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4/10/09 2:21 A

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Just be yourself. I have been a nurse for over 6 years. Feel free to let me know what happens.

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4/8/09 10:10 P

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Good luck! And don't forget to send that thank you card......keep us posted!

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4/8/09 7:26 P

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so good to hear it went well............hopefully you will hear soon.........
prayers,blessings and hugs............lita


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When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world

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4/8/09 7:00 P

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Thanks everyone for your support and advice, it really helped me relax and be more confident. I feel the interviews went well, I'm keeping my fingers crossed because new grad nursing jobs are really competitive around here right now.

Thanks again for all your support, I will continue to keep you all updated emoticon

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4/7/09 10:18 A

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One thing I noticed no one mentioned is dressing appropriately. As a manager, I am well aware of the roll dress plays in interviewing. If the person has to pick between two candidates equally qualified, the one who is dressed for the interview will be chosen. Lokk professional, don't overdo the jewlery, make-up and keep any visible tatoos or piecings covered. Many hospials have dress codes prohibiting visible piercing and tatoos. If you have a suit, wear it. Dress pants and a nice shirt are the very least you should wear. No jeans, flip flops, t-shirts. This may sound like basic common sense, but you would be surprised what people show up in. Good luck.

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4/6/09 9:57 P

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Good luck with the interview!!

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4/6/09 9:39 P

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Lindsey lots of great advice already............just be yourself............have some questions prepared just in case they ask ...........shows you have some interest in the company and came prepared.... you are also interviewing them too......to see if you have a match or not with this company.......wishing you all the best......let us know how it goes........blessings and hugs...........lita


“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”

When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world

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4/6/09 9:29 P

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Another thought...have some idea about what distinguishes the company with whom you're interviewing from the rest of the field. Show them that you have done some research and you understand what it is they do well, or what it is they BELIEVE they do well. Use that in your interview also.

Don

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4/6/09 9:07 P

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Walk in with confidence; make eye contact. Make that handshake count!

As Don said, why would you be a good choice? Beyond that, though, remember that they wanted to meet with you........there's something there that they liked. Play to your strengths.

Good luck! Keep us posted!

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Sometimes you just have to close your eyes, breathe, and just hold on till the ride stops...

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4/6/09 5:43 P

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Woo hoo for YOU!

One thing that I think is always important and can be tricky is to blow your horn and sing the praises of YOU! Why would they want to pick YOU over all the other candidates...? You want to be able to answer this question with gusto.

Develop a brag list of all the wonderful things about you: qualities you possess, super accomplishments and how you did them, special skills you have. Think about vignettes of situations which exemplify all that you have to offer and can bring to the table. Practice blowing your horn with calm and confidence. Have a relative or good friend listen to you as you practice and offer feedback.

Best wishes on your NAILING these interviews! Please let us know how it goes! :-)

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4/6/09 5:10 P

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Hi everyone! I graduated from nursing school in December of 2008 and it has been tough finding a job where I live. This week I have two interviews lined up (my first nursing job interviews). I have been pretty calm thinking about them but I am starting to get a little nervous. I would really appreciate any support and advice anyone who has gone through it all before might have.

Thanks!
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