i have been compiling a list of interview questions. here is a list of what most employers are looking for in the people they hire. i posted this on another thread earlier today, but i added some questions at the end since you are looking for ideas of questions for you to ask your interviewer.
the positive attributes that most employers are looking for in a worker are:
ability to give good customer service
capacity to learn
ability to tolerate pressure
desire to develop professionally
here are some questions that you might be asked at a job interview:
what do you think makes nursing the right career for you?
what are your professional objectives in the future?
how do you manage work stress?
how would you express your frustration?
how do you react when someone criticizes you?
what are your best qualities that will make you a good nurse?
how do you face tasks you dislike?
how do you react to the critics if you think they are not justified?
what kind of people do you dislike?
what is most difficult communication problem you have had with your colleagues?
how do you manage stress?
how do you accept dressing codes?
do you have a good relation with your work mates?
what have you learned from your mistakes?
describe the perfect nurse.
how would a friend of yours describe you?
what do you think about policies and rules?
do you consider yourself a person with self-initiative?
do you have an analytical mind?
are you interested in the investigation?
what do you do when you have difficulties solving a problem?
what is the most boring task you have ever performed? how did you manage it?
what is the most interesting task you have ever performed? how did you manage it?
what are the requirements for a person to succeed in nursing?
what is your opinion about your last teacher.
questions you might want to ask:
what kind of professional advancement is available to nurses here?
what are some of the attributes of working for your hospital?
if i were to get a job offer from another hospital, what would make me decide to work for this one?
what is the criterion you will use to select the person you are looking for?
what kind of support can i expect from the nursing educators and preceptors during my orientation?
how does the hospital handle new grads that might be slow in becoming oriented to their new jobs?