First Job Interview Tomorrow!!

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    I recently passed my NCLEX and have been on the job hunt. I was starting to get discouraged because its really hard to fill out tons of applications and not hear back from any of the facilities. Then today i got that long anticipated call! So i have an interview tomorrow and i don't want to mess up this chance of landing a job. Out of all the interview questions I have previously been asked, i think i struggle with the questions "Why should we hire you?", "What are your strengths and weaknesses?", and "State a time where you had to deal with a conflict?" Those are basic questions but each time i've ever interviewed I either feel like i did really well or I know i did really bad. What do i do if i don't know how to answer what they are asking or haven't experienced what they are asking? I'm a ball of nerves. I have researched the company and mission, and i plan to be prepared to answer the most common interview questions. Should i bring a copy of my resume and cover letter? I really want to land this job because its a really tough market and I'm more than ready to start my career.

    Any advice is greatly appreciated!! Goodluck to everyone searching for jobs!
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    I have my first hospital interview tomorrow and I am so nervous! The only other interview I have had was for a laser spa so this will be way different. I got my license 6 months ago this job hunt is so hard! I found this online and think it's helpful http://nursing.jhu.edu/life-at-hopki...view_guide.pdf

    I would definitely bring a copy of your cover, resume and certifications. Also letters of rec if you have them. Goodluck!
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    I went on my first hospital job interview on Monday. It was so different then any other interview I have gone on. It was all behavioral questions. Such as...Tell me a time when you had a difficult patient and how did you deal with it, tell me a time you were compassionate, tell me a time when you had to prioritize patients needs. Just think up different senerios just in case. I have heard this is becoming the norm.

    Just like previous poster bring resume, letter of recommendations, I was also asked to bring a letter why I want to work for that facility and unit and transcripts.
    Good luck
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    Thank you for the advice and link! I went to the interview this morning and it was so laid back. I only got asked two questions. Next thing I knew I was doing a drug test and fingerprinting. I'm part time for now but have the opportunity to move to full time when it comes available! I'm excited!
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    Congratz!!! Wonderful news
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    Well done! Congratulations!

    I myself had an interview today too for Inpatient Hospice Nurse but I have to wait till next week to hear from them.
    I really hope I get a job although it's Per Diem but I love the place and I want to be a CHPN!!!!
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    I hope you get it too!!! I was expecting the interviewer to say she will be I touch too. So I was bit surprised! Per diem, part time, whatever it takes to get our foot in the door!
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    Good luck everyone!Do

    Do you guys make copies of reference letters? What about a professional portfolio? One is good for all people intervirwing?
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    I applied online an submitted my résumé an cover letter. Then I followed up with an email about how my clinical experiences helped prepare me for my nursing career. I think portfolio would definitely help
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    I had brought with me a copy of my cover letter an résumé. I only interviewed with one person. She already had printed out my cover letter and résumé. It wouldn't hurt to bring copies just incase it was a panel interview


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