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Hello everyone!!

As a new grad transitioning into nursing and getting that first nursing job is hard right now.

So I wanted to make a thread for people who have gotten jobs or know exactly what nurse managers are looking for when they conduct interviews!

I know there isnt a magical word you can say and BOOM! :up:You got the job but I think that its a combination of things and maybe hearing advice through here will help.

So of course body language is really important! Any hints on choice of wording, certain things to say. Maybe focus a lot on patient care/ education?

Can't wait to hear advice :)

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Good question! Wish I knew the answer... please someone give some insight

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@NycRN92

Im trying to PM you but your inbox is full

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@klw96 i deleted my messages so u can pm me now and I appreciate all your help!

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klone has 14 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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You need to appear well-spoken and confident.

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no pming me as well? or posting advice on this forum for everyone to see? lol

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Lol wish I had advice for you but I seem unable to land a job! So someone else should share their secrets.

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DeepBreath that was for something completely different her inbox was full and I decided to comment randomly on one of her post so she would see lol

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I'm probably not the best nurse to answer this, I got hired after just one interview....but here's my take:

Be really careful not to hem and haw. I tend to say "umm" a lot, I worked hard not to do that during the interview.

The interviews are aimed at testing your critical thinking skills. Be prepared for questions like "Why do you want to work here?", "Tell us about the worst thing that every happened on a job-or in a clinical-and how did you handle it?" "How do you handle conflict with a co-worker/patient/Dr.?" There will be questions that are directly related to HIPAA-those are pretty easy. Other questions that are legal issues, also easy if you are prepared.

Besides being clean and neat, no perfume! People are allergic to it, don't wear it!

Speaking of smells...I interviewed on a floor where I knew some nurses. I baked cookies to take to them and stopped a few minutes before my interview to say hi and ask them to put in a good word for me and it worked. The funny art of that is that I didn't think about the cookies until an hour or two before the interview, so I was already dressed and ready to go by the time I pulled the first batch out of the oven. As a result, I smelled like fresh baked cookies at the interview! After I started working, one of the nurses who was on the panel happened by the floor and said "I was so glad they hired cookie girl!" I think it helped!

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