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10 Worst Answers to Nursing Interview Questions

10 Worst Answers to Nursing Interview Questions

Georgia Price | NursingLink

You’ve probably already read the articles about the top interview questions for nursing job seekers and the 7 things you should do in an interview, but do you know what you shouldn’t do?

Sure, you know you shouldn’t where your shortest mini skirt, your oldest shoes or that “I’m with Stupid” t-shirt you thought was so funny 15 years ago, but did you know that the worst interview mistakes are often the least obvious? Interview deal-breakers are usually subtle and frequently overlooked by the job-seeker. Your answers to interview questions are obviously the most important element to the interview, and that’s why it’s important that you know what to say and what not to say.

You can prepare all you want by learning the right answers, but do you know how to avoid the wrong ones?

What is Your Desired Salary?

Many job-seekers don’t expect to hear this question until the second interview or they have a job offer in hand, but many employers having started to ask it as a way to week out potential employees who have unrealistic expectations. The key here is to do your research. Know what others in the field, with similar education and experience, are making. Know what you have to make to survive, but wait to haggle until you have an actual offer.

Bad Answer: I want to make as much as possible. An impressive salary is the reason you get into health care, right? I won’t settle for less than twice as much as I make now. And trust me, I’m worth it.

Better Answer: I would like to make roughly $50,000 annually, which is slightly more than I currently make. But, of course, the more the better!

Best Answer: I would like to make $45,000 – $50,000 annually. I believe that my five years of experience in the field plus the additional health care certifications I earned last year add to my value as an employee. However, I got into health care to make a difference, and salary is secondary to working at a job I love.

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    TeresahRN

    about 2 years ago

    142198 comments

    Snuggles1, I wonder if you live on the East or West coast or up North.. the salaries are higher but in the south they are like the story says.. Teresa, Moderator for NL>>

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    Snuggles1

    about 2 years ago

    2 comments

    to mention $50,000 per year as answer to salary question is ridiculous and incorrect/outdated. Registered Nurses are making $60,000 to 70,000 a year across the country now. My response would be "negotiable

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    tua022012

    about 2 years ago

    6 comments

    Thanks for the insight. I look forward to reading more from all of you.

    Let me introduce you some useful materials: http://www.humanresources.hrvinet.com/employment-manager-interview-questions/

    Best regards

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    Midas1

    over 2 years ago

    4 comments

    "Sure, you know you shouldn’t where your shortest mini skirt..."

    How about wear for "where". Errors like this one ensure an automatic out. The number one rule for submitting materials should be to proofread.

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    DC_ED_RN

    over 2 years ago

    4 comments

    I had to stop after #5 or so. Which ones not to say were useful. But too many of the Right things to say are about those at the top of the field, DON for example. How about giving us peons, say, those of us who have not been so much as Charge yet, some useful things to say?

    Thanks!
    DC, RN

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    DC_ED_RN

    over 2 years ago

    4 comments

    I had to stop after #5 or so. Which ones not to say were useful. But too many of the Right things to say are about those at the top of the field, DON for example. How about giving us peons, say, those of us who have not been so much as Charge yet, some useful things to say?

    Thanks!
    DC, RN

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    tua022012

    over 2 years ago

    6 comments

    Thanks for your link. It's useful for our community.
    Same material can be found at : http://interviewquestionsandanswers.biz/benefits-manager-interview-questions/
    I hope it's useful for you and you like it. Please continue sharing more information at this topic.
    Best rgs!

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    nightladyd

    almost 3 years ago

    2 comments

    It's a great article....
    Thanks so much

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    NewGradJK

    over 3 years ago

    2 comments

    This article was extremely helpful. My interview is in 2 days. I will practice my answers to these questions. Will tell you the results of the interview soon. Thx.

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    Indiradsamariarn4

    almost 4 years ago

    2 comments

    erfre

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    dtone77

    about 4 years ago

    2 comments

    this has helped me so so much . I went on an interview not to long ago and bombed it. These questions are exactly the ones the DON used. I have another interview in a couple of days with a different hospital and I feel much more prepared. THANKS:)

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    sfrazier05

    about 4 years ago

    14 comments

    This is excellent information.

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    ckozina

    over 4 years ago

    4 comments

    This was great! I kept these tips in mind during my interview and was offered the position! Thanks!

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    maccudia_8

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    This is very helpful. great job

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    erincas

    over 4 years ago

    46 comments

    These are excellent tips!! Thanks for sharing them with us :-)

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