Going on a job interview can be one of the toughest parts of a job search. It’s always intimidating, even if you’re fully confident in your skills and abilities. The secret to having a successful interview is to demonstrate that you’re the ideal individual for the job.

Show the interviewer why you’re the one who stands out from the rest of the applicants, for all of the right reasons. You need to present yourself as kind, caring, friendly, and yet strong and capable. You need more than just clinical knowledge in order to succeed as a nurse.

You have to be able to connect with people, and that includes the person doing the job interview. If you can make that connection and show why you’re the right nursing candidate, you can feel positive about a job interview.