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10 Subtle Ways to Sabotage Your Interview

Jeff Hindenach | NursingLink

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Problem: You may be the king or queen of waxing poetic, but it doesn’t matter how many big words you use. If there is no substance to your answer, chances are your interviewer will see right through your BS. Rambling can make your interviewer uncomfortable or bored, as well as tip him off that you talk more than you listen — a big strike against you in nursing.

How to Fix It: Make sure you always have a point. After each question, take five seconds to focus on exactly which point you want to make. Even if you are unsure how to get there, ending with a definitive answer is better than confusing the interviewer or looking like you don’t know what you’re talking about.


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