Although every interview you will ever attend will always be different from the last, you are sure to have a few questions that crop more often than other. Today we will have a look at the top 4 questions that you will most certainly either have dealt with or will be dealing with in the future.
- What are your strengths and weaknesses?
This question is one of the most dreaded in all interviews. Deal with it by minimising the focus on your personal weakness and focussing on your professional strengths. “I am always working on improving my communication skills to be a more effective Nurse and team player.”
- Why should we hire you?
Recap your experience. “With 5 years Healthcare experience and a proven track record of delivering excellent healthcare to patients I would be an excellent addition to your team.”
- If you was an animal what one would you be?
Interviewers use this type of question as a psychological probe to see if your can think quickly and on your feet. If you was to answer Bunny Rabbit you will come across as soft and a push over, and if you was to say a Lion you would be seen as aggressive. What type of personality would be right to get the job done and what kind of impression do you want to make?
- What salary are you seeking?
It is to your advantage if the employer tells you the range first. You can prepare by researching the going rate within your local area, and by setting your walk away point. One possible answer could be “I am sure when the time comes, we can agree on a reasonable amount. In what range do you usually pay a Nursing Professional with my level of experience?”
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