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15 Toughest Interview Questions (and Answers!)

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10. How do you explain your gap in employment?

Bad answer:
"I was so tired of working, and I needed a break,” or “I just can’t find a nursing job.”

Employment gaps are always tough to explain. You don’t want to come across as lazy or unhireable. Find a way to make your extended unemployment seem like a choice you made, based on the right reasons.

Good answer:
“My work is important to me, so I won’t be satisfied with any old nursing job. Instead of rushing to accept the first thing that comes my way, I’m taking my time and being selective to make sure my next role is the right one."


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