What I Wish I Asked At My Job Interview As A Nurse Practitioner

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You know that moment in the job interview when they ask if you have any questions? Have you ever been totally stumped? Not fun. Even worse is when you get home afterward and think of all the questions that you wish you asked. We have all been there; without a little prep work, it’s very likely that we will all be there again.

Now for the good news. If you are on the job hunt, or about to be, we have the questions to ask that will give you lots of information about the job and the workplace, and really help you to understand whether it is the right fit for you. Yes, it is possible to go into an interview setting with good questions and come away with great information.

The questions you definitely want to ask in your nurse practitioner job interview

This week, we have some secret strategies to set you up for success in your Nurse

Practitioner job search. We’ll cover:

  •           Outside-the-box ways of finding a job
  •           Spotting warning signs in the interview
  •           Orientation – and why you want to ask about it
  •           Why you should ask about protocols
  •           What is team-based care, and what does it mean to you as a Nurse Practitioner?

Job searches can be exciting and stressful at the same time. Investing the time in advance to gather background information on a prospective employer, asking high-yield interview questions, and then reflecting on what you have learned will put you in the best possible position to pick the job that is right for you. And while nothing is guaranteed, it’s a strong strategy for choosing the job and the workplace that is the best fit for you, no matter which stage of your career (or job search) that you are in. 

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