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Your Views: On the whole, do nurses turn up well prepared for job interviews?

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On the whole, do nurses come well prepared for job interviews?

On the whole, do nurses turn up well prepared for job interviews?

‘No – the biggest problem area is how they make previous experience relevant to the job they have applied for. Poor application forms will not ensure shortlisting for interview. These need attention’
Vicky Bailey, general manager – principia, Nottinghamshire County tPCT

‘Applicants for jobs in our service do tend to be well prepared and dressed appropriately, although these are candidates who have been identified as suitable via
the shortlisting process’
Julie Gallagher, senior nurse, Palatine Centre, West Didsbury

‘In my experience there are two types of applicant – those who truly want the job and prepare as best they can and those who just go through the motions or feel their extensive CV speaks for itself’
Simon Daniels, mental health rehabilitation nurse, Richmond Fellowship, Stoke-on-Trent

‘Yes, in practice nursing, I think they do. On the whole, their questions are relevant and they show an interest in the position advertised. As yet, I have never interviewed a poorly dressed candidate’
Joy Milligan, practice nurse, Hampshire


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