This operating room nurse interview profile brings together a snapshot of what to look for in candidates with a balanced sample of suitable interview questions.
Our field is always changing. As such, what have you done with regards to personal development when it comes to our posted THEATRE SUPPORT WORKER POSITION in the last 12 months?
Here is an opportunity for you to showcase a wide variety of things you may have done both personally and professionally that will get your potential employers interested. Be sure to think about this one in advance in the event that it comes up.
Keep in mind, one of the key things that employers look for is an applicant who is self motivated and goal oriented.
Even if you don’t have something that is specific to the role you are applying for, don’t be afraid to list hobbies or other non-work related activities here. Again, this shows your employer you are the go-getter they are looking for.
In the end, you want to ensure that you are leaving your interviewer with the impression that you are motivated, self sufficient, and manage your time effectively.
In polling hundreds of different companies & HR departments, this is by far one of the most frequently asked questions in any job interview. Your interviewer will use this as an icebreaker, ideally to put you at ease and get you speaking openly and honestly.
While you definitely want to be prepared for this question, you certainly don’t want to make your answer sound memorized. Keep in mind, while this question may sound like an invitation to share your life story, you can be assured your interviewer has very little interest in hearing about everything you’ve ever done.
The person giving the interview has a job to do as well – respect their time. Unless you are asked about something specific, focus on your education, your work history, relatable hobbies and outside interests, as well as your current situation.
Be sure to start chronologically and tell a linear story. Start where you feel is sensical, then work your way up to the present.
I’m curious – how did you come to find out about our company and what do you know about us?
This can be a great way to stand out from other applicants and demonstrate initiative. Almost every company will have a website, Facebook page, Instagram account, or some sort of digital footprint. Spend a bit of time doing some online research:
While your interviewer won’t expect you to have in-depth company history, a little here can go a long way.
Why did you choose to become a nurse?
This answer should be easy to answer!
Whatever your reason is for becoming a nurse, it is special and unique to you.
The interviewers want to know what sparked your passion for nursing, so they get an insight into your life and personality.
Maybe it wasn’t one particular thing, but various events that led you to become a nurse.
Maybe you wanted to have a flexible career, maybe you are passionate about people… you may have even just loved watching greys anatomy!