I have been working in LTC/Rehab for about 7 months now and that is my only Nursing experience aside from my clinical rotations in Nursing school
. Graduated with my RN last year. I have applied to a local hospital for a Med-Surg floor and received a call back for a panel interview.
I have never done a panel interview and I already get pretty nervous for interviews...
Any suggestions on possible questions or possible process I may endure just so I can prepare and lower the anxiety level?
I know how to dress appropriately, have several resumes and references available, etc.
Any help is much appreciated. Thank you all and have a great week.
Apr 14, '17
Quote from MurseCumberbatch2b
I find this helpful.
When your in a panel interview you need to bring presence.
When you speak, make sure you look each person in the eye and divided you gaze across the panel, not just one person.
The questions are pretty standard - use google here. I have some questions I can send you if you send your email. They want to see how you think, how you might react in certain situations etc.
Woah. I am going to save that to my one drive for future reference. I actually had my interview yesterday. I studied questions prior...
But it turned out to be just two people interviewing me and I barely got asked any questions. And no behavioral questions. They seemed incredibly comfortable with me and I could laugh. I made conversation as soon as I was led to the nurse managers office. Lol. Guess I wasn't as nervous as I thought...
But it did concern me that they didn't ask a lot because I was worried I wasn't given ample opportunity to sell myself and I am not the type of person to brag... Yes, I want the job but I don't want to come off as braggy or too desperate.
They explained a lot about the floor. The orientation. And I am incredibly excited and nervous.
I accepted the position today! From the way they made the culture sound amongst the nurses, It sounds like what I really want to see on a floor: Teamwork. But I know you got to experience it to know for sure that's how it is. Thank you guys for your comments and help... I have learned so much stalking and reading on allnurses... and I am just getting started!
Last edit by nurseburst on Apr 14, '17
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