I was able to get an interview for an intership as a student and I'm very excited! I feel really privledged to have an oppurtunity to be even considered. Especially in this economy. I was hoping for any advice to best prepare for the interview. I really want this and any help is appreciated!
May 2, '09
I got a job too. I start June 2nd and I'm really thankful to have a full time job with great benefits. First of all......start preparing for what they might ask you.
Below, I've pasted questions I prepared for. Also, buy yourself a nice outfit that YOU FEEL GREAT IN. I didn't buy a suit because I knew I wouldn't wear it again. I bought a business looking sweater set. I already had a great pair of navy blue linen pants at home. I matched my shoes with my purse. Don't wear too much make-up. No flashy jewelry. Smile a lot when you answer the questions. Here are the questions.
1. Tell me about yourself
*tell about career, family, education
2. What would you do if a co-worker asked you to do something unethical?
3. What if a patient touched you inappropriately. What would you do?
4. Sometimes the interviewer will hand you a piece of paper with a scenario or information on it and say……. Review this information and tell me how you would proceed.
5. Where do you see yourself in 3-5 years?
6. What other interests do you have outside of work?
*tell about hobbies, volunteering,
7. What separates you from the other candidates? Why should you be selected?
8. Give me 1-3 words to describe yourself. Why did you pick those words?
9. Would your co-workers say you are a team player?
10. Are there other areas of nursing you are interested in?
11. Describe a situation at work/clinical that made you feel uncomfortable and how did you deal with it?
12. What do you see as your strengths…….
**examples – respectful, compassionate, honest
What are your weaknesses
Try to make your weakness into a strength
13. If someone in a higher administrative position than your immediate boss came up to you and said do this…..What would you do ?
**Either say…..Yes..but then go check with immediate boss OR
I need to check with my immediate boss first.
There are also quite a few interview threads on this site.
Hope this helps,
May 2, '09
I just landed a nurse tech position after a year of applying for more positions than I want to think about (and landing only 2 interviews during that time)! I think what sold this manager on me was my obvious enthusiasm for the unit (maternity). I actually told a manager at another interview that I would like to work in L&D in the future and his unit was oncology. Oops! Good luck!