Job interview skills: tackling tricky questions with confidence

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Tips from Nichole McIntosh in the latest Nursing Standard podcast on how to quell your nerves, get past brain freeze and do your best in interviews

Nichole McIntosh gives her top interview tips Picture: Barney Newman

Is the thought of a job interview enough to bring you out in a cold sweat?

Do you worry about how to manage your nerves and present yourself well, or how to answer those tricky questions that tend to crop up?

Health Education England regional head of nursing and midwifery for London Nichole McIntosh answers all these questions and more in the latest Nursing Standard podcast.

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She advises on how to prepare for an interview, offering strategies for dealing with ‘brain freeze’ and tips for answering the inevitable final question – ‘Do you have any questions for the panel?’

Ms McIntosh also tells Nursing Standard editor Flavia Munn how candidates can best present themselves in online and in-person interviews.

If this episode inspires you to look for a new job, visit RCNi Nursing Careers and Jobs Fair, where Ms McIntosh is a regular speaker.

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