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Interview from home

Instead of travelling to a face-to-face interview, why not do an online interview at home? Your time is precious, and this could be an easier way of doing things.

It could also speed up your application process, enabling you to start working and earning sooner.

What are my options?

You can choose one of three online interview options when registering with the Scottish Nursing Guild:

1. HireVue

HireVue is a digital platform enabling applicants to answer a set of pre-recorded questions as part of their interview process. These questions are the same as those you’d expect in a real-time interview and covers your nursing values and how you deal with situations that arise in clinical practice.

What you need

All you need is an internet connection and a device that can record video, like a smart phone, tablet or web cam. The interview will take around 20 to 30 minutes in total.

This won’t be a live conversation with one of us – you’ll just record your answers to the questions and then send them to us. You can record your responses any time you like, over the course of a day or two or all in one go.

One great thing about this approach is that if you’re not happy with your answer, you can have another go. This makes the process a whole lot easier and much less nerve-wracking.

2. WhatsApp

WhatsApp is a simple, free to use instant-messaging platform, with an integrated video chat feature. Many of us use WhatsApp on a day-to-day basis when chatting with friends and family. If you’re happy to do a real-time video interview, simply select this interview option in The Guild Portal, along with a suitable date and time to contact you.

One of our nurse interviewers will contact you by video call, on WhatsApp, using your provided mobile number – it’s that simple.

3. Zoom

Zoom is a reliable video conferencing platform and has been widely used by businesses across the world since the 2020 pandemic. It offers free use to anyone wishing to host a video call for less than 40 minutes. Like WhatsApp, a Zoom interview will operate in real-time. Just select Zoom as your interview option in The Guild Portal, along with a suitable date and time.

We’ll contact you via email prior to your interview with all the information you need to join the video call, such as the meeting link and any login information. You’ll then need to join the meeting at the date and time you selected and one of our nurse interviewers will be waiting for you.

Get started quickly

The quicker you complete your interview, the sooner you can start working. In some cases, we’ve been able to get candidates straight out to work after their online interview (assuming our other requirements have been completed). Choose your preferred interview option via The Guild Portal today.

Prefer a face-to-face interview?

If you don’t feel confident in front of the camera you can do a face-to-face interview instead.

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