Nursing Interview Tips - Nurse Agency Interviews
Research: Do your homework on the Nursing Agency. Go to their website and find out as much information as you can. If you know someone who is currently working for them, ask him/her for information about them. Interviewers are always impressed when they know you have gone to the effort of researching their company. You will also avoid embarrassment of not knowing some basic information if asked.
Preparation: Have some sample answers ready. Practice saying your sample answers aloud. You may be asked why you want to leave your current employment. Try to avoid talking negatively about your current employment as this may give a bad impression. You should focus more on the positives of Traveling e.g. gaining experience while travelling, having the opportunities to work in many specialist areas that are not currently open to you, career advancement etc.
Punctuality: Arrive at least 30 minutes early for the interview. This will give you the chance to find where you have to go, relax and read over your preparation notes. You will be able to enter the interview room calm and assertive. If you arrive late, this will give the interviewers a bad impression. If something unavoidable has turned up and you cannot make the interview, phone the Nursing Company as soon as possible to reschedule. If it is a genuine reason most employers will understand.
Body Language: It is important to create a positive first impression. When you enter the interview room, greet the interviewing panel by shaking each of their hands. Maintain eye contact while shaking the persons hand and give them a firm handshake. If you are uncomfortable maintaining eye contact, focus just above the persons eyes instead. Try not to fidget with your hands during the interview. Interlink your fingers and place them on your lap or the table in front of you.
Give Examples: When answering questions, try and relate them to your own experiences as much as possible. If you can give specific examples of how you dealt with specific situations this will let the interviewing panel know exactly what you are capable of. If you don't have any relevant working examples, relate back to situations you encountered in Nursing School or some other aspect of your life where you showed the desired skills.
Be Interested: It is a good idea to have some sample questions prepared to ask the Nursing Company. If there is something that may concern you, and you have not been able to find the answer elsewhere, there is usually time permitted for such questions. It is also a good idea to have two good questions prepared to ask.
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