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- Jan 27 by CrufflerJJIt means that you made the first cut. There may still be multiple candidates for the available job(s). The folks interviewing you at the peer interview willl likely be your potential coworkers.
- Jan 27 by Orange TreeI was told peer interviews are partly to facilitate a smooth entry into the fold. Peers are more likely to accept and help you if they feel like they chose you. I have no idea if that's true. I can't even remember who said it.
I've been to one peer interview and it was pretty informal. The nurses were pulled aside for a 5-10 minute "break" to ask me questions off a pre-printed list (or others questions they thought of on their own). A lot of the questions made me feel like I was in the running for Miss America because they were so "fluffy". One of the questions was, "If you could do anything, what would you do?" I responded that I would travel all over the world helping animals. Then I added, "...and people!" It was awkward.
- Jan 27 by mmc51264I was chosen for a "shadow interview", I guess that is the same thing/idea. A friend told me that if I got chosen for that, it was a good chance that I was "in". the manager there said they do the shadow first rather than interview first because they get a better sense of the person. I, in fact, interview horribly, but felt much more relaxed doing the peer/shadow. BTW-got the job!!
Good Luck!!!! sounds promising
- Jan 27 by missnurse01Quote from RNJamie12I am on the peer interview committee for my unit. We are transitioning to the nurse manager not being present at all, as this is how it was explained that this is how the process usually goes at other unit in our hospital. People only have one interview, and it is just the coworkers who interview and decide.I attended a new graduate interview day and interviewed with the nurse manager for a hospital 2 weeks ago. Yesterday, the manager called and asked if I would come to the unit for a peer interview this week. I've never heard of a peer interview before. Does this mean they will offer me the job or do they do this when there is still multiple applicants for 1 position?
- Jan 27 by Jhely06182009I had a peer interview for a pct position 2 weeks ago and i liked it. I was interviewed by pct and charge nurse (coworkers ) and most of the questions were about communication. I am in the background phase now...
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- Jan 27 by LadyFree28Sounds like a shadow experience. I had HR interview, nursing leadership interview (unit had transitioned to no NM) and shadow. I was there for 4 hours for the total experience, two hours on the unit. I got to see the flow, the dynamics, and talk to other staff as well as the preceptor. I thought the whole experience was great...guess they thought so too, because I got the job!
Sending positive vibes...hope you enjoy the experience!!! Keep us posted!!!
- Jan 28 by RNJamie12Thank you for all your responses. I really hope this job is it, finally! I'll update you all Tuesday :-)
- Jan 28 by serenitylove14I am pretty sure they will chose 2 to 3 people from the unit to ask you situation related questions. Where I use to work you had them all in one day but it didnt guarantee a position.
- Jan 29 by MeriwhenPeer interviews are a good sign: you've progressed to the point that they want to see how you interact with possible coworkers.
It in no way guarantees you've got the job though, so don't get careless when it comes to the peer interview. Also don't give up the job search just yet--that you NEVER stop until you accept an official job offer.
Best of luck!