Mastering Behavioral Interviews in Nursing
Laura Wisniewski | Nursing Voice
The next time
Perhaps, this time you were not offered the position. After the selection process is completed, when asked, most interviewers are willing to provide feedback. Asking for and accepting feedback will rapidly accelerate your professional development.
Potential questions to ask would be: What qualities or skills does the ideal candidate possess? What would you recommend that I improve? Do you have any other suggestions? Let it be known that you are interested in reapplying in the future. Thank the interviewer for their time and feedback.
There will always be a next time. Remain prepared for the many transitions over the course of your nursing career. Change will periodically manifest itself in the form of job opportunities, organizational redesign, life stages or a new career path.
Keep your interviewing skills sharp and available for the next opportunity. Participate on panel interviews for new team members. In addition to observing behavioral interviewing techniques first hand, you will have input into the selection process.
Keep moving toward your goals
Mastering these steps will significantly increase your probability of success. Each new skill or technique moves you a step closer to attaining your goals. Matching your unique skills and talents with the right opportunities, benefits both your career and healthcare.