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10 Worst Answers to Healthcare Interview Questions

10 Worst Answers to Healthcare Interview Questions


Describe a Time You Worked with Someone You Did Not Get Along With

Interviewers want to hear specific examples, so they will often ask for them. Be prepared with concrete illustrations that paint you in the best light possible. Don’t make something up, as it is possible your potential employer will verify your story with your past employer.

Quiz: The Healthcare Interview Quiz

1. It's interview time! You arrive at your interview:

30 minutes early - you want to show your dedication to the job.
10 minutes early - But you were actually parked and ready to go in 20 minutes ago.
5 minutes late - You don't want to seem too eager.

Bad Answer: Oh, I always get along with everyone! I’ve never met a person I didn’t like.

Better Answer: I once worked with a doctor who developed very different treatments plans than I would. We often argued about what was best for a patient, and I usually let her have her way because it’s easier to concede than to fight.

Best Answer: I used to lock heads with a fellow nurse in the INCU ward. We disagreed over many things – from the care of patients to who got what shifts to how to speak with a child’s family. Our personalities did not mesh. After 3 months of arguing, I pulled her aside and asked her to lunch. At lunch, we talked about our differences and why we did not get along. It turns out, it was all about communication. We communicated differently and once we knew that, we began to work well together. I believe that talking a problem through with someone will help solve the issue.

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