In the know: Sample interview questions

Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, August 16, 2010

Good interviewing skills will help land any job, including a nursing position. If you are not good at interviewing or have never had a job interview before now, you will need to practice, practice, practice. Use your colleagues or a faculty member for mock interviews. Honing your interviewing skills will help you land the job you really want. Remember, the first five minutes of every interview are the most critical. The decision to hire is made with first impressions.

Some examples of questions you may be asked are:

  • Tell me about yourself.
  • What will you bring to the position?
  • What would you consider to be your best and worst traits?
  • Describe a clinical assignment that did not turn out the way you planned. What did you do? What did you learn from that assignment?

For more tips, check out HCPro's book, Stressed Out About Your First Year of Nursing.

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