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by gigglymo gigglymo (New Member) New Member

gigglymo specializes in CCU, cardiac tele, NICU.

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A month or so ago, I applied to two positions at a hospital. I interviewed for one, and received a rejection via e-mail for the other. Today, I missed a call from the recruiter at the hospital. He left a very nice voicemail asking me to call him back. I did, but it was 5:03 p.m. - I must have just missed him. Now the suspense is going to kill me. Would a hospital call to tell me I didn't get the job? If they did, wouldn't they just leave a voicemail? PLEASE tell me this might be the sun coming through the proverbial clouds of unemployment! I'm trying not to get my hopes up - but at the same time, I so want this job!

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allison_lpn specializes in geriatrics, home health.

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I would say that looks like a pretty good sign!! Good Luck!!

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Hey hon,

I doubt he'd call to say, "Ummm no sorry, we don't want you." to the 500+ applicants, take it as a good sign! Get some rest and call bck tomorrow!

Protip (to new grads looking for a job) give your cell phone number when applying and carry it with you AT ALL TIMES!!! ALL TIMES! #kanyeshrug

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Been there,done that has 33 years experience as a ASN, RN.

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YES! they are interested. HR is waaay to busy to call with a turn down. You are right on that 5:03 is too late

to reach them.

Good luck, knock 'em dead!:heartbeat

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BrookeeLou_RN specializes in Home health was tops, 2nd was L&D.

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Yes, they might want you....and please do always use cell number and carry it..if they can not reach you.. they might move on down the line.

I hope Congrats are in order.

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gigglymo specializes in CCU, cardiac tele, NICU.

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Lesson learned - carry your phone with you at all times - even when you are outside refinishing furniture and contemplating a career at Pottery Barn because you have absolutely given up hope on ever finding a nursing job. :D I'll post with an update tomorrow. Fingers crossed!

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chybabe specializes in Med.Surg/ Psychiatry.

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I'll say that does look like you got good news coming your way :D:D:D. Lets hope. Update us please. Goodluck!

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oh yes that definitely sounds like you got the job because what employer would call and waste their time on telling you you're not hired?? I'm sure you definitely Good luck!!

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CrazziiRN913 has 5 years experience and specializes in Med-Surg/Geriatric; Medical-Surgical ICU.

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Probably calling to set up an interview either than that they would have just sent an email/letter in the mail! Best of luck for you :-)

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navyguyhm3 has 10 years experience and specializes in med-surg, urgent care, emergency med.

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a phone call is always good..means they saw something they liked..but it also means that they are calling others as well...meaning, someone might be just as good/qualified, have said all the right things and and they got a call back to come in for a face to face interview...a lot rides on that initial phone contact. it's a good sign but it could also be false hope if someone else trumps the others.

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Reed84 has 1 years experience and specializes in Acute care, Surgery.

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OMG!! Same thing happened to me last week. I had an interview on Wed. at 0930..didn't really think the manager was interested, so I just left it alone and left my phone upstairs on the charger. Later that evening I go upstairs to get my phone and I had missed the call from the HR recruiter!!! I tried to call back , but of course it was too late. Imagine my suspense of not knowing:confused:..I was convienced that I had done something wrong during the interview and they were calling to advise me not to do it again.:eek: To my surprise...I called back the next day and they offered my the job!!:yeah:

All I can say is your outlook is looking good...And most likely you got the job!!:D

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