Prepare for the Interview

The approach you take at your Aged Care interview could have a dramatic effect on your career prospects. No matter how good your career record is, the employment interview remains a key step in the process of achieving career ambitions. Theses suggestion s will help you perform confidently and effectively when you meet your prospective employer for that all important first interview.

Preparation is the key to a successful interview. First impressions count!

  • Know the exact time and place of the interview, and the interviewer's name and title.
  • Find out about the Aged Care Group, Rest Home or Hospital, search for it on the Internet.
  • Refresh your memory regarding details of present and past employers and your work history in their Retirement Village or Aged Care Facility. Pay particular attention to how you will describe your nursing skills, management experience and achievements.
  • Prepare the questions YOU will ask in your interview.
  • Pay close attention to grooming and standard of dress. It always pays to put your best foot forward and looking your best will give you loads of confidence.

The Interview

  • Arrive on time or a few minutes early. Late is never excusable.
  • Look alert and interested; do not let your attention waiver.
  • Be a good listener as well as talker. Smile.
  • If presented with an application, fill it out neatly and honestly.
  • Make sure you get your good points across in a sincere, factual manner
  • Be concise, never abrupt.
  • If you have the impression all is not going well, don't let your discouragement show. You may be wrong, and spoil your chances.
  • Conduct yourself with confidence, and maintain a positive attitude.
  • Remember that the interview process is designed to evaluate your skills, qualifications, attitude, aptitude, stability, motivation and maturity.

Be prepared with answers and supporting examples to questions such as:

  • What are your career aspirations?
  • Discuss any post graduate studies
  • Why do you want to work for our company?
  • Of your previous jobs, which did you enjoy most and why?
  • How have you managed conflict in the past?
  • Describe what you have done in your career that shows your initiative?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • What does teamwork mean to you?

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