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Interview Advice Please

Specializes in Intrested in hospice & psych.

OMG, I have an interview!!! I am so excited And freaked out :eek: Here is my problem:

I have a great resume and I always interview well. I am super confident, dressed perfect, etc...but I have not been successful in the past two interviews I went to (they were not for CNA). I only went to two in the past two years. I know I was way over qualified for the positions and w/the job situation there were probably a billion people interviewing for them :banghead: I was just not used to that though since I have always been hired on the spot or after one interview for every job I have ever had.

So now I feel horrible, very nervous and like there is something wrong with me where I never felt this way before :o. I have no idea what it could be. :confused:

I have an interview with a recruiter for a CNA position at the hospital for one of the schools I am interested in (99.99% sure) I will be attending next fall. I really, really, really want to work here. So I don't want to mess this up. :doh:

What should I do for the interview for a CNA position? I just don't want to blow this.

I have no CNA experience just got my CNA in June but I have plenty of real life experience since I have helped my family members with hospice. Should I mention that if they ask about experience or is that too personal?

If anyone has any advice :twocents: about CNA interviews I would really appreciate it from those who have been there. :)

I would absolutely mention your experiences with hospice and family members. Anything to demonstrate your passion for helping those who can't help themselves. There is a reason why you became a CNA. What I would recommend doing is writing the reason(s) down on paper and then formulating some dialogue, er "script" based on what you've written. You say you interview well and really want this job.

If the place you're interviewing has a website, study it thoroughly. If they have a mission statement, memorize it. Try to visualize how you would feel working there, and see yourself in that position. Be genuine and be confident. Anticipate the mind-numbing opener: Why do you want to work with us? If you can answer that without hesitation, you will be way ahead of the competition.

By the way, don't dwell on the competition. There's nothing you can do about that. Focus on what you do have control over, which are your preparedness and your motivation. Nervousness can be your friend.

Wishing you great success!


Specializes in Intrested in hospice & psych.

Thanks for the tips! I heard back today and my interview is next week so I have a week to prepare! Now I am only worried about the fact that I am a full time student :eek:

Hopefully that will not count against me. I am really flexible other than when I am in school...I just really want this job so I can get some hands on experience and from everyone I have ever met or ever talked to this is a great place to work.

Thanks again!


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