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How to NOT interview for your RN/LPN job! - page 11

I just got finished with round 3 of the most frustrating interviews! I was an LPN for 15 years before I went back to school for my RN. I am currently in training for management so I have been... Read More

  1. Visit  sarose611 profile page
    Quote from rntim49
    Wow, get over yourself!! what is it like on the top looking down on everyone else.
    If you think you are lowering yourself doing interviews you should have stayed an LPN. Here is some advise for you. Look for a new profession!!!! you lack empathy and understanding. I am not impressed at all.
    Seriously? It's inappropriate for a manager who.expects intelligent, professional people? If you kthink.any of those Don'ts is really ok maybe you are the one who.needs to.get out of nursing!
  2. Visit  sarose611 profile page
    My daughter was a manager in a large, national retail store, and she had the same complaints! She was particularly annoyed with people who.took phone calls or tested during the interview. If the interview was not important enough to.turn the phone
    off for 15 minutes, maybe they don't think.the job is very important either!
  3. Visit  rnlok profile page
    I completely agree with professional attitude and attire, especially when interviewing. Unfortunately, I can't get past your attitude.
    It is so unprofessional it destroys any point you could have made. You can leave rude, judgmental, and condescending behavior at home along with "unnatural hair" and pj's!
  4. Visit  ixchel profile page
    (This is a 4-year old thread.)
  5. Visit  GaleSRN profile page
    Make sure your resume does not have misspelled words and poor grammar.
    When you come to the interview, prepare to stay until the end. Looking at your watch or the clock gives me the impression that you are in a hurry to leave.
    If you have an impressive resume, have written references to back it up.
    I agree totally with the author about clothing, hair, etc. Long false nails with flowers and jewels on a nurse are not appropriate, especially since they are an infection control issue.
    Leave the perfume at home and do not come in reeking of cigarettes. That gets zero points and the interview will be the shortest on record.
    Do not use profanity during the interview. You are applying for a position as a professional Nurse. Using street language does not make you seem more human. It makes you sound illiterate.
  6. Visit  Ruby Vee profile page
    Quote from rntim49
    Wow, get over yourself!! what is it like on the top looking down on everyone else.
    If you think you are lowering yourself doing interviews you should have stayed an LPN. Here is some advise for you. Look for a new profession!!!! you lack empathy and understanding. I am not impressed at all.
    WOW! The "you lack empathy and understanding" post. I am impressed neither with your level of professionalism nor your ability to argue.
  7. Visit  TNLPN13 profile page
    I agree with your tips but I have been a LPN for 7 years and do not wear makeup. I'm 37 years old.
  8. Visit  Pledger55 profile page
    It amazing that some things are so obvious but people tend to not see them as obvious. Thinking outside the box is something that is about as rare as common sense these days.
  9. Visit  DJB1966 profile page
    I agree 100% with the recommendations made in this article! One of the organizations I worked for previously did team interviews for each job applicant. The hiring Manager and Director would interview the candidate and then members of the team were asked to conduct a group interview with the candidate. The ultimate decision was made by the Director and Manager, but they took feedback from the group very seriously. One candidate that came back to mind after reading this article (an image burned forever in my cornea) was a nurse candidate who chose to wear what I would guess to be her "tight fitting go to outfit" used for night clubbing. The stretched garment left nothing to the imagination and for all of the cleavage that was showing any nurse with A&P that there was very little of her breasts that were covered. I will not go into the roll counting that could have taken place, because there were many. Furthermore I like the smell of White Diamond perfume as much as anyone, but not when you take a bath in it. Your perfume should not linger longer than you after the interview ends. The appearance of this candidate was a turn off from the onset of the interview, but when her phone rang and she pulled her flip phone out from under her breasts, flipped it open, tossed her hair back and informed the group that we would need to give her a moment, because she had to take this call was the topping on the cake. After she hung up from her call we informed her that we had no further questions and we wished her a good day. Thankfully our management team agreed that she would not be a good fit for our team she was not hired.
  10. Visit  DJB1966 profile page
    Another piece of advise I would like to offer is DO NOT flirt with the person(s) conducting your interview. Remember you are there to land the job not a date. You want to be viewed as a professional worthy of the job and not a sex/love/date interest.

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