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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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    almost 4 years ago

    good advice! hopefully i can soon put it to use as i am currently looking for a job!

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    sueg

    about 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Great info thanks.

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    Bridge_4_the_People

    over 4 years ago

    44 comments

    This skills will definitle make me a super desirable candidate for my future employer.
    I am getting ready to transform myselp to be a great nurse. :-)
    Great thanks!

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    adefoluke

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    great information. Thank you

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    bbuck

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    This was great for examples on interviews. Not so unlike any type of job you would be going for. I look forward to just this type of interview, though I hear being hired in a NSG position where I currently work as a UCII there is a board of leaders to go before.

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    olavick

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    I NEED THOSE HINTS FOR MY COMING INTERVIEW. THANK YOU

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    Bedeude

    over 4 years ago

    6 comments

    How about when you're coming from a non-nursing profession into the nursing profession for the first time? Coming from a non-nursing profession, the questions will be answered quite differently. I do think this article is good; however, it could be expanded to cover those entering the nursing profession for the first time.

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    brentP

    over 4 years ago

    4 comments

    this is great!! thanx..

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    rnferia

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    It's no secret, you'll have better interviews when you anticipate questions like these. It's part of doing your homework. Good article...

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    j_moretz

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    This is a very helpful article. I wish I had it as a guide a few week ago. I just relocated after being in a very good position for the last 10 plus years and my interviewing skill are rusty. I wil use these pointers for my next interview!

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    Account Removed

    over 4 years ago

    Very useful information here.How do we share of facebook?

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    LATONIA067

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    This was very informative

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    Kozey

    almost 5 years ago

    32 comments

    This was A great help to me. I loved this aricle.

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    newdiva

    almost 5 years ago

    2876 comments

    This is a great article!!!

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    nurseamy_1979

    almost 5 years ago

    1762 comments

    Great info!

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