Phone interview... what to expect?

  1. I'm having a phone interview next week. Can anyone give me an idea of what kind of questions they might ask or have asked you in one of your phone interviews. please share! this would be my first interview by phone.

    i really need a job and i need all the help i can get to make a great first impression.

    thanks in advance
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    About deelpn85

    Joined: Apr '08; Posts: 43; Likes: 10
    LPN/LVN; from US
    Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience in LTC Psych, OB/GYN Clinic,Peds


  3. by   MomRN0913
    What is the position?
  4. by   deelpn85
    this is what the post says:

    Positions in this function include a LPN/LVN roles responsible for overseeing and participating in day to day clinical care of patients. Employees are involved in direct patient care in a clinic (senior care) environment.
  5. by   RN Rover
    I just had my first phone interview for a RN preceptorship position on a med-surg unit at a small hospital in Alaska. The interview was a conference call with the DON the unit manager and the preceptor. They asked me typical iterview questions like 'what do you hope to get out of a preceptorship'. 'What are your future nursing goals'. 'What does honesty mean to you in terms of patients, other nurses and managers'. 'What do you have to offer the unit as a nurse?' There were scenario questions also like 'Ms. B has been hitting the call button all day complaining of pain and all the nurses are ignoring her, as you walk by she hits the call light again, what do you do?'. And 'The family of a recently discharged patient is upset and feels patient did not receive adequate care, they are yelling at you and call you names, how do you respond?' At the end of the interview they asked me if I had questions, I asked a few, then they asked when I could start and said HR would call me next week and also explained the terms of the preceptorship. The phone call was between 30 and 40 minutes I think.
  6. by   nikki_nurse
    When I did my phone interview, I had papers spread out so that I could answer or ask questions. I did as much research as I could about the hospital and then the questions that I wanted to ask about the hospital.

    Also, I went though some sample interview questions (you can find lots if you search on here) and wrote down my answers.

    I also wrote down my strengths and weaknesses.

    I tend to freeze up if i am put on the spot so I found having everything in front of me comforting because it was all there (as long as you don't have too much in front of you and are making it sound like you are looking for something that you wrote down or reading off a piece of paper).
  7. by   deelpn85
    thanks for the replies. i got some great ideas.
  8. by   Meriwhen
    Lots of scenario questions, lots of "what if" questions, lots of questions about you, your education, your experience, how you handle stress, understaffing, etc.

    Good luck!