After the PNP Job Interview

Evaluating Your Performance

Following a PNP job interview, self-reflection and awareness are helpful. First, consider the positive aspects of your presentation and performance.  Then, to help you prepare for future interviews, it is a good idea to critique your performance.  Did things go as you anticipated? Do you think you are a strong candidate? Is there something you would do differently if you would meet with the interviewer again? Answering these questions may help you determine how well you did:

  • Was I dressed appropriately and neatly groomed?
  • Did I get there on time?
  • How well did I answer questions?
  • How well did I relate to the interviewer?
  • Was I missing any information about the organization or myself?
  • Did I ask all of my questions? Do I still have questions?
  • Was I able to “sell” the value of my experience?
  • What was the best part of my presentation?
  • What could I have done better?
  • How did I come across? (Was I confident? shy? assertive? nervous?)
  • What feedback did I get?
  • How could I have improved my PNP job interview preparation?
  • Did I understand the competencies that were important to the interviewer and did I communicate the alignment of my competencies?
  • Did I demonstrate flexibility and initiative through my interview and examples?
  • Did I ask about follow-up actions or when I would hear from them?
  • Is there any reason to think this employer will not make an offer?
  • Is there anything I can do to change his or her mind at this point?
  • How can I do better on my next interview?
  • Did I get a clear understanding of the culture and can I see myself fitting into that culture?
  • Did I receive a tour of the unit/clinic and was I introduced to staff ?