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Interview Tips

  • Be presentable
  • Don't be too early and don’t be late!
  • Know whom you're meeting with for the interview
  • Remember: You are being interviewed as soon as you walk in the door
  • Make proper eye contact
  • Eat before the interview, not during it
  • Don't look at your watch
  • Tell the interviewer you are interested
  • Get business cards from your interviewers -- and use them
  • 10 Ways to blow a job interview without saying a word

Esther Wallen

Esther Wallen

Esther Wallen, MA, GCDF, CPRW- Director of Student Development

Her office is located on the 6th floor, room 6S18.


Number: (773) 252-5133

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00pm


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For more information, contact Esther Wallen, MA, GCDF, CPRW at or 773.252.5133.


Phone Interview

If you are scheduled for a phone interview know the purpose of a phone interview: to weed out applicants! 

Preparing for your phone interview is just as important as preparing for the face-to-face interview because if you don't pass the phone interview, you don't get the job. 

Open the PDF below to access Heather's helpful guide on preparing for your phone interview!



Face-to-Face Interview

You have a face-to-face interview? Congratulations!

Start preparing now by looking at this guide to prepare you for those tough nursing job questions!

If you want more practice interviewing, contact Heather. That's why she's here!

Post-Interview: Thank You Card Vs. Email

Your interviews are done! Congratulations! 

Now what? To create a positive final impression, don't forget to follow up your interview with either a thank you card or a thank you email, depending on which you think would be most appropriate for the position.

If the recipient seems more "old school", a card is the most appropriate choice. Sometimes email is more effective, due to the immediacy of when the position is intended to be filled. Making sure you have an exact date or period of time in which you are supposed to hear back about the position can help you determine whether to send a card or email.  Either way, let the person who interviewed you know that you were thankful for the interview.


Interviewing Books

Check out these interviewing books for up to two weeks! They are located in the career collection area.

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201 Best Questions to Ask on Your Interview
Call Number: HF 5549 K3 2002
ISBN: 9780071387736

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Acing the Interview - Tony Beshara
Call Number: HF 5549 B554 2008
ISBN: 9780814401613

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Ditch the Flip-Flops
Call Number: HF 5549 L36 2007
ISBN: 9780979026508

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301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions - Vicky Oliver
Call Number: HF 5549 O38 2005
ISBN: 9781402203855

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Interview Magic - Susan B. Whitcomb
Call Number: HF 5549 W4594 2008
ISBN: 9781593575724


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