Interview today.... feel ill!.... I GOT THE JOB!!

Decided to apply for my dream nursing job at a hospice. My interview is today and I feel so nervous and sick, never felt as bad as this for a interview before. Can't even talk properly, been trying to answer some questions that I think they may ask and its all coming out in gobblygoop!!

Can anyone help me with questions they may ask to help me prepare myself?

Thanks!

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Vodka - in moderation - always helps me before an interview. Easier said than done I know, just relax.

A couple of questions I always loved (and seemed to get) both classics - 'Tell me about yourself' (with an uncomfortable silence) and 'why do you want this job ?'
Edited by: "john-boy" 14th Dec 2010

Be natural, speak slowly and smile!
Best of Luck

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john-boy

Vodka - in moderation - always helps me before an interview. Easier said … Vodka - in moderation - always helps me before an interview. Easier said than done I know, just relax. A couple of questions I always loved (and seemed to get) both classics - 'Tell me about yourself' (with an uncomfortable silence) and 'why do you want this job ?'



Thats what my mum said go and have a drink!! lol If only!

I did wonder about those questions but the second one was in my application so who knows. Never sure how to answer the tell me about your self one. Maybe something along the lines of I have a total of 4 years nursing experience etc etc.

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jimjoeray

Be natural, speak slowly and smile!Best of Luck



Thanks, Thats my down fall I start waffling and talking really quickly!

Shellywelly

.. the tell me about your self one. Maybe something along the lines of … .. the tell me about your self one. Maybe something along the lines of I have a total of 4 years nursing experience etc etc.



That's pretty much what I've done in the past (apart from the Nursing experience, which would be a bit surreal in my line of work) - use it as an excuse to work bits of experience in (between the odd brief mention of hobbies/outside work interests) - that you have and you know they want into the conversation.

It's also good to add stuff like - do you do xyz here, cause ...

Anyway good luck !

have plenty of stories/evidence of what successful things you have done/put in place etc.

sell yourself

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think

have plenty of stories/evidence of what successful things you have … have plenty of stories/evidence of what successful things you have done/put in place etc.sell yourselfhttp://www.careersandjobsuk.com/jobseekers/tips/interview-tips.html



Thanks ill have a look at this site.

Sometmes they ask what have you done that makes you proud..or..what have you done that you would have done differently. These are tricky to answer on the spot so perhaps you could think beforehand of something to say in response. I think that if you feel it is your dream job you'll be fine because you'll appear so enthusiastic about it.
I always find slow breathing helps if I'm nervous - think breathe stress out and breathing calm in.
Best of luck...

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You might be pregnant.

Good luck!

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DLM

You might be pregnant.Good luck!

I can assure you I am not. Much to my dismay. After so long of trying and staying in my job just incase we have decided that I can't stay in my current job forever and will hold back trying for 6 -12 months if I do get the Job. Thanks for the good luck.

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patience_1

Sometmes they ask what have you done that makes you proud..or..what have … Sometmes they ask what have you done that makes you proud..or..what have you done that you would have done differently. These are tricky to answer on the spot so perhaps you could think beforehand of something to say in response. I think that if you feel it is your dream job you'll be fine because you'll appear so enthusiastic about it. I always find slow breathing helps if I'm nervous - think breathe stress out and breathing calm in.Best of luck...



I like that breathing technique I will try that thank you very much! x

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Shellywelly

I can assure you I am not. Much to my dismay. After so long of trying and … I can assure you I am not. Much to my dismay. After so long of trying and staying in my job just incase we have decided that I can't stay in my current job forever and will hold back trying for 6 -12 months if I do get the Job. Thanks for the good luck.



Hope you get the job.

You can always adopt some hens like me they will keep you very busy.

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DLM

Hope you get the job.You can always adopt some hens like me they will … Hope you get the job.You can always adopt some hens like me they will keep you very busy.



I have a greyhound, could you imagine the Carnage?! I did ask other half about adopting hens after watching the 'happy' eggs documentory, he just looked at me like I had gone crazy!

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Shellywelly

I have a greyhound, could you imagine the Carnage?! I did ask other half … I have a greyhound, could you imagine the Carnage?! I did ask other half about adopting hens after watching the 'happy' eggs documentory, he just looked at me like I had gone crazy!



I am definitely crazy I have 2 hens in my kitchen at the moment that I have just adopted.

The other ones are outside wrecking my garden.

Have a great christmas Shelly.
Edited by: "DLM" 14th Dec 2010

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Thanks DLM

Well if I am not prepared enough now its tough as I have to set off in 15 mins. Have my tummy flattening pants on too! So if all else fails at least I look good! lol

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make sure you have a good poo before you go in

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dog_cop

make sure you have a good poo before you go in



Haha that really made me LOL I had to do that before I put these bridgit pants on can't breathe!

Good luck! Although personally can't really think of many jobs I'd rather do less!

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Well I am back! Wasn't as painfull as expected. I did waffle a bit and talked too fast though and could of kicked my self! But think I answered all the questions, just hope everyone else was worse than me! Its a new unit so they will be requiring a few members of staff so that helps a little.

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Thanks for everyones help. I got the call yesterday, I got the Job! woohoo! x

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Shellywelly

Thanks for everyones help. I got the call yesterday, I got the Job! … Thanks for everyones help. I got the call yesterday, I got the Job! woohoo! x



Great news x x

Great news, well done. xx

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Thanks both, so excited! x

Wow, that's great news. Congratulations. You must be a very special and strong woman to do what you will be doing - you will make a real difference to people's lives.

sickly sweet

Wow, that's great news. Congratulations. You must be a very special and … Wow, that's great news. Congratulations. You must be a very special and strong woman to do what you will be doing - you will make a real difference to people's lives.



Definitely - it really does take a very special person to do a job like that. All the best to you Shelley and you should be really proud of yourself for being offered this post.

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bossyboots

Definitely - it really does take a very special person to do a job like … Definitely - it really does take a very special person to do a job like that. All the best to you Shelley and you should be really proud of yourself for being offered this post.



Thanks both, I do nurse some end of life care patients at the moment, but as we have other patients too we don't have time to give the care to the patients that need it. The hospice will have plenty of staff and I will be able to give the care to the patients that they deserve. I am overwhelmed that they thought that I am good enough to do the Job, I love nursing and I finally feel I can do my job properly.
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