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    15 Toughest Interview Questions (and Answers!)

    1. Why do you want to work in this industry? Bad answer: “I love to talk medical jargon. Even as a kid, I spent hours flipping through medical dictionaries and pretending I was a nurse.” Don’t just say you like it. Anyone can do that. Focus instead on your history with that particular industry, and if you can, tell a success ...
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    10 Subtle Ways to Sabotage Your Interview

    We all know that showing up late to an interview or wearing something totally inappropriate can ruin your chances for a nursing job offer, right? But are you keeping in mind the more subtle ways that you could unexpectedly sabotage your job interview? Don’t let it happen to you! Stay aware of these 10 common subconscious mistakes — ones that ...
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    10 Worst Answers to Nursing Interview Questions

    10 Worst Answers to Nursing Interview Questions
    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 ...
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    Free Business Cards for NursingLink Members!

    Free Business Cards for NursingLink Members!
    NursingLink has partnered with VistaPrint to provide free business cards to all of our members. You can pick from a library of templates, choose the contact information you want to include and have your business cards delivered in just a few days! Printing is free! You pay only for shipping and processing.
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    Nursing Interview Cheat Sheet

    Nursing Interview Cheat Sheet
    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 ...
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    5 Interview Types and How to Ace Them

    All interviews were not created equal. Depending on the role, the industry and the ruthlessness of your potential employer, you may encounter one – or a combination – of the common interview types. Each one is unique, and demands a tailored approach to its preparation. Lucky for you, we've identified the five most common interview methods. We'll give you the ...
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    The Meaning Behind Stupid Nursing Interview Questions

    If you’ve been in the nursing game long enough, the same lame questions will manage to show up in interview after interview. Where do you see yourself in five years? What's your greatest weakness? You know, the small-talk questions that fill up the time between the really important questions. But all those seemingly meaningless questions actually have a purpose — ...
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    How to Handle Common Interview Questions

    How to Handle Common Interview Questions
    Every interview has a unique focus, but some questions are asked so often, it makes sense to do all you can to prepare for them. In order to be successful, you need a strategy -- not scripted answers. Your goal should be to emphasize the experiences in your background that best fit what each interviewer is looking for. In this series, ...
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    Tips to Ace Your Healthcare Interview

    Tips to Ace Your Healthcare Interview
    Even the smartest and most qualified job seekers need to prepare for job interviews. Why, you ask? Interviewing is a learned skill, and there are no second chances to make a great first impression. So study these _10 strategies_ and caveats to enhance your interview IQ. Listen From the very beginning of the interview, your interviewer is giving you information, either ...
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    9 Memorable Interview Questions to Ask

    9 Memorable Interview Questions to Ask
    The landscape for job seekers today is more treacherous than at any other time in recent memory. In other words, if you want a job today, the hard work starts when you prepare for the interview. That means not just nailing the questions you are asked, but actually asking the kinds of questions designed to make the interviewer sit up and ...
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    How Nurses Can Detect an Unhealthy Work Environment

    How Nurses Can Detect an Unhealthy Work Environment
    When you’re looking for a new nursing position, the quality of the work environment will play a big role in determining whether you’ll be happy or miserable on the job. Fortunately, you can get an indication of that intangible but important element while you’re interviewing -- if you know what to ask and what to look for. Before Your Interview: Do ...
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    Save a Nursing Interview Gone Wrong

    Save a Nursing Interview Gone Wrong
    Everything was going so well. Your firm handshake and professional demeanor got you a warm smile from the head nurse. The interview started off with some small talk that turned into some skillfully answered questions. You can just about see what your average shift is going to look like. Then, just like that, the nursing interview takes a turn for the ...
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    Food for Thought on Lunch Interviews

    Food for Thought on Lunch Interviews
    Dining out is usually associated with pleasure and relaxation -- except when you're being interviewed for a job while you're eating. There are many reasons why an employer will choose to conduct an interview over lunch. "A hiring manager may not want office staff to know the company is hiring for a particular position," says career strategist and workplace consultant J.T. ...
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    3 Ways to Handle a Hostile Interviewer

    3 Ways to Handle a Hostile Interviewer
    We’ve all been in interviews when it seems like all the interviewer wants to do is trip you up. It’s like everything you say is somehow misinterpreted to mean something completely different. How can you diffuse such an uncomfortable situation? First, understand that the interviewer’s hostility is probably not about you. Most likely, the interviewer started his day off by arguing ...
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    6 Illegal Nursing Interview Questions

    6 Illegal Nursing Interview Questions
    Wondering which questions you'll be asked during your nursing interview? You should expect the usual ones, such as "Where do you see yourself in five years?" and "What's your greatest weakness?" But then there are more colorful questions, such as "What animal best describes you?" and "If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to ...
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    How to End a Healthcare Job Interview

    How to End a Healthcare Job Interview
    In preparing for a job interview, you've probably practiced a firm (but not too firm) handshake, rehearsed answers to tough questions about your background, and polished up your lucky interview shoes. But many job hunters overlook a crucial part of the interview process: the very end. As you finish an interview, you have one last chance to sell the interviewer on ...
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    Beat the Toughest Nursing Interview Question

    Beat the Toughest Nursing Interview Question
    “Where do you see yourself in five years?” We all know the question. So why are we still stumped when someone asks this granddaddy of a ridiculous interview question in our interview? Here’s why – because most job seekers believe it has no relevance. The reason? No hospital can (or ever will) guarantee a nurse a job for five years. But, ...
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    Make the Right Impression with Business Cards

    Make the Right Impression with Business Cards
    Take a look the next time you see two professional people meet each other for the first time. Chances are, they’ll shake hands and exchange business cards. Each hands the other her card, looks it over, and gets on with the conversation or business at hand. If you’re like most nurses, you probably don’t have a business card. But every professional ...
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    5 Interview Wrong Turns

    When you think of psychology, do asylums and psychopaths come to mind? Well, so should job interviewers…and not because some may seem like sadistic psychopaths. A recent study from two psychologists, Thomas Hillard and Therese McCan, in The Journal of Psychology reveals a lot about what goes through interviewers' minds and how job seekers can use that to their advantage. An ...
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    5 Job Seeker Mistakes That Scream "I'm Unprofessional"

    5 Job Seeker Mistakes That Scream "I'm Unprofessional"
    In most job-filling situations, the employer has the luxury of choosing from several well-qualified applicants, all of whom could probably do the job. That's when the little things, like the common but often unrecognized mistakes described here, almost always come into play. Make sure you avoid them, so they don't cost you a shot at the job. 1. Using a Cutesy ...
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