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2/16/08 9:59 A

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Only you can make that decision...

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2/15/08 10:34 P

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So today the hospital's HR dept calls & says, "Thanks for sending in the background check information. I'll call you next week to set up your orientation date."

emoticon I told her I wasn't aware that I'd been offered a job. I mean, in truth, they couldn't have checked my background & refs ALREADY. And I hardly had what I'd consider a "real" interview, it makes me nervous.

When I spoke w/the first person who I met during my very brief interview the whole concept of not having provided me with an offer letter was met with a sort of "Ooops, silly me."

Am I being a worry-wart or does this seem odd to anyone else? Should I skip the PT offer (that would give me health benefits) at least for the short-term and just do PRN until I know better what's going on around that place??

Help!

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2/10/08 3:30 P

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You're right..I wouldn't judge him prematurely.
But it does raise a red flag.

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2/10/08 2:28 P

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Uh, it does sound like the interviewer may have a major streak of ADD... it is had to make a judgment about the behavior... so puzzling...

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2/10/08 1:31 P

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Was he interested in you at all? I mean did he let you talk? Sometimes Supervisors are so "full of themselves" they dont' have time to listen to anyone else.. An interview should be like playing a game of tennis, the ball goes back and forth, it doesn't stay on one side. I've worked with those types and it could be difficult.

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2/10/08 11:18 A

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Hello All - The interview went really well, except, 30 minutes into it, the director of the dept jumped up & said "I have a flight to catch!" emoticon Why schedule an interview when you don't have time to actually do the interview?!

Anyway, I didn't get to toot my own horn too much because he mostly talked about his background & what he's been doing with the hospital to make it a better place for respiratory etc. Selling it to me.

Not sure how to read that & never been good at reading how interviews "went." when I think bad, I get hired, when I think good, they say "No thanks." So ??? It felt good though, and I liked the director's policies and mission. we had a short, but very interesting interaction about how to get the right types of pts admitted to the facility (an LTAC). So he's going to be gone a week - they had me fill out the I-9 and background check stuff on the spot. I already filled out the app online.

I'll let you know when I hear something.

thank you SOOOOO much for your support. Visualization is important, I have to remember to do this more often. emoticon

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2/9/08 11:06 A

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Fear is
False. Evidence. Appearing.Real.
Fear raises it's ugly head when we are in new situations.
I had and still sometimes have self confidence issues. When I first changed areas in my field I had a major problem with it. I was afraid people wouldn't see me as competent....I read a few old books by Norman Vincent Peale the "Positive Thinking Stuff." One of his old old books really helped me it was called "Enthusiasm Makes A Difference."
In it He said to use some "Positive Self Imaging." Picture yourself working with your clients/patients in the apparel you would be wearing and paint a scenario in which you "are" the expert.I practiced seeing myself at the Table consulting with patients in my White Lab Coat... It took some time but eventually I was going in feeling confident and reassured. Then once you're use to your new surroundings you will be able to focus on your job and the issues at hand and Let go of the Self degrading behaviors.

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2/7/08 7:34 P

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emoticon I filled out an online job app and had to explain why I left last job & I was honest, said that the knee problem that caused me to leave job before THAT wasn't fully resolved, but I finished the assignment regardless & then took time to get properly better.

When the manager called to schedule the interview I said that I was definitely looking for part-time or PRN. I plan, tomorrow, when we discuss the scheduling, to say that I specifically did NOT look for full-time until I -- ummm, I get stuck here, maybe say that working PRN/part-time would be a way to prepare to get back to work full time - they need fulltime people, too. So it would hopefully show that I was interested enough in their facility to want to stay long-term. ???

I've picked out my clothes, shoes, need to transfer my handbag stuff, and print a copy of my resume. I always bring 2-3 though nowadays it seems no one asks for them ??? Whats up w/that!?

Two issues w/the location of the job: it's far away from here. Definitely a commute, wouldn't have or want to move; plus it's in a very bad area. I'd be working like 3-11PM, so ... feeling a bit uneasy about that. But will check it out anyway, it might not be SO terrible. emoticon

I interview well (have been told), but the fraud thing, that's always been around since starting in healthcare. I'm responsible for airway/cardiac stuff - it's just stressful to me. And I do have some major confidence issues/self-esteem issues. Since childhood, I might not be over them even when I'm 60 LOL

Thanks everybody!!

Stay calm and carry on.
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2/7/08 10:38 A

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Tell the truth if and when they ask. If you've been in school nobody cares you haven't worked since 07.

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2/7/08 8:58 A

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Re: interview...

Start up a brag list...what are all the wonderful things about you? List all of your stupendous accomplishments. Ask people who know you well, whose opinion you value if they can help you add to this list. Make copies of the list, become VERY familiar with all of the items on it. Think of concrete examples of situations where you displayed all these wonderful qualities. Try to imagine yourself weaving your list into your interview. Practice blowing your horn either with a mirror or someone your trust...go WAY OVER THE TOP, pretend you are someone who is SO stuck on yourself that there is absolutely NO REASON in the world that the interviewee would consider hiring anyone but YOU!!

Good luck! We all know YOU CAN DO IT!! :-)

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2/7/08 8:08 A

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doesn't seem like you are a fraud- seems like you have some self-esteem issues and that you are nervous for both your interview and your board exam

keep the info that you got as feedback in the front of your brain- if it was consistently the feedback you got it IS more real than your own interpretations!

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Well, you can lie by omission, if it isn't asked of you, you don't need to offer answers if they don't ask. But I have found that telling the truth is so much better. I have been in situations and found that being honest is the way. Your employer will respect you for telling the truth and it may work in your favor.

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I also experience stress when interviewing with new patients etc... Don't have a lot of advise... But it does seem that when I am honest about my strenghts (multitasking) and weaknesses (ADD, talking too much, being off task etc), I get better acceptance... Meanwhile sending you many blessings...

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I've not been working since July 07 and have an interview Friday. I feel so nervous, I feel like I've forgotten everything I should know! It was bad enough that sometimes when I was working I would think in my head that someone would eventually figure out what a FRAUD I was & stuff like that .. is this the same self-defeatist thinking that makes me have weight issues?

I also have my last, and hardest, board exam in May. It's basically an all-day exam with simulations of clinical situations, it's a bear. I'm totally stressed out about it.

I graduated 2nd in my class & have had many employers, co-workers, and patients tell me how quick I learn, how good I am at what I do, empathetic, blah blah blah... Yet I still sometimes feel so inadequate. Terrified even.

Does anyone else experience this ever? Or did you & how did you get past these feelings?

Stay calm and carry on.
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