Should I go to this job interview?

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LonCutie Wed 26-Jul-17 20:42:27

Hi there

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Doobydoo Wed 26-Jul-17 20:43:11

Erm .....yes?

AlternativeTentacle Wed 26-Jul-17 20:43:16

No definitely not.

LonCutie Wed 26-Jul-17 20:43:18


This is my first post. Would love to hear from you guys whacha think.

I applied to this HCA post at a well-known Uni/Hospital. Last Thu 20th July I got "Dear Applicant" email & signed by a hiring manager (assumed that probably be my prospective manager if I'm successful) to invite for an interview on next Thu 3rd Aug and an invitation for informal visit stated the time would be any time on Fri 21st (which is next day!) or the passed Mon 24th in the pm.

On Fri 21st in the eve (when I actually picked up the email) I replied to the email, thanking for the email & invitation & said that I would love to attend on the Mon 24th any time after 2pm & asked (please kindly) to confirm back her best time.

Since then no reply. I was trying to ring on her direct line since Mon 24th everyday, nobody picked up, managed to get thru to their general reception number yesterday (Tue 25th). The lady on the phone said the manager's very busy & would pass on my msg.

Nothing today...

I really like this job (prospectively) esp. pay conditions & skills that I could accumulate.

Now I'm getting cold feet...

I know that I replied a bit late but still...within 24 hours time frame...I should be "resilient" "initiative" blah blah and all, but well if she's that busy why bother to mention the informal visit at all.

I'm also getting feeling that what the teamwork & communication there would supportive of the manger would be Or maybe I might not be their top candidates, or they've already got someones in mind so they didn't bother to reply?

1. What should I do in the meantime rather than waiting or showing off my "pest"ering skill?
2. Should I bother still go to the interview next week at all?


Thank you

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LonCutie Wed 26-Jul-17 20:45:10

sorry, I was unable to post my full msg earlier blush

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Increasinglymiddleaged Wed 26-Jul-17 20:48:47

Oh just go. Interviews are a two way process anyway, perhaps there have been some issues she's had to cover or something. There is never any point in double guessing what is going on behind the scenes. If you are still interested then keep yourself in the frame for now.

LonCutie Wed 26-Jul-17 21:01:04

Vow many thanks for speedy replies!


Wouldn't be awkward? That I just turn up at the interview & pretend...this email communication had never happened?

& even if I mention about this informal visit request...Doesn't it sound like complaint?

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Increasinglymiddleaged Thu 27-Jul-17 07:35:32

No don't pretend it didn't happen but just be breezy about it/ massage the woman's ego.

Smile and say 'It would have been great to have an informal look round but obviously you are terribly busy'

You are overthinking this. Go along and if you don't like the feel of the place/ she makes you feel awkward rather than just saying 'sorry about that we'll do it now before the interview' then you know it's not the place for you.

fabulousathome Thu 27-Jul-17 15:02:58

It's worth going to the interview. Nothing to to loose. They are the ones that don't look great by not arranging the visit properly. Just go with the flow and see how things are there.

fabulousathome Thu 27-Jul-17 15:03:20

And good luck!

LonCutie Thu 27-Jul-17 15:59:20

Thank you so much for sharing your insights, advice & kind words.


Those are very helpful. I think maybe I just go with the flow & see.

Thank you xx

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fabulousathome Thu 27-Jul-17 17:35:40

Let us know how it goes if you can please.

VivienneEastwood Fri 28-Jul-17 07:45:00

Definitely go, ward managers are notoriously busy dealing with short staffing & consequently being 'on the floor' unable to check the 30+ emails each shift.
I would phone today & ask to speak to the ward clerk/ house keeper if she can give you a quick tour as the ward manager may have missed your email & you realise how busy she must be.

fabulousathome Mon 07-Aug-17 09:24:58

How did it go OP?

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