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5 Things You Should Avoid In A Nursing Job Interview

Here are some helpful tips that you should never show or say to your potential employer.
Looking for a nursing job can be tough for everyone, especially if you do not know the things that you should not be saying to your prospective employer. But first, in a nursing job interview, you must arrive on time, wear a proper attire, be confident about yourself, always think positive, and don't show a negative attitude such as giving a rude remark. By knowing all these important things, your chances of getting the job are high.

Here are a few things you should never show or say in a nursing job interview.

1. Being Arrogant

It is okay to display confidence, but do not be cocky because you might displease your interviewer. Do not give a bad impression to your potential employer that you know everything. As if, you are not open for any suggestions from other people. If possible, maintain a low profile that conveys you are an open person, willing to learn from others.

2. Having Inappropriate Expectations

Expectation that you are going to be a valuable asset to your company is actually a good thing. However, too many expectations can hurt or can lead to disappointments. For instance, do not expect that every year there is a salary increment. Also, do not expect that within one year of work you will get a high position in your workplace if you do not really deserve it.

In other words, you must get the support and respect from your co-workers even though you cannot please everybody. Therefore, when your interviewer asks you, what are your expectations for the job? Do not mention these high expectations which you cannot meet. It is better if you would tell your interviewer that you would try to do your best to become a valuable asset to your company through hard work, determination and dedication to the job if given a chance to join the organization.

3. Inquiring about salary too early

Although it is very important for you to know about your salary, avoid asking it too early because you are sending a wrong message to your interviewer that you are after for monetary gains and work is not your priority. You should show a real interest that you are interested for this job. If possible, try to maintain eye contact to your interviewer and be a good listener.

4. Irrelevant Talk

As I have said earlier, answer only the question that your potential employer asks. It is important to talk about the things that are relevant to the question. Do not give any irrelevant details because your employer may not be interested to hear those things. Perhaps, your interviewer may think of you that you are out of this world. Therefore, this may spoil your chances of getting the job.

5. Giving negative comments about your previous employer

Whatever happened in the past, do not be too negative about it. You have to show your interviewer that you are a positive person and you can cope up to any stressful situations. Passing negative comments will ruin your chances of getting the job, because this reveals your true nature that you are not an optimistic person, but rather a pessimistic one.

Before your nursing job interview, make sure that you are well-prepared and ready. Do constant practice at home before appearing the actual interview. Expect that your interviewer will ask you certain questions about your current or most recent job, previous employments, nursing skills, and other situational problems that a nurse might encounter during his/her work. Remember, it is better to be prepared and get a job than hearing a word sorry from your interviewer.
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Published: 8/19/2013
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