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new grad interviewing for ER tomorrow!

Hi!

I am a new grad and I'm interviewing for an ER position tomorrow....

First.. I have a portfolio (with my cover letter, resume, certs/licenses, letters of recommendation, transcript) but my interview will multiple people. Should I bring several portfolios? Or will 1 suffice? I don't mind bringing a few, I just don't want it to come across as weird.

Also, is there any advice for an ER interview? what types of questions are generally asked-- more behavioral or situational, or both?

Thanks :lol2:

Congrats!!!!

I am also a new grad with an interview tomorrow! I am bringing my portfolio, 5 resumes and then a loose paper copy of my portfolio in case they need the documents separated for any reason. The resumes are for when they bring in additional people to do a peer interview...no need to bring extra portfolios. That is really just the special thing for the hiring manager/director.

Good luck!!!

apocatastasis

Specializes in Psychiatry, ICU, ER.

Hi!

I am a new grad and I'm interviewing for an ER position tomorrow....

First.. I have a portfolio (with my cover letter, resume, certs/licenses, letters of recommendation, transcript) but my interview will multiple people. Should I bring several portfolios? Or will 1 suffice? I don't mind bringing a few, I just don't want it to come across as weird.

Also, is there any advice for an ER interview? what types of questions are generally asked-- more behavioral or situational, or both?

Thanks :lol2:

You can never tell what they'll ask. Sometimes the questions come from last field. Don't worry about it.

Hospitals generally make you jump through at least a couple of hoops, and bringing several portfolios will make you seem like a nutcase. One would do fine.

To be honest, I generally don't bring anything but myself to these interviews. Your opinion may differ, but I feel that if a hospital is so disorganized that they can't find the electronic résumé I VERY CAREFULLY typed, edited, and proofread before submitting online, that is not a hospital worth working for.

apocatastasis

Specializes in Psychiatry, ICU, ER.

Also, good luck... don't sweat it!

Thanks for the replies! Good luck on your interview tomorrow too!

I will only bring one portfolio (yes I guess I'm starting to freak out which is why I thought about bringing multiple), resume copies, and try to take deep breaths!!!

Thanks!! :lol2:

~Mi Vida Loca~RN, ASN, RN

Specializes in Emergency Dept. Trauma. Pediatrics.

I just brought my charming personality. No really. :|

Good luck tomorrow. Be confident (not cocky), Smile, give a good handshake, show them why they want you. Be more then what's on your portfolio, have the personality to match.

DixieRedHead, ASN, RN

Specializes in ED/ICU/TELEMETRY/LTC.

And remember you are a new grad, it's ok if you say there is something you don't know. Remember your ABCs for clinical questions, don't try to fake it. If there is one thing you can't do, it's BS an ED nurse. Good luck.

JessiekRN

Specializes in Emergency.

Hi!! I just got hired for an ER position in the hospital I've been working in. I 'm not a new grad, so I'm sure the interview will be different, but I thought I'd pass along some of my experience. The interview was pretty standard as far as interviews go, no real surprises, but some of the questions asked were:

How do you handle stress? How competent are you with prioritizing/ multitasking? Why do you want to work in the ER? What are some of your characteristics that you think will help you working in the ER? What adjectives would your co workers use to describe you?

No real surprises, as I said. There were a few clinical questions, which I don't know if you'll face being a new grad. The interviewer did ask how I feel about infants/ peds (they rotate in my ER) and specifically about telemetry experience (I don't have any but said I am a fast learner and eager to acquire new skills). I think the biggest thing they look for is how you work under stress (I responded that I thrive on it- which is true. I hate being bored and do my best when things get a little chaotic).

I hope this helps you. Ask a lot of questions (how long is orientation? what certifications will I still need?), be super confident, and act like everything they tell you is the most interesting thing anyone's ever said!! Good luck.

Hi, thanks for all the replies, advice, and good luck wishes! I really love this website and I'm so happy there are supportive nurses out there!!

The interview itself was pretty quick... there were 3 people who just asked "if I could work on any unit which would I pick?" (ER of course!), and why? And then explain some core values of the hospital and what they mean to me. Then they explained the new grad training, I asked questions about the program and the hospital/ER, and it was over.. it was really quick. They looked over my portfolio and told me I would hear back from them tomorrow. TOMORROW!

So I'm just biting my nails until then! I don't know what to think about how quick the whole process was! And it's so hard not to replay the interview in my head and think about what I should have said more..but I will remember for next time :).

How did it go today??

how did yours go??

I think it went well! It lasted a long time and I'm going back tomorrow to shadow. It's my top pick position so I am VERY hopeful, I hope I make a good impression tomorrow!! Good luck :)

I think it went well! It lasted a long time and I'm going back tomorrow to shadow. It's my top pick position so I am VERY hopeful, I hope I make a good impression tomorrow!! Good luck :)

o wow thats great, sounds like good news for you!! Did you ask to shadow or did they offer? what area are you from, if you don't mind me asking? :)

I'm in San Antonio. They asked me to shadow as part of the interview process. I work at a different hospital as a PCA so I feel like I will be helpful, I hope it goes well :)

Where are you from?

Prettyladie

Specializes in Emergency.

I just got hired at Scott and white ER. Relatively close to San Antonio. Have you heard anything

I'm in San Antonio. They asked me to shadow as part of the interview process. I work at a different hospital as a PCA so I feel like I will be helpful, I hope it goes well :)

Where are you from?

Im from san francisco. Well I hope it went well today! I havent heard anything but I have another interview somewhere else next week in case this one didn't work out. Man, I've been looking for a job for 6months and no luck...now all of a sudden Ive had/will have a bunch of interviews..weird how that works out!

SF415, did you hear back regarding your interview?

SF415, did you hear back regarding your interview?

I called to check back, but I never heard back from them... but I got offered a job somewhere else, so Im happy!! =) thanks for asking

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