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Should I mention husband passing reason for relocating?

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namaste111 is a BSN, RN and specializes in Rehabilitation, Liver/Kidney Transplant.

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I have a job interview tomorrow that I really want. It's in another state because my husband passed away not too long ago, and I need to be closer to family for childcare reasons. If they ask me why I'm relocating should I mention that? Why or why not?

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beachbabe86 has 20 years experience and specializes in Oceanfront Living.

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I wouldn't bring it up unless asked.  If they ask, it's probably just a point of conversation of why you are relocating. 

However, I wouldn't go into details about your childcare plans.

My sincere condolences to you. I hope it works out for you.

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namaste111 is a BSN, RN and specializes in Rehabilitation, Liver/Kidney Transplant.

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I definitely won't bring it up unless the relocating thing comes up.I hope they don't though. Thank you.

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If asked just say you're looking forward to relocating to be closer to family/loved ones.

Very best of luck tomorrow, @namaste111

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RosesrReder has 16 years experience as a RN and specializes in NICU/PICU/OR.

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I wouldn't bring it up.  Just say you're longing to be back home closer to family.  My deepest condolences and much luck to you.

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scuba nurse has 30 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN.

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I would just say you are relocating to live closer to family, which in fact you are, you dont need to give the reasons behind it. Good luck!! Keep us posted, I have read your story and I'm really sorry you are going thru this.!

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kp2016 has 20 years experience.

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Relocating back home to be near family is a very tidy, socially acceptable answer. I have learned the hard way, don't ever volunteer personal information. 

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namaste111 is a BSN, RN and specializes in Rehabilitation, Liver/Kidney Transplant.

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You got it, I totally understand. Less personal information is better. 

Thank you

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namaste111 is a BSN, RN and specializes in Rehabilitation, Liver/Kidney Transplant.

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I'm not going to tell them about my husband, just that I'm relocating. 

I got a call half way to the interview and I got a call saying that they had to cancel the interview because of the coronavirus. They said they still want to interview me and the position will remain open. Ugh! 

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Sage advice thus far. Just wanted to stop in and give condolences.

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1 hour ago, namaste111 said:

I got a call half way to the interview and I got a call saying that they had to cancel the interview because of the coronavirus. They said they still want to interview me and the position will remain open. Ugh! 

Some places are going to video interviewing as resources allow, for positions they need to fill. Will hope something like this might become an option for you/them in the near future.

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namaste111 is a BSN, RN and specializes in Rehabilitation, Liver/Kidney Transplant.

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Thank you very much.

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