One of the first and obvious differences of a travel nursing interview versus a traditional interview is that it will be done over the phone. Either way, you must be prepared, professional, and informative. Here are some tips to help you in in your Travel Nurse interview.
Always Be Prepared:
Before your profile is submitted and interview with the potential healthcare facility in need, make sure your resume and references are in order that you ll submit to your Career Consultant. If you’re looking for a job in a particular specialty, make sure your resume reflects that as well. Also, confirm that your contact information for your references, including phone numbers, job titles, and companies, are correct so your interviewer can quickly check references with your previous employers. You will make it easier for the Career Consultant to find you a job if you re prepared for the interview with up-to-date and accurate information.
Always Be Professional:
You still want to act and speak in a professional manner. So, make sure to put on your best smile and act like the healthcare professional you are, you d be surprised how far a good attitude can take you.
Helpful advice to get you through the interview:
Interview for the job as soon as you can. You don t want to lose the position to a nurse who was able to interview faster.
When you are doing the interview set all distractions aside and focus on the interviewer.
Remember that being a flexible, team player is one of the most sought after traits in a travel nurse.
Be sure to ask questions and keep in mind that you are interviewing the facility as much as they are interviewing you. You want to make sure it is a good fit for your nursing career goals.
Be prepared for your travel nurse interview. Take the time to research the name of the hospital and research it online so there are no surprises in the interview.
Smile when you talk it will change the tone of your voice during the interview.
Have your goal in mind, which is to present yourself as a competent, reliable and skilled nurse, before the travel nursing interview takes place.
Make sure you practice the interview first. Knowing what you are going to say ahead of time will make your answers sound smoother, and not like a robot.
Finding a quiet place to do it with minimal distractions.
Have a bottle of water on hand so your throat doesn’t dry out from so much talking and have a pen and paper on hand to write notes or any new questions you come up with.
Also have all the materials about the hospital close by and write down the name of the person doing the travel nursing interview.
Follow up with your travel nurse recruiter after the interview. They will want to know how it went and if you re still interested in the travel nursing job.