Phone interviews can be even more nerve wracking than actual in-person interviews, but they’re quite common today. Many employers and placement agencies take the time to do a phone screening to ensure that potential candidates are a good fit for the job.

This is true in nursing jobs, as well. To prepare for a phone interview, do a practice run at home. You may feel silly speaking to yourself, but it will help you build confidence in what you’re saying before the actual interview. You may also want to enlist the help of a friend or family member. Jot down some potential questions and answers, and be sure to keep your answers brief and concise.

By doing a practice run, you should be able to get a better idea of how the actual phone interview will go. By the time you receive that call, you’ll be ready to speak with confidence to land the nursing job you want.