When things go wrong during your interview

  Interviews are extremely stressful because you have to get things right since there is never a second chance to create a first impression. – But what if something goes wrong? What can you do about it? Read on to find out how you can deal with seven situations:   1. Your cell phone rings Apologize for this quickly as you search for your phone and then cancel the call immediately. Put the phone on silent mode or switch it off. Once again, make eye contact with the panel of interviewers and apologize for the mistake and kindly request that […]

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 […]

What’s The Best Resume Format For Nurses?

          You know the saying, “Save the best for last!” One of the last courses we did in nursing school was “Resume Writing.”   It was such an important course because it would open doors to our future – the icing on the cake. This was one class everyone paid attention to, because if you didn’t know how to write a resume, then how could you to get a job? Nursing school would have been a wasted four years of hard work. I can still hear the professor’s voice saying,” Write your name on the left […]