I just received a call from a nursing home I dropped my application off at today; I'm scheduled to interview tomorrow at 10. I've never really had to do a formal interview before, I've just struck up conversations with the owner and they hired me on spot. So I'm a littler nervous - any interview tips? What kind of questions are asked when interviewing for a CNA?
I plan on wearing khaki pants and a fitted button-down tomorrow; I'm guessing this will look okay - not too dressy but not too casual.
Also, I have a friend who is encouraging me to apply for a CNA II job (I am certified as a CNA I and II) at my city's hospital. I'm going to submit an application, but I'm a little confused. If I am offered a job at the nursing home, should I accept it but let them know I'm also applying to the hospital for two days a week of 12h shifts at the hospital? I don't want to turn down one job offer and not be guaranteed another.
May 13, '11
I was offered a full-time job for second shift.
I'm still going to apply to the hospital though. My uncle and cousin were telling me to accept this job and wait to see if I get on at the hospital. Since the hospital is two days a week, and this job would be rotating days (5 one week, 3 the next), the hospital may be willing to work with me.
And it's not like I plan on being at this job forever; if I can get my foot in the door at the hospital and they can't work with my schedule, it's best to go over to the hospital, since that's where I'll be applying at when I graduate nursing school. I need my name to recognized there ultimately.
Last edit by MissHaleyDawn on May 13, '11