Two part interview all in one day....the norm?

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I have an interview (2 parts in one day) from a hospital and was wondering if some hospitals do this? I've known most hospitals to call back and request the second interview if the first went well. I am meeting different groups of people (recruiter, nurse manager, etc.) and have both interviews in one day? Is this typical or might I have a better shot? (wishful thinking, LOL)

pinkiepie_RN

998 Posts

Specializes in General adult inpatient psychiatry.

The interviews I've been on so far have all been two parted, typically meeting first with HR and then with the nurse manager. :) Good luck!

caliotter3

38,333 Posts

First time I've heard of both interviews occurring in one day. They must be in a hurry to get someone hired. Good luck.

Specializes in Med-Surg, Psych.

On all the Nursing interviews I have been to:

  • HR meeting first
  • Unit Manager second

All in the same day.

Good luck! :up:

Specializes in Cardiac Nursing.

The last set of interviews I went to it went like this:

First Go to HR and pick up map, visitor's pass, lunch passes, and parking passes...THEN...

Nurse Manager or designee meeting first

Peer Interview second

All in the same day. Now multiply this by 5 units and you now know how long my 2 days were LOL.

Specializes in ER; HBOT- lots others.

Mine were two interviews. i had one with a dang recruiter, that normally didnt know *** they were talking about. ( no offense to any recruiters, just personal experience) and then 2 interviews during the same day, HR and then NM/ANM.

-H-RN

theatredork

229 Posts

Specializes in Public Health.

I interviewed with the recruiter in HR in the morning and then the unit managers about an hour after for my first nursing job.

My second job I interviewed with the nurse manager first, and then HR.

Specializes in Mother Baby & pre-hospital EMS.

I have had two interviews so far, and both of them consisted of two in one day.

First interview: I met with the recruiter first, which I thought went well. Then I had a panel interview not even an hour later. There were two interviewers, and 7 applicants in the same room. They asked us 2 questions, and we went around the room and answered them. They also explained about how the GN program worked, and there was an opportunity at the end to ask questions. I did not get the position.

Second interview: I met with the recruiter first, and the part that was hard were the questions asked. But I thought it was a good meeting regardless. The recruiter walked me over to the hospital to meet the nurse manager where I would have a second interview. The NM was caught up in a meeting I think, so I used the opportunity to ask a bunch of questions that didn't come to mind during the 1st interview. The interview with the NM went alright. There are things I wish I could have said better or included in my answers. Hopefully they got a good impression of who I am and what kind of team member I will be.

I think doing two part interviews helps in that more than one person can give their input on whether or not someone will be a good candidate for the position. Kind of helps get a broader picture and they can see things from different perspectives.

Specializes in ICU.
Mine were two interviews. i had one with a dang recruiter, that normally didnt know *** they were talking about. ( no offense to any recruiters, just personal experience) and then 2 interviews during the same day, HR and then NM/ANM.

-H-RN

Not all nurse recruiters are clueless. I spoke with a couple of them this week who both had 15-30 years nursing experience, including manager slots at the medical center where I was interviewing.

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