How beneficial do you think mock interviews are? When Vikki, one of our nursing students, was recently invited for her dream job on a critical care unit, she asked the careers team for a mock interview to ensure that she was fully prepared.
Of course the careers team were more than happy to help!
Vikki came in for her mock interview, which was set up just like a real interview, where she was asked some typical nursing interview questions and given feedback on her performance.
A few weeks later and the careers team received an email from Vikki saying that she had been offered the job! Congrats Vikki!!
Vikki kindly passed on some of the questions she was asked at interview, so if you are going for an interview soon, these may help:
1- What’s the biggest change you have experienced so far?
2- Can you give an example of when you helped a new member to the team?
3- can you give an example of a busy time and how you balanced your time?
4- What attracted you to the post and why do you want it?
5- Give an example of a time where you went over and above to give compassionate care.
6- Give an example of when you used your communication skills to tell someone something important and how you did it.
We hope that these questions will help you in your future interviews. If you have had an interview recently, why not leave your favourite questions in the comments, or you can tweet them to us @UoCCareers