(NEW) HCA job - Telephone interview - eek!!

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    Hi all,
    I am relatively new to this - to comment and submit threads anyway..

    I have recently applied for a job at a private hospital (which also takes patients through the NHS) to help individuals with mental health/psychiatric disorders to their road of recovery.

    Whilst I am aware this job will impose various different challenges and risks, it is something that I would enjoy and be my career venture! I love to care for individuals and I really like to make an impact by making a difference to peoples lives. I am a very calm and patient individual. I feel I can offer my time to individuals so they feel listened to and appreciated (although I know this won't be entirely my role!).

    I have been invited to a telephone interview and I am really nervous/excited. In all fairness this is my first ever proper job interview and I really want to make an impression.

    This job is with the Priory job so I would really appreciate hearing from individuals who have had experience as a HCA at the priory group or has gone through the interview process, but I would also like to hear from anyone who can offer advice!

    What sort of questions do I expect? IF they like me, will I be invited to another interview or will that be my only interview for that job? There are two jobs going as a HCA at this particular setting so I'd really like to make an impression so they want to hire me....

    Please help!! I'm such an interview noob!

    Any help would be most gratefully received and appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,
    Crazy-Cat
    P.s sorry for the amount of times I said 'appreciate/d'....
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    (Original post by Crazy-Cat)
    Hi all,
    I am relatively new to this - to comment and submit threads anyway..

    I have recently applied for a job at a private hospital (which also takes patients through the NHS) to help individuals with mental health/psychiatric disorders to their road of recovery.

    Whilst I am aware this job will impose various different challenges and risks, it is something that I would enjoy and be my career venture! I love to care for individuals and I really like to make an impact by making a difference to peoples lives. I am a very calm and patient individual. I feel I can offer my time to individuals so they feel listened to and appreciated (although I know this won't be entirely my role!).

    I have been invited to a telephone interview and I am really nervous/excited. In all fairness this is my first ever proper job interview and I really want to make an impression.

    This job is with the Priory job so I would really appreciate hearing from individuals who have had experience as a HCA at the priory group or has gone through the interview process, but I would also like to hear from anyone who can offer advice!

    What sort of questions do I expect? IF they like me, will I be invited to another interview or will that be my only interview for that job? There are two jobs going as a HCA at this particular setting so I'd really like to make an impression so they want to hire me....

    Please help!! I'm such an interview noob!

    Any help would be most gratefully received and appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,
    Crazy-Cat
    P.s sorry for the amount of times I said 'appreciate/d'....
    You need to think about what skills you have and how you developed these.

    Look at your third paragraph. I realise you're just writing a forum post but it could be so much stronger. How have you cared for individuals? How do you know you're calm? What experiences have you had that enabled you to come to that conclusion?

    It will be much better if you can say "I'm calm because I've dealt with angry customers in retail" or whatever.

    Think about examples of everything. An example of when you stayed calm, an example of when you cared, an example of when you made a difference.
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    (Original post by Juno)
    You need to think about what skills you have and how you developed these.

    Look at your third paragraph. I realise you're just writing a forum post but it could be so much stronger. How have you cared for individuals? How do you know you're calm? What experiences have you had that enabled you to come to that conclusion?

    It will be much better if you can say "I'm calm because I've dealt with angry customers in retail" or whatever.

    Think about examples of everything. An example of when you stayed calm, an example of when you cared, an example of when you made a difference.

    Thank you Juno, that has really helped!
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    I'd really like to hear people's experiences of the interview or the role itself. Although I have trained to a level 3 standard in Health and Social Care I'm not too sure what to expect of the role.

    Does anyone know what questions they may ask also?

    TIA
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    Hiya!
    I know its been a while since you posted this but I hope everything went smoohtly for you!
    I have an interview this weekend for a mental health service HCA post and was wondering what sort of things your were asked during your interview?
    It would really help as I have not found much info elsewhere.

    Thanks!
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    (Original post by Crazy-Cat)
    Hi all,
    I am relatively new to this - to comment and submit threads anyway..

    I have recently applied for a job at a private hospital (which also takes patients through the NHS) to help individuals with mental health/psychiatric disorders to their road of recovery.

    Whilst I am aware this job will impose various different challenges and risks, it is something that I would enjoy and be my career venture! I love to care for individuals and I really like to make an impact by making a difference to peoples lives. I am a very calm and patient individual. I feel I can offer my time to individuals so they feel listened to and appreciated (although I know this won't be entirely my role!).

    I have been invited to a telephone interview and I am really nervous/excited. In all fairness this is my first ever proper job interview and I really want to make an impression.

    This job is with the Priory job so I would really appreciate hearing from individuals who have had experience as a HCA at the priory group or has gone through the interview process, but I would also like to hear from anyone who can offer advice!

    What sort of questions do I expect? IF they like me, will I be invited to another interview or will that be my only interview for that job? There are two jobs going as a HCA at this particular setting so I'd really like to make an impression so they want to hire me....

    Please help!! I'm such an interview noob!

    Any help would be most gratefully received and appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,
    Crazy-Cat
    P.s sorry for the amount of times I said 'appreciate/d'....
    Hi Crazy-Cat,

    I also have a telephone interview with the Priory group next week Friday and I was wondering if you could give me advice on this (pretty pretty pleaseeee with cherries on top ). I am very nervous and worried. Like, what kind of questions do they ask? Also, if you had a face-to-face interview with them, if you don't mind to share your experience (questions again) on that as well. I would really appreciate if you can.
 
 
 
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