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Interviewed...Now what?!?!

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by runningoutoftime runningoutoftime (Member) Member

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Hello all,

I'm a Dec. '11 BSN grad and finally got my first live interview two weeks ago at a large teaching hospital that I dream of working at. The interview was with the nurse manager and supervisor. I thought it went well and I was told that a decision would be made within 48hrs as they still had other candidates to interview. I thought for sure I would have heard by now. Well, two weeks later and still no news. I emailed both people I interviewed with last week and did not get a reply. I called and left a voicemail yesterday. So far no replies whatsoever. I am beginning to think I didn't get the job. Has anyone else experienced this? Does it normally take this long to get a decision? I am not sure what I should do...

Any advice welcome...Thanks!

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You did the right thing in following up with the hospital. You may want to send a thank you note for the inteview, but unfortunately it looks like they may have moved forward with another candidate.

If I were you, I would chalk the interview up to great practice, and feel glad that you were not hired by a company that is so untimely and unprofessional, not to mention disrespectful of your time and emotions that go into the hiring process.

However, two weeks without a reply is not always a bad thing. In my current position, the hiring process took about 2 months - including three in-person interviews, a panel interview and a day of shadowing - all before an offer was extended. Between each step was more than a week (because they continued to interview people) and I was biting my nails the whole time... and keeping my options open.

Good luck - if you don't get this gig, then it was truly not meant to be. If they do reach out to you, move forward with caution and grace - ask questions and feel secure before diving in to a place that may continue to treat you in an unprofessional way.

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Thanks for your reply...I did sent a thank you email the week of the interview....They've been so slow this entire process. I was first emailed that I had made it to the next level of selection and then had to wait another 2 weeks or so to have an interview scheduled. In the mean time I emailed to follow up and see what the next step was since I hadn't heard anything and I didn't get a reply until a week later and suddenly they had scheduled an interview for me...I just don't know if this is the norm to be ignored and not have my inquiries answered. I just want an answer even if it's a no so I can move on and not think about it. I thought for sure I would have known by now but I guess I have to move on.

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CherylRNBSN has 14 years experience and specializes in critical care, Med-Surg.

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I feel your pain!

I am having a similar experience.

They were 1.5 hrs late to call me for scheduled phone interview.

Departmental interview seemed to go well. Shadowed next day. Emailed after shadowing, STILL waiting ( day 6 now).

Keeping my fingers crossed. I do know the wheels turn slowly. Good luck!

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