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When they ask you what your biggest strength is, tell them you have an enourmous capacity to learn! Good luck!!!!!
Great answer!!! We had over 100 applications for 7 new positions in our ER trauma center. We interviewed 57, and I was part of the panel for 23 of those interviews. It was very hard, because there were at least 12 of those we interviewed that we felt would be great co workers. I'll try to list the attributes that seemed to "impress" me or my fellow interviewers:
1. Be on time,.I know that seems obvious, but I was surprised at the number of people who were late, and we were on a tight schedule. It may help to walk around the day before and know exactly where you are going to park and the exact place you need to be.
2. Don't show up in jeans. This didn't really bother me so much (nice jeans and a blouse with sandals) but it did bother several of my coworkers.
3. If you don't know the "correct" answer,.inform them that you know how to use your resources,.ie pharmacy, drug book, coworkers, charge nurse, Chaplin, hospital/unit protocols etc.
4. Don't give the impression that this job is a stepping stone to "bigger and better things".
5. Be prepared with a list of questions for them. How long are your shifts? Is on call involved? How much over time is available or required? What educational opportunities are available? How much orientation time will you have? Pt/staff ratios? etc.
6. Remember that often the question asked isn't asked to see if you know the "correct" answer, but more to see your thought process in coming up with an answer.
Best of luck to you! I'm sending happy thoughts your way!