Being a travel nurse is very rewarding, but before you can travel the nation doing what you love, you first have to nail the interview. We know how stressful prepping for a big can interview can be, so not to worry, we’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks to make sure you ace your next interview and hopefully help you land your dream job!
Preparing for the Interview
Research the company – Before you step foot in the interview, it’s important to research the company of the position you’re interviewing for. As a travel nurse, it’s important to first research the type of facility i.e., trauma center, teaching hospital, etc. Then, you can dive deeper into other facts.These can be anything and everything about the company such as; when they were founded, their mission and/or value statement, their leadership team, organizations they donate to, etc. These are good key facts to know in case the interviewer asks you about them, or asks why you’re interested in working for that particular company.
Know your resume – This may sound like a no-brainer, but it’s important to know what type of experience you have on your resume, that fits well with the position you’re interviewing for. This will come in handy when an interviewer asks you about relevant past experience. This is also a good way to be able to pull in past experience throughout the interview and talk about why you’re perfect for the position.
During the Interview
Ask good questions – Interviewers love when you ask good questions and look engaged throughout the course of an interview. Coming up with three to four questions beforehand will help prepare you for when the interviewer asks if you have any questions. A couple of good ones include; what does a typical day look like with this position? What is the turnover rate? Is there room for growth?
Be engaged – During the interview, it’s important to look engaged and be actively listening. The interviewer will be telling you more about the position and the company, and having a few follow up questions handy would be a great way to show you’re interested.
After the interview
Interview follow-up is almost just as important as the actual interview. If you’re still interested in the position after the interview, be sure to send a follow-up email to the interviewer thanking them for their time, and letting them know you are still very interested in the position and you look forward to hearing from them.
If after the interview you decide you’re not interested in the position, send them a kind email thanking them for their time, and let them know that you are no longer interested, but that you hope you all can connect in the future.
Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful and arduous process. But following these simple steps, to ensure you’re prepared as possible, can help make your interview go as smoothly as possible and hopefully land you that dream job! Head to Stability Healthcare to find your next placement!