Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A minor screw up?

Did you ever go on a job interview and later think "why did I say that?"

I had a job interview today. It was for a part time (very part time-like 12 hours every 2 weeks) position at the hospital here in town. The timing was great. I am planning on applying for the nursing program in March and getting a job at the hospital would be killer. (I really want the job. Even really part time opens the door for the next position that has more hours. And, I can stay at my current job until more hours open up.)

I think the interview went well, but I don't know for sure. I sure hope they call me back. He did say I may not hear anything until the week of the 28th because Christmas messes everything up for HR. So, we will see. Unfortunately, when thinking back on the interview I think I may have said something I shouldn't have.

He asked me something like "what do you dislike about your present employer." I told him I really like my present employer and the management team is great. But then I said the only thing I could think of is that they have a hard time letting go of people who consistently don't work well.

Maybe I shouldn't have said anything negative. I should have "forgotten" anything I don't like. Sigh. Oh well.

As long as I learn from this experience, that's what counts, right? And to do better at the next interview.

I sure feel like I have been saying that a lot lately.

I still hope they call, and they might call, but I wonder how likely it is now.


  1. You were honest. Nothing wrong with that. I hope they call you back too.

  2. I think that is a good thing to have said. I have let go of some clangers in interviews and once was interviewed by my boyfriend from school who I dumped by not calling him for weeks. Needless to say I did not get the job...

    Anyway good luck with it - will cross my fingers for you

    Kate xx

  3. I don't think there is anything wrong with saying that.

    When I was interviewing for our company I had one person ask me what time they had to show up for work if it was foggy outside. Guess she thought it was like elementary or high school.......maybe we had a foggy day schedule. LOL

    I wouldn't think anything of what you said, more than you were being honest.

    Good luck!

  4. Thanks you guys. I really wish they were going to call back sooner :).

    Kate: Oh my. That would be bad. I will admit that I did worry for a minute hoping the person interviewing me wasn't someone I had ticked off at some point. I live in a small to medium sized town and I have had my moments.

    Mommas Soapbox: LOL. Maybe she had a real fear of the fog? LOL. Not something I would imagine asking in an interview! "What days off can I have because I really don't want to work?"



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L, 11 year old boy
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