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Tips to Ace Your Healthcare Interview

Tips to Ace Your Healthcare Interview

Carole Martin | Monster Contributing Writer

Don’t Be Cocky

Attitude plays a key role in your interview success. There is a fine balance between confidence, professionalism and modesty. Even if you’re putting on a performance to demonstrate your ability, overconfidence is as bad, if not worse, as being too reserved.

Take Care to Answer the Questions

When an interviewer asks for an example of a time when you did something, he is seeking a sample of your past behavior. If you fail to relate a specific example, you not only don’t answer the question, but you also miss an opportunity to prove your ability and talk about your skills.

Ask Questions

When asked if they have any questions, most candidates answer, “No”. Wrong answer; it is extremely important to ask questions to demonstrate an interest in what goes on in the company. Asking questions also gives you the opportunity to find out if this is the right place for you. The best questions come from listening to what is asked during the interview and asking for additional information.

Don’t Appear Desperate

When you interview with the “please, please hire me” approach; you appear desperate and less confident. Maintain the three C’s during the interview: cool, calm and confident. You know you can do the job; make sure the interviewer believes you can, too.

This article was originally published on Monster.com.

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    GilMichaeli

    almost 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

    almost 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

    almost 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

    over 6 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

    over 6 years ago

    2 comments

    these basic but good ideas

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    gofiguer

    over 6 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

    over 6 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

    over 6 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

    over 6 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

    over 6 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

    over 6 years ago

    4 comments

    Very informative for any candidate seeking employment.

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