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Stood up for a phone screen

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I am a new grad and had an appointment for a phone interview awhile back for a corrections RN position. I made sure I was in a quiet place and available for the call... The call never came. I feel like I was stood up for the prom or a date lol. Obviously I'm applying to other places and I sent an email out to the recruiter for a follow up. I'm a little annoyed that I had a confirmed appointment and I was blown off. Has this ever happened to any one else that had a set time for a phone interview and the person never reached out?

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Just me. specializes in None.

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Not to me personally, but...

I wouldn't take it personally.  They may just forgotten the appointment. Or the person that was supposed to call got sick, who knows?

Now, if they don't respond to your email that is just rude!  Did they get back to you?

And if you are still interested I would give them another chance.

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I'll still be open to the job since I'm a new grad and really just looking for something to get my foot in the door. I haven't heard anything from them yet but it hasn't been a full business day since I emailed them. Luckily I have other interviews lined up. 

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Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in school nurse.

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In general I'm a "two strikes you're out" kind of nurse. I'd give them one more chance before writing them off.

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nznurse93 has 3 years experience as a BSN.

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I had it happen to me once as a teenager for a retail job. A couple of days Later I called them myself To see what had happen,  and Ended up doing the phone interview on the spot. 
 

it is rude, if something come up and they were to busy to interview you at the scheduled time, I would expect that they contacted you to re arrange the interview instead of ghosting you. 

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Give them another chance, wait for their response/reason from your email.  Sometimes, things happen unexpectedly in life, who knows?  Besides, what  have you got to lose since you are a new grad who's in need of a job? 🙂

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Quota is a BSN, RN and specializes in Oncology.

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All with the same recruiter I had a phone interview canceled/rescheduled by email a few minutes after they were supposed to call.  Then they called an hour late for the rescheduled call.  I can’t remember 100% which recruiter it was of the two I dealt with from the hospital system I now work for.  I had a lot of dealings with both of them during my 7 months of applications and interviews as a new grad.  I knew I wanted to work for this hospital system, specifically the hospital with the crappier HR recruiter to deal with so I just sucked it up and waited.  HR can be a bit of a mess but it’s a great hospital to work at. 

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Thank you all. I know HR and management can be busy and these things happen. I would still like to do the interview because I am interested in corrections. Wish me luck if the recruiter calls back  🙂 

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OP, good luck but keep this in mind.

Usually, but not always, but usually, management treats you the best during the interview process; from there, treatment goes downhill.

If they are treating you this badly now, imagine how they will treat you when you are an employee. Even if there was an emergency, the recruiter should have sent you an email to reschedule.

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214 Posts; 2,350 Profile Views

Yes I know this is a bad first impression.   Maybe it’s a sign it’s not meant to be. I’m one of those people that believe these things happen for a reason. It could be my blessing in disguise. Thanks for the advice.

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llg has 43 years experience as a PhD, RN and specializes in Nursing Professional Development.

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Just because a Recruiter messed up doesn't mean the job is bad -- or that the Manager of the unit that interest's you is bad.   Once you are hired for a job, the Recruiter is generally irrelevant.   I have worked several jobs where the hospital's HR people were terrible, but the unit-level people were great.   If it is a job you really want, don't let a lousy Recruiter discourage you.

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