Being passed over - page 3

A question that has been bugging me... When you apply for a job within your organization and you are turned down, do you seek out the reasoning on why you were not choosen or do you let it be.... Read More

  1. by   llg
    It often helps your understanding of a particular hiring decision by imagining yourself in the position of the person doing the hiring. What is their motivation in hiring someone? What type of person would best fulfill their goals for the position? That leads you down a good path to identify what qualifications they may be looking for, etc.

    Sometimes, people seeking a job will think only about why they want the job and/or what they have to offer -- and not pay enough attention to what the person who is doing the hiring would like to see in a future employee. For example, someone may think, "I would be great for this job because I have always had an interest in this field and I would love to learn it." The person hiring may be facing a crisis and thinking, "I need someone who is already competent in this field and can be a significant help right away."

    Another example is when nurses take PRN, per diem, or agency jobs that don't require them to work shifts they don't want to work. They sometimes fail to consider the hospital's point-of-view that is: "When census is low and/or regular staffing is adequate, we can cancel these people to keep our expenses down." That's happening right now in my hospital.


  2. by   caduca
    I think the wrong question is being asked here. I would prefer to know what you liked about the position that you were applying for? After you spend a good deal of time thinking about that- seriously examining what motivated you so much to risk this rejection- then ask yourself if those feelings have changed.

    I'm hoping you still feel the same way. From there, you ask yourself what other positions are available (in the same city, nation, whatever your boundaries- please don't limit yourself to the same facility). Next thought- what can you do to achieve better success at reaching that type of job?

    I've had a great deal of success in re-creating myself. I'll be glad to give some pointers. My heart goes out to you- I've been passed over. I was quite fortunate to have someone shake me and point out that the entire time I've simply been underemployed. The fact that you desire more than you are doing tells me that you are too.
  3. by   healthyone
    this discussion is fabulous...and so timely for me.

    i went on my first job interview as a graduate nurse recently only to call back a week later and find out that "the team is still evaluating their employment needs".... gee, what a strike out!!

    i know i made some mistakes in the interview, but i so wanted that job. there is really no quick medicine for nasty 'real world' situations, except for passage of time until it hurts less and then being able to look back and turn a painful experience into a positive change.

    i'm ready for my next interview, i know what i have to offer and i want to show it next time--it was such a hard road for me to become a nurse and i want to put the negative behind me so i can look forward to a positive career.

    it feels so much better to know i'm not in this alone.

    thanx everyone.
  4. by   teeituptom
    Hi ya'll

    Cant say how I feel on this, Anytime a position advancement opened up and I wanted it. I never had the slightest problem in obtaining what I reached for. Ive never been turned down.

    good luck ya'll
  5. by   MikeLPN
    Thanks, teeituptom, I feel better now.