Tuesday, August 27, 2013
So I have an interview tomorrow.
Turns out that H.A. (former nurse manager) had been calling me all day today while I was sleeping. Kimm said it started at about 8:45 and didn’t stop until she called at 3:30 (which is when Kimm finally woke me up to talk to her). She was calling because she really wanted to set up an interview for me for the following day. I was pretty sleepy talking with her so I can’t remember everything she said but she said I would be great. So my interview is at 2:15, first with all the nurse managers, then with the clinical supervisors at 3:00, and then with J.K. (head of the entire nursing department) at 3:30. Not intimidating at all, huh?? I jest 🙂
After I hung up with the phone, I immediately started getting nervous.
So much for a relaxing first night off!
I pretty much spent the remainder of the night studying and practicing the interview questions I had come up with by doing a Google search (what would we DO without Google??!!)
Here’s a few of the questions I prepped for…
~~Why do you want this job?
~~Tell us about yourself.
~~What are your strengths?
~~What are your weaknesses?
~~How would others describe you?
~~What would you do if there was a disagreement between a nurse and an aide?
~~How would you handle a disruptive patient/family member?
~~How do you handle stress?
~~How do you lead?
~~What would you do if an employee broke a hospital policy?
I think there were a few more as well, but you get the gist…it was a lot to keep straight. It is SO true that until you actually PRACTICE answering questions, it seems pretty easy (thinking the answers in your head is a breeze!) It was a bit rough the first go around, but got smoother the second time.
A BIG thanks to Kimm for helping me with that!!!
Not much time to relax tonight, just a bit of House Hunters before bed.
I’m crossing my fingers that everything goes well tomorrow!!