Navy NCP interview advice

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    I'm applying for the Navy NCP and I will have my interviews at the end of this month (most likely in person). I'm wondering what kinds of questions I should have ready for the nurses, as well as some advice on how I should answer their questions (besides honestly :P).

    Also, would buying a dress suit be over the top? I was thinking a pencil skirt with a solid blouse and heels, since it is July in the south I'd hate to wear pants!

    Any pointers you'd offer up?

    Thanks in advance for the advice!

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    Hello, I was in the NCP program and just accepted my commission. I had 2 interviews, one by phone and the other was in person.

    The in-person interview was at a Starbucks and was relaxed. The interviewer was wearing shorts and a collared polo top. The questions were not difficult; they just asked questions about myself, why I chose to become a nurse and why I chose to join the Navy. The phone interviewer asked me simple questions about the nature of my previous jobs (I seriously had a job title of "Party Expert" haha) and how I applied my leadership skills in organizations in school.

    My opinion is that a dress suit may be overdone. However, it depends on the where the interview is held and what the interviewer instructs you to do. I was told I could just wear nice casual clothes. I live in Texas, so I wore a skirt and a conservative top.
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    I had my interview at a naval hospital. It was more of a panel interview with 3 people and definitely not as casual as utamaverick's experience. It was in the winter and I wore a pant suit and I didn't feel over dressed. (But I tend to err on the side of being more formal than not.) Honestly, I don't remember the questions, but I think they were similar to utamaverick's. There was nothing unexpected - all pretty standard interview stuff.
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    Thanks guys. I will most likely be having my interview at a Naval Hospital. I won't be wearing a suit but just a nice skirt and blouse sounds like it should be ok.
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    Quote from chelauren
    Thanks guys. I will most likely be having my interview at a Naval Hospital. I won't be wearing a suit but just a nice skirt and blouse sounds like it should be ok.
    Sounds great!! Best of luck with the interview and keep us posted. I hope to be in the same position as you early next year

    Angela
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    Alright guys, it's official. My interviews are tomorrow!! Wish me luck.
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    Best of Luck to You!!
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    Quote from chelauren
    Alright guys, it's official. My interviews are tomorrow!! Wish me luck.
    Good luck your way!!
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    How was your interview?
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    It went really well! I had a panel of 4 nurses asking me questions. They said I was impressive and they liked all my answers. We'll see if it helps my chance any!
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