Landing an interview for a new travel nursing assignment is very exciting, but it’s also an important step in your progress towards landing your next job. Once you confirm an interview, it’s up to you to learn everything you can about your future employer, the place where you’ll be working and what your interviewer will learn about you online.
Here are some easy but effective research tips that will ensure you walk into your next interview fully prepared and ready to impress.
Research The Facility Where You’ll Be Working
Since you’re going to be working there for the next few months, you’ll want to find out everything you can about a potential hospital or medical clinic. How big is it? Has it received awards? Does it contain specialized departments or any other unique facilities that you should be familiar with? This information will prepare you for working there and help you impress your interviewer with your initiative and interest in the facility.
Research Who You’ll Be Working With
Once you find out who is interviewing you, look them up on Google, LinkedIn and even Twitter. The more you know about them, the more you can tailor the interview process to them. Perhaps they used to work in a part of the country you’re familiar with or maybe they graduated from the same school you did. The more you know about this person, the more chances you’ll have to connect with them and the less intimidating they’ll seem during the interview.
Research The Area Where You’ll Be Working
This research will not only help you during the interview, but also once you land the assignment. For the interview, showing your prospective boss that you know what’s happening in the local area will give the impression that you’re not just some stranger from out of town. Your knowledge of nearby events, attractions and culture will help you connect with each person you meet from the area. Once you land the assignment, knowing more about the local scenes will make getting comfortable in the area that much easier!
Research Yourself Online
This is an important pre-interview step for every job seeker, and travel nurses are no exception. Get on Google and search for your full name. A majority of hiring managers do this exact search before they meet with candidates to learn more about them. If you discover an awkward Facebook picture or a less than professional comment you left on a blog, you now have the chance to clean these things up before your future boss sees it. We at Onward Healthcare recommend you do a quick search for yourself at least once a year just to keep up your professional online image as a travel nursing professional.
We hope these tips bring you that much closer to a very successful interview experience. If you have any additional questions about how to prepare for your next interview, don’t hesitate to contact any of the dedicated Onward Recruiters. They’re happy to help you ace your next interview!