should I go to an interview

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by treeye treeye Member

I'm a new graduate with minimal experiences. I have been job hunting for 15 days, only got two calls. Today I finally got an on site interview for this Friday but I can't decide whether I should call to cancel it or should I go.

Here is the dilemma.

This job is one and a half hours away from my home and the shift is 8 hours. Driving 3hrs every day is not an option for me. If I take this job, I'll have to relocate there and come home every weekend. I know I don't have much experiences but relocation is the last thing I want to do, I also don't think it's a good idea to work only a couple of months at one job either. I'm only 15 days into job hunting, I am still hopeful that I can find a job a little bit closer to me.

so should I go to the interview?

If you answer yes, how can I hold off the offer for a month or so? thank you!:heartbeat

Meriwhen, ASN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in Psych ICU, addictions. 4 Articles; 7,907 Posts

Take the interview for the following reasons:

1. Interviewing doesn't commit you to working there. They may not even offer you the job...and if they do, you're still not committed and can always say "No, thank you."

2. It's great interviewing and networking practice.

3. As a new grad, you don't really have the greatest pickings. I'm NOT saying you should settle for this or any job...but keep in mind that as a new grad, you may not have a lot of opportunities coming your way, and so you should think very carefully before turning any opportunity down. And it is OK if you turn one down...just don't be rash about it.

As far as asking them to hold the opportunity for a month...the only way you'll know if they can do that is if you go on the interview and ask them!

Best of luck whatever you decide!

Pepper The Cat

Pepper The Cat, BSN, RN

Specializes in Gerontology. Has 36 years experience. 1,768 Posts

I'm curious - why did you apply for this job?

You don't want to relocate, you don't want to communte - so why did you apply?

treeye

treeye

106 Posts

thanks. good advice!!

treeye

treeye

106 Posts

fear of not being able to find a local job; fear from reading so many posts here that some new grads can't find a job after two years job hunting

It'd be better if I find a local job, but having a job away from home is better than having no jobs and working at a local Walmart.

that's why.

I'm curious - why did you apply for this job?

You don't want to relocate, you don't want to communte - so why did you apply?

Pepper The Cat

Pepper The Cat, BSN, RN

Specializes in Gerontology. Has 36 years experience. 1,768 Posts

fear of not being able to find a local job; fear from reading so many posts here that some new grads can't find a job after two years job hunting

It'd be better if I find a local job, but having a job away from home is better than having no jobs and working at a local Walmart.

that's why.

Well, there's your answer. Go to the interview.

Lauren the RN

Lauren the RN

Specializes in Psych. 26 Posts

Yeah go. My first interview was a disaster (sorry, hope that doesn't make you nervous) but my next few were way better because of that experience. I don't get too anxious about stuff like interviews but the first one made me realize I can't just breeze into a professional interview and think I can walk away with an offer. I went home, studied scenarios and thought about the things they asked me. It was like a trial run for me.

Also, if offered the job then you'll have another dilemma but lemme tell ya, getting an interview after 15 days is good. It took me about a month and a half and I consider that pretty fast. Good luck though!