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- by 2CareerRN Sep 5, '09Hello all,
I have an interview next week for a ER RN position. This will be my first interview as an RN and I am pretty nervous. I have talked to some of the experienced nurses I work with who gave me some very helpful insight on interviewing. Any RNs who are new to the game like me?
Any advice or suggestion on preparing from anyone please?
- Sep 13, '09 by RNandRRTHow did it feel to interview as a RN?
- Sep 14, '09 by 2CareerRNi am very glad i prepared.
here is how i prepared: :typing i searched anything new on the hospital's website, i looked up any possible questions that could be asked on google, i practiced eye contact and good posture while interviewing with my husband (ec students are good at mocks), bought a new conservative suit, bought a leather profolio that contained copies of my resume, diploma, license vertifications, certifications, recommendations and list of references typed out (which i didn't end up handing out). i also sent a thank you note after the interview.
it's not that i didn't take pride in my past interviews, it's just a different time and profession now. with jobs hard to get and being a new grad, i wanted to take my interview very serious. i was glad i did the preparation, the interview ended up being professional yet fun if that makes sense.
since it was my first i am sure i have areas i have to work on but overall i felt it went well.
i am still waiting and have no idea what to expect next. i am still applying to other jobs.
how is everyone else doing on their job hunt? interviews?
have a great day
- Sep 14, '09 by LunahRNDD Girl, I am so proud of youuuuu!!
When we go to Colorado next month, I'm going to meet with a recruiter ... we're planning on moving there next year, so I'm trying to get on the radar with a little face time. I recently (this past Friday) submitted my RN 3 application at my hospital -- in our hospital system, we use an "advance" promotion system, and you have to meet certain requirements and submit two copies of a binder full of your accomplishments, plus written narratives that demonstrate your total NursingAwesomeness and why you should be promoted to RN 3. So my brilliant husband suggested I should take one of my binders to Colorado with us next month -- so smart! It's a 1" binder stuffed with ... well, stuff. I had 383.5 hours of "stuff" during the last year -- classroom hours, BSN hours, healthcare volunteer hours (paramedic), etc. I was only required to have 50. Yikes! Overkill, Batman!
Let us know when you find out!!! Sounds like you had a very good plan of attack going in. They'd be crazy not to hire you!
- Sep 14, '09 by 2CareerRN[Sounds like you had a very good plan of attack going in. They'd be crazy not to hire you! ]
Same to you Lisa!!!!! We are preparation freaks!
Colorado is a beautiful State, where you thinking of moving too?