How New Nurses Can Answer the Question, “Why should we hire you?”

  It’s getting harder for fresh new nurses straight out of college to get jobs. Companies prefer to hire experienced nurses and will only take on new grads who stand out in the interview. The question you should always expect during the interview is this: “Why should we hire you?”   Think about this question, and prepare your answer prior to the interview. Practice in front of the mirror to make you more confident in answering, if you have to. It is one of the most important questions and can determine whether you get the job or not. In this […]

From Bedside Nurse to Writer

                Tell me that story again! This is what my coworkers have always said. Whenever we were on break or had some down time, they always wanted to hear the stories that I had to tell. I learnt how to tell stories from my grandmother. She was an excellent storyteller.   As a child growing up in Kenya, my grandma always put me to sleep by telling me a bedtime story.   My nursing career has had so much adventure and excitement as well as so many challenges. In Africa, I worked with […]

How You Can Survive the Panel Interview.

          Imagine walking into an interview and finding seven people sitting around a table, looking you over from head to toe. Then, after a moment, it strikes you that you will be interviewed by the whole panel. This can make you feel extremely intimidated. There are some nurses who would just freeze out of fear. Fear will not help you if you are hoping to give the interviewers a good impression.   When getting ready to attend an interview, you need to prepare for the worst. A panel interview is very challenging, and most nurses get […]