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Peachpit has 30 years experience .

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Recently went on a job interview for a position I would really like. I had previously interviewed (& declined due to extremely low salary) a different position with this company 2-3 years ago.. When I went to the most recent interview, the same Director I interviewed before was on the panel again. He introduced himself & didn't seem to recognize/remember me. I started to remind him but he was walking slightly ahead of me to sit down for the interview.

4 other people came in at that time & sat down. One of them I recognized as a family member of someone I know socially. I didn't say anything about it either because I didn't want it to appear I was trying to use that for any reason.

The interview itself seemed to go well. It lasted about an hour. I sent a follow up "thank you" to everyone for interviewing me. The Director responded stating I "was welcome" for them meeting with me & "it was good to meet with you..again."  That was it, nothing about when/if I would hear anything about the position.  Obviously after I left he must have remembered us meeting before.

 I seriously was NOT trying to hide the fact we had interviewed before, I just felt by the time the interview was over it was not appropriate to bring it up as he asked me if I knew my way out to the lobby, I said yes & left. I was still feeling positive about the interview but now, his email, I feel sick to my stomach. I don't know if I should leave it alone & just what to do. Feedback would be appreciated.

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brownbook has 35 years experience.

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1 hour ago, Peachpit said:

Recently went on a job interview for a position I would really like. I had previously interviewed (& declined due to extremely low salary) a different position with this company 2-3 years ago..

When I went to the most recent interview, the same Director I interviewed before was on the panel again. He introduced himself & didn't seem to recognize/remember me. I started to remind him but he was walking slightly ahead of me to sit down for the interview. 4 other people came in at that time & sat down. One of them I recognized as a family member of someone I know socially. I didn't say anything about it either because I didn't want it to appear I was trying to use that for any reason.

The interview itself seemed to go well. It lasted about an hour. I sent a follow up "thank you" to everyone for interviewing me. The Director responded stating I "was welcome" for them meeting with me & "it was good to meet with you..again."  That was it, nothing about when/if I would hear anything about the position. 

Obviously after I left he must have remembered us meeting before.  I seriously was NOT trying to hide the fact we had interviewed before, I just felt by the time the interview was over it was not appropriate to bring it up as he asked me if I knew my way out to the lobby, I said yes & left. I was still feeling positive about the interview but now, his email, I feel sick to my stomach. I don't know if I should leave it alone & just what to do. Feedback would be appreciated.

It really helps to use paragraphs...I could hardly read, or follow, your story.

 I wouldn't think, worry, bother about who you knew at the job interview, if he remembers, etc.

Call, or go in person, to the  Human Resources department, or whomever you arranged the initial interview with, and ask if the position has been filled, or when  you should hear back.  

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Peachpit has 30 years experience.

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Thank you brownbook..

I am trying to figure out how to correct my posting to display in paragraphs. I did not realize it was one long post until you pointed it out.

I  genuinely appreciate your feedback and response. It helped.

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Rose_Queen has 15 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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35 minutes ago, Peachpit said:

I am trying to figure out how to correct my posting to display in paragraphs.

Members can edit for a short period of time. If you are beyond your timeframe to edit, you can use the triangle with the ! to send a message to the admins/moderators to make edits on your behalf.

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brownbook has 35 years experience.

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1 hour ago, Peachpit said:

Thank you brownbook..

I am trying to figure out how to correct my posting to display in paragraphs. I did not realize it was one long post until you pointed it out.

I  genuinely appreciate your feedback and response. It helped.

I love your response.  Seems like some posters are so quick to take offense.  You're most welcome.

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CritterLover has 21 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ER, ICU, Infusion, peds, informatics.

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I wouldn't read anything into it at all, other than him acknowledging that you have met before.

It was actually nice that he responded. Most interviewers don't reply to thank you notes.

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing.

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The problem with email is that we cannot judge tone. And we cannot see facial expressions.

If you feel you need to, reply with a "last time I declined the position due to other opportunities" or some such and then reiterate why you want it now/why you are the top candidate.

Or not. HR folk are super busy. They may or may not actually remember you. He may have been looking at something on the computer that said you'd applied before.

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Let the process proceed. Your worry won’t help anything. Instead put some effort into what your next move will be if not selected for this position. Good luck.

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klone has 14 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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Yes, just let it go. Don’t say anything more about it. 

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Serhilda is a ADN, RN and specializes in Cardiac Telemetry, Emergency Department.

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I probably would've been happy someone remembered me after such a brief encounter. I wouldn't worry though, that's for sure.

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GilligansPlace has 15 years experience and specializes in Med/Surg.

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I think you are over thinking it friend. I wouldn’t worry about it.

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Peachpit has 30 years experience.

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I've done the follow up "thank you" to those who interviewed me a day after the interview. Waited over a week and sent a follow up "touching base" to HR contact. No response but I wasn't expecting one. I'm still holding out some hope but won't reach out to them again of course unless they contact me. 

Thank you for all the feedback/comments. I appreciate them all.

 

 

 

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