Whether you are just starting out in your career as a nurse or are a seasoned veteran, the interview process can sometimes be a daunting one. There are many ways to prepare and help you feel your best for the big day, so we asked our recruiters to share the top interview tips and tricks they give to nurses. Watch our short video or read what they had to say below.
“Smile during your phone interviews – they are just as important as in-person ones – because it will help you sound cheery and attentive.” – Abby L, Wisconsin
“First impressions are important. Always dress to impress and sit up straight.” – Donna B, San Antonio
“Bring extra copies of your resume or CV and a list of references. Having your documents in order will help you look organized and prepared.” – Jahlana K, Providence
“Get to the interview early so you are not stressed about having enough time to prepare beforehand. You can also make sure you arrive on time by driving the route in advance.” – Megan P, North Jersey
“Before you sit down for an interview, take a deep breath and focus your attention on all the things that make you a good candidate.” – Shauntel V, Direct Hire
Bonus interview tips for nurses:
- Research the hospital/clinic you are interviewing with and know how you will be an asset to that facility.
- Preparation brings confidence. Be ready to answer a few basic questions about your background, strengths and weaknesses, etc.
- Interviews are just as important for you, the candidate. Asking questions about the company culture can help you determine if the position is right for you.