May 29, 2013 at 3:58 PM #7116
I have my first interview for an LPN position after passing my boards! I am very excited, but I haven’t had an interview in ages. Any interview tips from you mighty nurses?May 29, 2013 at 4:39 PM #7119
Jason Hautala RNMember
Research the place you are interviewing at so that you can ask some intelligent questions. Remember, you are interviewing them as well as being interviewed, to make sure you are a good fit. Have in mind some examples you can give from nursing school or other places in which you were a good team player, when you went above and beyond when you etc. You can google common questions, so have specific examples in mind. If you have done something amazing in nursing school such as discovered an error in the hospital system that was going to harm a patient, and you noticed it, spoke up, and saved a life, etc … whatever they ask, bring the answer around to some strong points like that, but make sure you actually answer their questions so you don’t appear evasive.
Dress conservative, but nice. Now is not the time to wear your WOW dress. Times are changing, but many people in HR are still old fashioned and are expecting something more like you would wear to church and not to the club.
They will ask you what your future plans are, such as getting an RN, and what you want to do after that. Be honest with them. Think about your five year plan so you can articulate where you want to be and what you want to be doing in the future. Even if it is, saying that this LPN job is your end goal in life, they won’t believe you and it will make you look like you have no drive.
Back to work … good luck. I’m sure others will have better information, but this is a start for you.May 30, 2013 at 1:01 PM #7130
Thank you so much for the advice! It has helped a lot. I just finished my first interview and it went really well! I’m only worried that they might prefer someone with more experience. I have a few more later this week. I’m anxious to begin my work as a nurse.May 31, 2013 at 10:35 AM #7141
First, make sure your resume is up to date and polished. Keep your resume short and to the point. Include your acomplishments,goals,achivements,volenteer work,and any work experience you have,if any. Always research any place you apply for so that when they ask you a common interview question “Why do you want to work for us?” you will be able to answer it with confidence.Also, since they will ask you questions,ask questions back to them,that way they will know that you are interested in their company. Finally, most important, tell them thank you for their time and that you appreciated it,then if you haven’t heard from them in a few days, call them. This shows initative that you are interested in the job. Good Luck and God Bless. Valerie.
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