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A nurse’s guide to winning at job interviews

Tips and techniques for conquering your nerves and impressing the panel
woman talking in an interview situation – thorough preparation helps nurses impress prospective employers at interview

Tips and techniques for conquering your nerves and impressing the panel

A job interview is a nerve-wracking experience; no matter how many you attend, you always get that heart-in-mouth feeling.

I wouldn’t call myself an interview connoisseur, but I have had enough interviews over the years to be able to offer some practical advice to help you through.

So, you’ve got the good news that you’ve been invited for interview, meaning you're one step closer to your first job as a nurse. But what do you do next?

From pre-interview preparation to questions to ask afterwards, here are my top tips for getting the most out of your interview.

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