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Nursing Interview Cheat Sheet

Nursing Interview Cheat Sheet

By Jennifer LeClaire | Monster Contributing Writer

If you’re a trained nursing professional, you can afford to be a discriminating job seeker, thanks to the nursing shortage. But you still need to prepare thoroughly for every job interview.

Part of the process of getting ready for an interview is knowing the questions you want to ask a potential employer. These questions should demonstrate your interest in the opportunity while helping you gauge whether the position is the right match for your skills, goals, personality and lifestyle.

Your inquiries should cover three main areas: orientation and training, the working environment, and the employer’s management and administration. Here’s an interview cheat sheet:

Orientation and Training

Working Environment

Management and Administration

An Offer in Hand

A couple of interview caveats: Never ask about the number of ethnic employees, and never ask the interviewer any questions that could be construed as personal.

Think of the interview as a conversation, not an interrogation. While the meeting is the interviewer’s chance to find out about you, it’s also your chance to ask about the issues that can significantly affect your short- and long-term job satisfaction.


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