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Job interviews for nurses: how to prepare and succeed

Published on: 11 Jun 2024

Careers coach Dave Cordle has advice for nurses on succeeding in job interviews, including the most common nursing interview questions and the best ways to answer them.

Job interviews

Do you have a job interview coming up and it’s making you feel increasingly anxious?

If the thought of showcasing your talents to an interview panel is making your stress levels go through the roof, don’t worry, you are not alone.

How to prepare for interview, plus other advice from a career coach

The key to success is preparation – prepare well and you are giving yourself the best chance to show the interviewers that you are the ideal candidate for the job.

In the latest episode of the Nursing Standard podcast, hosted by RCNi career development editor Clare Lomas, independent careers coach Dave Cordle offers advice on what to do before, during and after your interview.

If you want to hear more from Mr Cordle, visit an RCNi Nursing Careers and Jobs Fair, where he is a regular speaker. 

Note: This is a recording from a panel discussion at an RCNi Nursing Careers and Jobs Fair in Manchester.

This is an abridged version of the article Job interviews: how nurses can prepare for and succeed at them which was first published in Nursing Standard.