My interviewer didn't ask me any questions ??

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    SSIA. I was called this morning for a same day interview... but other than "what were your duties at your previous job?", she only told me about the place, read over my application and asked me if I had any questions. the interview I went on earlier in the day at another facility had four sheets of "tell me about a time..." questions, so I'm confused.My previous job was more or less the exact same description/responsibilities, I was on time, professional and courteous.do you think she already had the position filled and just 'interviewed' me for the heck of it? Has anyone been on an interview where they didn't ask you any of the standard interview questions? what was the outcome?

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    Quote from ibegyourpardon
    SSIA. I was called this morning for a same day interview... but other than "what were your duties at your previous job?", she only told me about the place, read over my application and asked me if I had any questions. the interview I went on earlier in the day at another facility had four sheets of "tell me about a time..." questions, so I'm confused.My previous job was more or less the exact same description/responsibilities, I was on time, professional and courteous.do you think she already had the position filled and just 'interviewed' me for the heck of it? Has anyone been on an interview where they didn't ask you any of the standard interview questions? what was the outcome?
    I got the job. I think most employers are looking for an employee they feel they can work with, and they can often determine that just by chatting with you. You may not realize it, but you answered all of their questions without them even having to ask you one. You were on time, professional and courteous -- that probably is better than the majority of applicants. As my manager often says, "We can teach you how to be an ICU nurse, but we can't teach you how to be someone we want to work with." Good luck.
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    I've interviewed nurses in a similar manner to the one you experienced. I already knew the answers to what I wanted to know about their experience by reading the application and resume. What I didn't know was how they would "feel", if you will.....whether I liked them personally, whether I felt the existing staff would like them, how I expected they would react to life in our unit. THAT I determined just in chatting with the person. I didn't offer the interview if I didn't expect to give them the job, but how I FELT about them at the interview would clinch it. Or not

    It seems you passed muster, enjoy
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    thanks for the reassurance guys. thought for sure it was a no-go... strangest interview ever. I was offered the position
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    Congratulations on your new job offer!
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    That's basically what happened when interviewing for my current job. They needed a nurse, and didn't have other applicants. My nursing license (and probably showing up on-time, reasonably dressed, and not intoxicated) was the interview

    It was definitely unnerving. If I hadn't been hired on the spot, I would have been sure I'd screwed up majorly.
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    Omg, the same happened to me recently. It kind of took me off guard. I've come to the conclusion they are in desperate need of a nurse. Also its good to google and check resourses patients use like medicare nursing home companion (if your looking for a facility job) and see what issues you may face in the future, if you decide to take the job.


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