Nursing Interview Questions

Below is a list of standard nursing interview questions you should be prepared to answer.

  • How would you describe your skills as a team player?
  • How will you deal with difficult doctors?
  • How will you deal with difficult patients and/or their families?
  • Where did you get your training and what certifications do you have?
  •  How long has it been since you worked in (ER, OR, ICU, or particular specialty area)?
  • What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?
  • Why did you choose (ER, OR, ICU, LTC, FNP, or other specialty area of nursing)?
  • Why do you want to work in our hospital and/or community?
  • Why did you leave your last job?

  • You should also practice answering the tough nursing interview questions ahead of time.
  • If you are a recent nursing graduate, you should be prepared to explain to your interviewer what qualities you possess that will help you get up to speed quickly with the demands of your new unit.
  • Do you belong to any nursing organizations?
  • Why makes you right for this job?
  • You should be prepared to answer questions regarding any negative experiences you've had in the work place, what you learned from them, and how you would use those experiences in a positive way in your new position.
  • What type of nursing experience do you have?
  • Why did you choose (area of specialty i.e. coronary care) nursing?
  • Tell me about a time in which you had to handle an irate physician, co-worker, or patient. How did you handle it and what were the results?
  • Describe a difficult decision you've made and the process you went through to reach that decision.

  • How will you handle unexpected circumstances, such as being short staffed and having to perform a treatment you have not done before?
  • What nursing journals do you read regularly?
  • What nursing organizations do you belong to?
  • How do you stay current in your practice?

Civil Foreman Interview Questions

The following questions are most likely to be asked while interview a civil foreman for construction sites. Only few companies ask high level questions to civil foreman what they ask for Civil Engineers. Look at the few interview questions given below

1) Tell me about yourself and your experience in civil construction?
2) Why did you choose civil field after your academic qualification rather than continuing you education?
3) Are you interested to Diploma/ BE in civil Engineering?
4) What are the main reasons of building collapse?
5) What are the key responsibilities of a civil foreman in construction site?

6) Where did you work as Civil Foreman?

7) Are you ready to handle a position of site Engineer?

8) What are the safety measures you should take in your site to prevent incidents?
9) What is Height work permit?, Who issue permit to labours?

During and After Interview Tips

1. Arrive Early: Arrive 10 – 15 minutes before your scheduled interview time. Take into consideration
traffic you might encounter and parking.
2. Arrive Prepared: You should bring with you extra copies of your resume, a list of at least 3
professional references, and a pen and paper. Some employers may also require you to bring your
academic transcripts. All of these items should be organized in a folio.
3. Make A Good First Impression: When meeting someone for the first time, people often form
opinions about others during the first 30 seconds. Your appearance, behavior, and attitude are
important factors that contribute to that first impression.

  • Dress professionally. Dress in modern stylish clothes, no flashy colors or styles. Err on the side of being overdressed. 
  • Use make-up moderately.
  • Make sure your hair, mustache and/or beard are well trimmed.
  • Don’t overdo use of jewelry.
  • Shine your shoes, clean your fingernails, and clean your glasses.
  • Avoid strong perfumes, colognes, or aftershaves.
  • Carry yourself proudly.
  • Use a firm handshake.
  • Maintain good eye contact.
  • Smile and be friendly to everybody.
  • Follow the interviewer’s lead.
  • Do not overextend the interview.
  • Project confidence and enthusiasm.
  • Show sincerity and commitment.
  • Be optimistic.
4. Give Thoughtful And Complete Answers: When answering questions, avoid giving one word
answers. Provide examples of your qualifications whenever possible. If confused about the question,

ask for clarification. Pausing to consider your answer is ok. (See Appendix 3 for Appropriate PreEmployment
1. Evaluate Interview And Position: Determine how well the interview went and if you should do
anything differently next time. Evaluate whether the job/organization is a good fit for you.
2. Write A Thank You: Write a brief letter or note of thanks for the interview. Reiterate your interest
in the position and briefly state why you are the best candidate.
3. Follow Up: If you don’t hear from the interviewer in a week after you were told a decision would be
made, call to inquire about their decision and to express your continued interest in the position.

Interview Questions- Most Common at interview

1. Tell me about yourself.
Here’s how to answer questions about you without giving out too much – or too little – personal information.

2. What is your greatest weakness?
Another typical question interviewers will ask is about your weaknesses. Do your best to frame your answers around positive aspects of your skills and abilities as an employee.

3. What are your salary expectations?
Image result for interview tipsWhat are you looking for in terms of salary? It seems like a simple question, but your answer can knock you out of content for the job if you overprice yourself. Here's the best way to answer questions about salary.

4. Why should we hire you?
Are you the best candidate for the job? Be prepared to say why.  Make your response a concise sales pitch that explains what you have to offer the employer, and why you should get the job.

5. What is your greatest strength?
This is one of the questions that employers almost always ask. When you are asked about your greatest strengths, it's important to discuss the attributes that will qualify you for the specific job and set you apart from the other candidates

6. Why are you leaving or have left your job?
When asked about why you are moving on, stick with the facts, be direct and focus your interview answer on the future, especially if your leaving wasn't under the best of circumstances.

7. Why do you want this job?
This question gives you an opportunity to show the interviewer what you know about the job and the company. Be specific about what makes you a good fit for this role, and mention aspects of the company and position that appeal to you.

8. What are your goals for the future?
This question is designed to find out if you’re going to stick around or move on as soon as you find a better opportunity. Keep your answer focused on the job and the company you’re interviewing with.

9. Describe a difficult work situation / project and how you overcame it.
The interviewer wants to know what you do when you face a difficult decision. As with the question about stress, be prepared to share an example of what you did in a tough situation.

10.  How do you handle stress and pressure?
What do you do when things don’t go smoothly at work? The best way to respond to this question is to give an example of how you have handled stress in a previous job.

Staff Nurse Job Interview Questions

Other than common interview questions like Tell me about yourself, about your family and your skills, the interviewer may ask some questions about your professional experience or from nursing subjects.  The most commonly asked questions in general hospital interviews are,

1) What are the emergency drugs kept ready in your casualty or in ICU?

Image result for staff nurse2) Did you assist Lumbar puncture? what is the position used for lumbar puncture?

3) Do you know how to do cardio pulmonary resuscitation? Explain.

4) What is the drip rate in micro dripset?

5) What injection given before blood transfusion?

6) Give me a example for diuretics?

7) Tell me some trade names of antibiotics used in your last job?

8) Tell me the name of ventilator you operated in your previous job?

9) What all are the injection used for local anesthesia?

Safety Officer Interview Questions

1. *What is Safety?

2. *What kind of safety measures you can take in construction site to avoid incidents?

Image result for safety officer3. *Do you have First aid knowledge?

4. *What is FIR?

5. *In a road construction project, what type of safety signs we can use? tell me some examples.

6. *Tell me what are the responsibilities of a safety officer in a construction site

7. *What will you do if a person or labour fall down from height?

8. *What is PPE?

9. *What is FIRE?

10. *What is an Extinguisher?

11. *What are the types of Fire Extinguisher?

12. *What is Mock Drill?

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Interview Question- Answer Tips

"Tell me about the last time a co-worker or customer got angry with you. What happened?"
(The above question is most frequently asked by many Interviewers)
Conflict is inevitable when a company works hard to get things done. Mistakes happen. Sure, strengths come to the fore, but weaknesses also rear their heads. And that's OK. No one is perfect.

But a person who tends to push the blame -- and the responsibility for rectifying the situation -- onto someone else is a candidate to avoid. Hiring managers would much rather choose candidates who focus not on blame but on addressing and fixing the problem.

Every business needs employees who willingly admit when they are wrong, step up to take ownership for fixing the problem, and, most important, learn from the experience.

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