Hi everyone, I have completed the intro call August 18th. I’m a new RN grad with an ASN. I still have no interview or have been contacted by any employer. How long do you wait to start getting interview? Any suggestion? Thank you.
The amount of time a RN or APN waits to be contacted for a particular job interview varies a great deal. Often times, there are many logistical considerations and problems going on behind the scenes in the organization to which one has applied. Delays in scheduling interviews are, with some exceptions, not a reflection of the employer's interest in a particular candidate. For example, most institutions are required to post the job internally for a certain amount of time, prior to interviewing outside candidates, and they may have an in-house candidate they already want for the job. They have only posted the job externally to satisfy some bureaucratic requirement. Other times, it can be a matter of tenuous funding for the position they have posted. Sometimes, one will be contacted for an interview, months after they submitted their application and have moved on, and the only criteria the employer is looking for at the time is how soon someone could start so the department does not lose funding for the position. There are so many factors involved. It does not hurt to show interest in the prospective employer by volunteering, or furthering your education and honing your skills in the specialty you are interested in working.
Agree, don’t wait, apply apply apply… you literally will hear from 1/3 of the places you apply so be over zealous with your search!
- don’t wait long. Go in and volunteer if you have to then apply for more positions please.
Find a recruiter. May be just the job market in your area? They can’t hire nurses fast enough in Madison, WI; no experience required.