail's pace! My nerves may be fried by the time I hear haha!

I also sent thank yous to my interview panel! Always a smart move. Always make sure you ask about length of orientation, how many nurses/staff you would be working with, benefits. I always like to ask my interviewers "What makes you enjoy working in this position?" They always seem to enjoy answering! :) I have worked in Public Health before and thoroughly enjoyed it! I would give my left arm for this immunizations position!

When will you be interviewing? Good Luck to you too! Keep me informed. And thank you for the kind wishes, I hope I am selected!

sourapril

2 Articles; 724 Posts

Specializes in public health. Has 5 years experience.

it varies. one job I applied took over 1 month to schedule an interview and another 3 weeks to get back to me. The job I have right now took one week to interview me and another week to offer me the job. so it just depends. Did you get the job?