Interview Tips for Nurses
Questions about Your Background
– Name of Hospital, job title and job description, dates of employment.
– What were your responsibilities?
– What major challenges and problems did you face? How did you handle them?
– Why are you leaving your job?
– Why do you wish to relocate?
Questions about the New Job and the Hospital
– What interests you about this job?
– Why do you want this job?
– What applicable attributes / experience do you have?
– What do you know about this Hospital?
– Why do you want to work for this Hospital?
– What challenges are you looking for in a position?
– What can you contribute to this Hospital?
– Situational questions – these may be clinical and / or directly about the position.
Questions about You
– What are you looking for in your next job? What is important to you?
– What is your greatest weakness?
– What is your greatest strength? – Describe a typical work week. How would you describe the pace at which you work?
– How do you handle stress and pressure?
– What motivates you?
– Tell me about yourself.
– Questions about your career goals.
– What type of work environment do you prefer?
– Job interview questions about your abilities.
– More job interview questions about you.
Questions to Ask
The last interview question you may be asked is “What can I answer for you?”
Have a question or two of your own ready to ask. You aren’t simply trying to get this job – you are also interviewing the employer to assess whether this company and the position are a good fit for you!
Make a List of Responses to Interview Questions
Take the time to compile a list of responses to both types of interview questions and to itemize your skills, values, and interests as well as your strengths and weaknesses.
Emphasize what you can do to benefit the company rather than just what you are interested in.