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    I am preparing for interviews and I have no idea how I am going to answer behavioral questions since I have NEVER had a job!! I am 21 years old I started college as soon as I graduated high school after a year of basics I started nursing school and then I graduated this May! I can only use my experience from nursing school but that doesn't feel like enough. I'm hoping they will just not ask me any questions like that because I honestly have no answer. Any advice??

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    "Behavioral questions" sounds like a pretty broad category and I'm not sure exactly what you mean. You have been "behaving" since birth, though. Even without nursing experience, you'll be able to answer, "Tell me about a time when..." type of questions. Good luck and happy interviewing
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    Before your interview, think of some memorable clinical experiences/patients with ______ diagnosis/etc.. Prep for the behavioral questions (you can find so many on here or google)! If asked a question where you haven't had the experience.. It is ok to say you have never had the experience, but you would do ________ if presented with ________.

    Here's a couple questions I was recently asked at an interview (New Grad):

    Tell me about yourself.

    What challenges do you perceive facing as a new grad on _______ unit, and what do you plan to do to over come them?

    How do you plan handling the stress of ________ unit?

    How would you rate your communication skills? 0-10 scale and why?

    How would you rate your technical skills? 0-10 scale and why?

    Tell me about your capstone experience.

    What do you perceive as your strengths? Weaknesses?

    Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

    There were definitely more questions, but that's all I can think of at this time. Make sure you have questions to ask your interviewer.

    Best of luck!
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    Before your interview, think of some memorable clinical experiences/patients with ______ diagnosis/etc.. Prep for the behavioral questions (you can find so many on here or google)! If asked a question where you haven't had the experience.. It is ok to say you have never had the experience, but you would do ________ if presented with ________.

    Here's a couple questions I was recently asked at an interview (New Grad):

    Tell me about yourself.

    What challenges do you perceive facing as a new grad on _______ unit, and what do you plan to do to over come them?

    How do you plan handling the stress of ________ unit?

    How would you rate your communication skills? 0-10 scale and why?

    How would you rate your technical skills? 0-10 scale and why?

    Tell me about your capstone experience.

    What do you perceive as your strengths? Weaknesses?

    Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

    There were definitely more questions, but that's all I can think of at this time. Make sure you have questions to ask your interviewer.

    Best of luck!
    Thank you so much!! I'm not a good at answering questions and this is very helpful! Thank you both! (:
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    As you may already know, it can help to practice answering some of these questions with a friend or out load to yourself prior to interview. As you read the questions above, you might right away have confidence on how you would answer some of them; however, sometimes it can be different when saying it out load and especially for the first time.


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