Advice on what to say during a job interview

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@thefuturemrsD:  That sounds really good to me, but I guess, for me, when I would interview for retail positions and I would ask them to tell me about themselves, I expected them to tell me who they were as a person, their hobbies, all of that so I could see if they were someone I got along with. Perhpas before you go into your professional side you could give them a brief overview of who you are and what you like to do.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@thefuturemrsD:  

In addition to these things I also possess all the skills necessary for this position as stated in the application.

I would keep in mind that you are still a student and though you may posess entry level skills, there are many things left to learn before you reach a level of competent practice. Be careful not to come across as cocky.
 
When I used to hire nurses, the thing I most wanted to be sure of, especially when hiring a new grad, was that if they came across any situation they weren’t 100 % sure of, they would ask questions.
No one minds someone who asks questions. New grads aren’t expected to know everything. What we don’t want is a new grad who pretends they know everything and lets a patient’s condition deteriorate  or go undetected because she/he won’t speak up to anyone in fear of being judged by what they don’t know.

 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@thefuturemrsD:  That’s exactly right. You never know what they want, so I would give them a little bit of both just in case that is what they are looking for. I would assume they’d want to know a little about kind of person you are, but perhaps your aunt knows better since she is a nurse manager and interviews for these types of positions.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@thefuturemrsD:  Sorry. I thought you were graduating and applying for an RN position.

In that case, I would give the manager a bit of both. Tell her a few of your interests that could be an asset in the position- I love to read, I am a multi tasker, I speak Spanish (if you do) then tell her about your work related qualities.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

@thefuturemrsD:  I used to do HR, and if they are calling you back, you probably interview well.  They liked you.  Sometimes a hiring decision will it comes down to something random.  You’ve got what it takes, don’t sweat it!  

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