How long should a interview last?

  1. 0 Hello All

    Curious, how long should a good interview last?

    Does 30 mins should like a good time?
  2. Visit  RunawayN profile page

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  3. Visit  born2circulateRN profile page
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    I recently had an interview; it only lasted 35 minutes. If I hadn't had questions lined up for them to answer it probably would have lasted only like 15 minutes; so make sure you have questions for them. I thought that was a bad sign because it seemed so short--but I received an offer within the next two weeks :-)
  4. Visit  LindseyRN86 profile page
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    Depends on how long your answers are, how many questions the interviewers ask, and if you ask questions at the end. Discussing the latter you should be asking questions it shows you are interested in their corporation.
  5. Visit  RunawayN profile page
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    Quote from born2circulateRN
    I recently had an interview; it only lasted 35 minutes. If I hadn't had questions lined up for them to answer it probably would have lasted only like 15 minutes; so make sure you have questions for them. I thought that was a bad sign because it seemed so short--but I received an offer within the next two weeks :-)
    That was my most recent interview. Now I'm just waiting for them to call me back. Ahhh nervous
  6. Visit  xpink profile page
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    What kind of questions did you asked them? Congratulations by the way
  7. Visit  RunawayN profile page
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    Quote from xpink
    What kind of questions did you asked them? Congratulations by the way
    I didn't feel like it was a lot of questions. They basically asked me why I wanted to work there, how I handled a difficult patient, describe myself as a person, strengths/weakness. All this in 15 mins.

    And then during my round: I asked them about training, how staff regards being a preceptor and mentor, hospital dynamics, pay, common disorders, and common concerns.

    I feel like that asking questions will lead to them asking more questions and it just shows better development.


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