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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Nursing Job Interview Questions

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You are excited because a certain Hospital or Nursing Home abroad have emailed you to schedule a Nursing Job Interview.  All your hard work sending out cover letters and resumes has finally paid off. What do you do to next to seal the deal and ace your Nursing Job Interview?

Keep in mind that we live in a competitive world, there are alot of people out there that are more qualified that you. It is important that you make a good impression and stand out. You have to sell yourself to the person interviewing that you are the right person for this job.

Prepare for your nursing interview by anticipating possible nursing job interview questions and how to answer them truthfully. By being prepared, you increase your chance of getting the job.

Here are some tips that will prove helpful in your Nursing Job Interview

1. Do your homework - Try to research the beforehand their company so that you know what exactly they are looking for. They usually have it posted in their career's page. Lookup their history, mission and so on..

2. Look professional - Where something appropriate. If you need a haircut then do it.

3. Rehearse beforehand - Prior to your interview, I suggest you prepare to common nursing job interview questions the interviewer is likely to ask. I will provide later what are some of these nursing job questions that he will likely throw at you.

4. Arrive early - Its alway nice to arrive early before your interview at least 15 minutes.

5. Bring necessary documents - I suggest you make a checklist of the stuff that you need to bring for you interview and check them the night before.

6. Sales Pitch - Try to make a 30 second sales pitch. Its time for you to shine and give it all.

7. Ask Questions - It is ok to ask questions with regards to the company. The interviewer usually likes candidates who show that they are knowledgeable about the organization.

Review these typical interview questions and think about how you would answer them. Read the questions listed; you will also find some strategy suggestions with it.

1. Tell me about yourself?
2. What experience do you have in this field?
3. Why did you leave your last job?
4. Do you consider yourself successful?
5. What do you know about this organization?
6. What have you done to improve your knowledge in the last year?
7. Why do you want to work for this organization?
8. What kind of salary do you expect?
9. Are you a team player?
10. How long would you expect to work for us if hired?
11. Do you know anyone who works for us?
12. Have you ever been fired? If yes, why?
13. Explain how you would be an asset to this organization
14. Why should we hire you?
15. Describe your work ethic.
16. What qualities do you look for in a boss?
17. How do you propose to compensate for your lack of experience?
18. If you were hiring a person for this job, what would you look for?
19. Describe your management style.
20. Are you willing to put the interests of the organization ahead ofyour own?
21. Would you be willing to relocate if required?
22. Are you a team player?
23. What irritates you about co-workers?
24. What is your greatest strength?
25. Tell me about your dream job.
26. Why do you think you would do well at this job?
27. What would your previous supervisor say your strongest point is?
28. What has disappointed you about a job?
29. Tell me about your ability to work under pressure.
30. Do you have any questions for me?

Keep this in mind: Every interview is a valuable learning experience for you. Even if you don’t get this particular job, when the next interview comes, you’ll be much better prepared and more at ease with the whole process. Good luck and hope you don't take your nursing job interview for granted!

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