Thursday, October 30, 2008

Great job hunt 2008 continues...

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....

6 comments:

tammi said...

Come sit by me darlin'.....we'll wait together.

jck said...

AWTM, My gut tells me it will pan out. (As a manager who hires folks myself.)

And Tammi, still crossing fingers... My reckoning was you might not hear before tomorrow... But that was just my take on what you had written...

Keep smiling - what is meant to be will happen for you. (a lame platitude, but usually true)

liberal army wife said...

well, my toes are crossed for you - sure sounds like they are serious about you!

LAW

Bou said...

I can't answer, not being in your industry, but I think if they didn't like you, they'd not have taken it that far. I think that you are at least in the final selection.

A Soldier's Wife..... said...

I think too it may take some time to hear back, but it sounds promising.

Today's world of interviewing has changed dramatically, from someone who has done it a great deal with multiple moves over the years, I can honestly say that I have never quite understood the concept as it has migrated to what it has become today...

I will keep my fingers crossed for you as well, I get the whole going back after being out of the workforce thing for so long....it will not be long for me either, before I too will have to brush off that dusty resume and begin all over again.

Keeping the good vibes coming your way on this!!!

~asw

Pogue said...

It sounds promising - just remember that with a big company they can't talk to you until they jump through HR hoops - The place I work we could want to bring someone in tomorrow, and it would still take a month to get them in. Just saying it might take longer to hear back than you hope. Don't go throwing yourself of a ledge if it takes a while. :-)