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BEST Questions TO ASK during interview
Aug 21, ’13 by elkpark
Elkpark has mentioned this; I just caution that you don’t want to start asking about How many CEUs do you pay for in a year? because that sounds grabby; you’re aiming for communicating that you want to learn while working for them, for their benefit.
Exactly — I never phrase in terms of So, how much do you pay for continuing ed? The idea is to convey to the interviewer that you are someone who is seriously interested and involved in continuing professional growth/development and, at the same time, getting some feel for how committed the potential employer is to supporting the professional growth of its employees.
Aside from all the basic questions which have already been mentioned, I like to ask about the relationships between staff and between nurses and doctors. What is the personality of the physicians? Some hospital treat physicians as the end all be all, and so they can talk to nurses any which way, which is usually down, without any consequences. Asking this question shows that you value respect and see professional peer relationships as important in a good work environment.
Long ago when I was doing the hiring a young man asked me this: Let’s pretend you hire me and at my first annual review you explained to me you were very happy with my performance. What had I accomplished to get that review?
This question impressed the heck out of me and I never forgot. I actually used that line once and my interviewer was impressed too, and I was hired.
I typically don’t ask a lot of questions at an interview. I let the interviewer take the lead. Usually they’ll start out explaining what the position entails, then launch into a bunch of canned questions that they’re required to ask by the agency they work for. After that, they’ll ask me if I have any questions. I’ll ask about what the orientation process looks like, whether scrubs are provided or if we buy our own, or in the case of a per diem position, what kind of time commitment the manager is hoping for (2 shifts a week, 4 shifts a month, etc.).
Usually the interviewer has already made up their mind if they want to hire me or not by the time they get to the point of asking me if I have any questions. They’re judging by my answers to their questions as well as my nonverbal communication. Do they feel I’m being honest with them? Do they feel I’m really interested in this position? Do they feel I get the core values of the organization? Do I seem confident and competent without coming off as cocky? Will I be a good fit within their unit? They figure all of this out within the first few minutes of the interview.
Like SunnyMindRN stated, what is orientation like. I dont mind putting myself forward as the best candidate. I think that orientation is something I would always want to know about and it puts it in there mind about you being in that position. It gets them seeing you in the position there hiring for. It wont hurt.