Have my 1st interview...practice questions??

  1. I have my first interview next Tuesday and was wondering if anyone has some practice questions for me?

    Thanks
    Carrie :-)
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  3. by   ERNurse752
    Congrats on your first interview. What position are you interviewing for? These are some questions that have turned up in many of my interviews:

    Why do you want to work at X hospital?

    Why do you want to do X specialty?

    What are your strengths?

    What are your weaknesses?

    How do you handle conflicts with others?
  4. by   purplemania
    Ask about how to persue personal and professional growth. What are avenues for advancement? What is the one thing that makes this facility a great place to work?
  5. by   Hoozdo
    Quote from shortstuff31117
    I have my first interview next Tuesday and was wondering if anyone has some practice questions for me?

    Thanks
    Carrie :-)
    I had an interview just today. I had read another thread on this topic and it suggested to ask the manager what was the most difficult area for her in managing the unit. I did ask just that when the time came for me to ask questions! I could tell that she had never been asked that before and seemed kind of stumped and had to think of an answer. I also knew it would reveal what this unit was like to work on. Talking about turning the table on the interview Luckily, she answered that staffing was the worst problem instead of personality problems between the coworkers!

    Try this at question time, it is sort of entertaining to see the interviewer squirm for an answer. BTW, she offered me the job on the spot!
  6. by   christvs
    Here are some: What are your goals? Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years?

    What is your nursing philosophy?

    What are your strengths? Weaknesses?

    Why should we hire you for this position?

    Why do you want this job?

    Good luck!!!
  7. by   elizabells
    Quote from christvs
    Here are some: What are your goals? Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years?
    FYI, it's illegal to ask women this question - could be fishing for whether you're going to want babies (and therefore maternity leave) at least in California, maybe nationwide
  8. by   HyperRNRachel
    Tell me about a time when you were helpful in implementing change in your unit.


    What do you consider your best nursing qualities?


    Tell me about a time when you were a team player?


    Where do you see yourself in 5 years?


    What do you hope to gain from working here?

    Good luck,
    Rachel
  9. by   HyperRNRachel
    Quote from elizabells
    FYI, it's illegal to ask women this question - could be fishing for whether you're going to want babies (and therefore maternity leave) at least in California, maybe nationwide

    I'm in Texas and I have been asked that question at each interview. I answer it according to my career goals.
  10. by   elizabells
    Quote from hyperstudent
    I'm in Texas and I have been asked that question at each interview. I answer it according to my career goals.
    Maybe it's only in California...
  11. by   Jessy_RN
    Congratulations on your interview! Good luck
  12. by   shortstuff31117
    It's an L&D job
  13. by   Daytonite
    i have been compiling a list of interview questions. here is a list of what most employers are looking for in the people they hire.


    the positive attributes that most employers are looking for in a worker are:
    initiative
    dynamic energy
    responsibility
    ability to give good customer service
    capacity to learn
    productivity
    flexibility
    leadership
    team work
    ability to tolerate pressure
    analytical ability
    desire to develop professionally
    here are some questions that you might be asked at a job interview:
    what do you think makes nursing the right career for you?
    what are your professional objectives in the future?
    how do you manage work stress?
    how would you express your frustration?
    how do you react when someone criticizes you?
    what are your best qualities that will make you a good nurse?
    how do you face tasks you dislike?
    how do you react to the critics if you think they are not justified?
    what kind of people do you dislike?
    what is most difficult communication problem you have had with your colleagues?
    how do you manage stress?
    how do you accept dressing codes?
    do you have a good relation with your work mates?
    what have you learned from your mistakes?
    describe the perfect nurse.
    how would a friend of yours describe you?
    what do you think about policies and rules?
    do you consider yourself a person with self-initiative?
    do you have an analytical mind?
    are you interested in the investigation?
    what do you do when you have difficulties solving a problem?
    what is the most boring task you have ever performed? how did you manage it?
    what is the most interesting task you have ever performed? how did you manage it?
    what are the requirements for a person to succeed in nursing?
    what is your opinion about your last teacher.

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