Published Apr 26, 2014
Well, it's been a week and a day now since my interview and not a word. I emailed the NM today asking for an update on the status with no reply. My status online hasn't changed since before I interviewed. I want to think that I still have a shot, but the fact that my follow up email requesting the status wasn't returned has me convinced I'm out. Why would you leave a top contender in the dark? Hospitals I have applied to before when I didn't get the job after the interview, I received rejection notice sooner. Any thoughts appreciated. This is getting harder and harder.
KelRN215, BSN, RN
A week is not a long time, at all.... And, depending on where you are in New England, remember it WAS a holiday on Monday for 2/6 states.
WannaBNursey, ADN, ASN, RN
With any job, I've never been notified that I was rejected for the position. I just figured I didn't get it after not hearing back from the hiring manager for a month. It's a really nasty way to leave somebody you interview with, but that's been the trend in nursing and in the non-medical world. Keep applying and keep your head up!
WannaB, I haven't had that impression thus far...but I agree this is becoming more common. It's just so frustrating. I can get over it if I didn't get it, but please just tell me. In the interview, I was given a timeline and today was the day that a decision was supposed to be made by. I emailed in the afternoon with no response. It just made me cry. :cry:I know I could be jumping to conclusions but if I were still of interest I just don't see the email being ignored. I think what's so frustrating is it felt monumental just to get the interview. I probably have submitted at least 60 hospital applications.
Friday afternoon is a busy time in the hospital. The Nurse Manager does other things than respond to emails about open positions. I don't always have time to respond to every email that I need to respond to by the end of the day.
iPink, BSN, RN
Waiting for a response is always the hardest. Maybe it's dealt with via HR. In the past, I had received rejection letters by email and when I was offered a position, it was HR who contacted me by phone. Try contacting HR about the status of the position.
I would certainly be elated if this were the case. I just thought since today was the stated decision timeline deadline, I would be replied to/notified of status. Also, the job posting has been down since Wednesday. Would they take the posting down without notifying the chosen candidate?
iPink, I haven't heard anything either way. I have checked my status online every day and nothing has changed. When you were rejected, how long did the email(s) take after the interview? One hospital interview I went to about two years ago, I received a rejection before I got home. (And I didn't think I bombed the interview at all...I think they already had their candidate.) Contacting HR may be my next step, if I don't drive myself crazy first.
It took a few days to get the rejection email but it also too a few days to get an offer. It doesn't hurt to contact HR regarding if the position has been filled or not.
Sent from iPink's phone via allnurses app
Another thing to consider is that, in most hospitals, a job offer would come from HR anyway, not the Nurse Manager. So perhaps the NM had to refer your follow-up email to HR.
Kel, I contacted HR and was told that it is the manager who notifies. So far my email from Friday was never answered, so I called today and left a the NM a voicemail...asking for update regarding decision timeframe. And I'm stopping there. HR said as far as she knows the position hasn't been filled.
And...not a word in response.
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