Congratulations on your travel nurse phone interview! Now that you’re one step closer to your next assignment, it’s time to prepare. Since hiring managers source travel nurses from all over the country, interviews for these positions are frequently by phone. Though this may seem a lot more laid back than an in-person interview, you should still take it just as seriously. And you can be ready and raring to go with these seven travel RN phone interview tips.
If how to master a phone interview is on your list of skills to develop: you’re in luck! Follow these seven red-hot travel nurse phone interview tips:
- Find out about the job and company. Just like any interview, do some research before your travel nurse phone interview. What will your travel placement entail? What can you learn about the facility? Prepare a list of questions to ask your interviewer to learn more about the assignment.
- Find a quiet place to interview. If you have kids, pets, roommates or a household that’s on the noisy side, find a quiet place free from distractions where you can take your interview. The calmer your surroundings, the better you can concentrate.
- Get showered and dressed. Take your phone interview as seriously as you would an in-person one. If you’re cleaned up and changed out of your PJs, you’ll get in the mindset to impress!
- Be sure your phone is in good working order. Make sure you have a good connection so you’ll be able to hear the person interviewing you, loud and clear. If you’re planning to use your cell phone, be sure it’s fully charged.
- Have a copy of your resume and cover letter handy. This way, when the hiring manager refers to any content in your paperwork, you’ll have it right in front of you.
- Keep water close by—but nothing else. If you’re nervous, your mouth might get a little dry as you speak. Keep a bottle of water nearby you can sip if you need to. But don’t eat during your interview—it’s rude and the person you’re speaking with will find you unprofessional.
- Be positive and passionate. You became a nurse because of your desire to help others, or because your grandmother was a nurse or because you loved watching ER when it was on TV—or something like this! Have a short anecdote prepared that explains why you do what you do—everyone love stories!
Are you ready?
A little preparation can help make these phone interview best practices second nature. And when you’re ready to go, give MedPro Healthcare Staffing a call! We know how to find a great travel nurse job, and we’ll work with you for placements in the best cities for travel nurses. Plus, we’ll help make sure each travel nurse experience is your best yet. To learn more, contact us today at 1-800-866-8108 or apply below.
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