First off, I really think you need to know...
Before this year, my last job interview was 12 years ago.
Prior to that I seriously ended up getting calls requesting I come work for them.
I never needed a resume, and interview, references. Nothing. The healthcare community is small, and is based off of reputation, there is a lot of movement and transfers. It is like a wave. you hop on and hop off when the chances come. And I think the most important part of being happy in the nursing industry is having a terrific team to work with.
So this job hunting stuff, is REALLY new. I am like a virgin again.
This afternoons interview was moved to a later time.
Which frankly was ok with me, it is not like I have a job to go to.
DH was a peach and took the day off, so he could wrangle the Collective.
So I seriously spent the morning freaking and tweaking about the face to face interview this afternoon. Especially after what was an awkward phone interview this morning.
The company I interviewed with is big, the benefits are outstanding, they are making money in an industry that is NOT going anywhere, it is also completely different from anything I have done before.
By the time the 4pm interview time rolled around I was done being freaky. I was at the mental place where you have just worn yourself out. Which is probably OK. I did not need to run in there like a SPAZ. So my nutzy spazzing in my head well it panned out in the end. Or at least I hope it did.
It was 2 hours long. Here is my question, do people spend that kind of time giving you a tour, taking 2 feet of files out, and actually going over what you wil REALLY be doing if they do not intend on hiring you? After looking at what I will actually will be doing I do have a better handle on the actual position. It is nearly not as frightening as it appears in the job description. Because the job description was a little intimidating.
Because my gut is telling me, I must have handled it OK.
The bad part is...it takes 2 weeks for them to finish the background checks, drug testing, etc. So I get to wait for 2 weeks....