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Tips to Ace Your Healthcare Interview

Tips to Ace Your Healthcare Interview

Carole Martin | Monster Contributing Writer

Even the smartest and most qualified job seekers need to prepare for job interviews.

Why, you ask? Interviewing is a learned skill, and there are no second chances to make a great first impression. So study these 10 strategies and caveats to enhance your interview IQ.

Listen

From the very beginning of the interview, your interviewer is giving you information, either directly or indirectly. If you are not hearing it, you are missing a major opportunity. Good communication skills include listening and letting the person know you heard what he said. Observe your interviewer, and match that style and pace.

Don’t Talk Too Much

Telling the interviewer more than he needs to know could be a fatal mistake. When you have not prepared ahead of time, you may tend to ramble, sometimes talking yourself right out of the job. Prepare for the interview by reading through the job posting, matching your skills with the position’s requirements and relating only that information.

Don’t Be Too Familiar

The interview is a professional meeting to talk business. This is not about making a new friend. Your level of familiarity should mimic the interviewer’s demeanor. It is important to bring energy and enthusiasm to the interview and to ask questions, but do not overstep your place as a candidate looking for a job.

Use Appropriate Language

It’s a given that you should use professional language during the interview. Be aware of any inappropriate slang words or references to age, race, religion, politics or sexual orientation — these topics could send you out the door very quickly.

Next: Don’t Be Cocky >>


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    GilMichaeli

    over 5 years ago

    6 comments

    In reply to Lolite, you should learn how to write in English before looking for nursing work in America. Clearly written communication is important in this business, is it not?

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    GilMichaeli

    over 5 years ago

    6 comments

    In reply to Lolite, you should learn how to write in English before looking for nursing work in America. Clearly written communication is important in this business, is it not?

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    lolite

    about 6 years ago

    12 comments

    thanks for reply me and i wish can do interview through net or if u can connect me with any responser to help me to find job in usa
    am egyption women and i study in egypt and all my certificate is register from egypt and i pass 12y studieded at high school then i pass 4y study at nursing college in egypt and i have licence register from ministery of health in egypt as register nurse plus i have exp 12y in nursing field
    so please may u help me to find job according to the requierment
    or connect me to who is hiriring
    thanks too much
    lolita
    egypt

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    dmchaucer

    almost 7 years ago

    28 comments

    I really enjoyed this article and feel it will benefit me when I go to apply for a job in healthcare.

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    laurene

    almost 7 years ago

    2 comments

    these basic but good ideas

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    gofiguer

    almost 7 years ago

    4 comments

    Traditioinally, nurses were not taught these skills in school. Healthcare facilities were in such high need of us, we werer practically hired on the spot for most nurisng jobs. However, if a nurse wants to be more selective about his/her carrer path, interviewing for more that one postion is important and these are invaluable skills.

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    gofiguer

    almost 7 years ago

    4 comments

    Traditioinally, nurses were not taught these skills in school. Healthcare facilities were in such high need of us, we werer practically hired on the spot for most nurisng jobs. However, if a nurse wants to be more selective about his/her carrer path, interviewing for more that one postion is important and these are invaluable skills.

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    LoveANurseAide

    almost 7 years ago

    26 comments

    With me being at a critical point where job seeking is mandatory these tips are invaluable! Thanks so much!

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    NevadaRN

    almost 7 years ago

    118 comments

    Interviews can make or break getting a job or getting into school. An interview can make up for things lagging in a resume.

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    Ruby

    almost 7 years ago

    22 comments

    Simple things we all know but dont pay attention to. Good Information. A must read for every one before the job interview just as a reminder. This article helped me see where I am not doing well with my interview. Its an ART
    We all need to learn .

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    dianneck

    almost 7 years ago

    4 comments

    Very informative for any candidate seeking employment.

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