Ep #36: First Impressions – How to Prepare for Your Interview with Laura Ardizzone, CRNA

Whether you’re looking for that first CRNA job or you’re a veteran in the industry, the interview process can be stressful. It’s easy to question yourself and your preparation. That’s why we wanted to bring on a guest from one of the country’s top medical centers to give you an inside look at the interview process and share tips to help you land your next job.

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Preparing for an interview can be a stressful process as you try to get ready for what might be discussed. Add in the pressure of trying to make a great first impression and it’s easy to see why interviews are difficult for most people.

When that opportunity for a CRNA position arises, we want you to be completely prepared so that you can be confident and relaxed when you head into meet a potential employer. That’s why we sat down with Laura Ardizzone from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to discuss everything about the interview process.

She brings years of CRNA administration experience to the conversation and has been a part of the hiring process for a long time. She knows what it’s like to be on both sides of the table so her insight is valuable for interviewers and candidates. Join us as she shares stories, tips, and things she looks for during an interview.

As you can see in the show rundown below, there’s a lot of great information in this episode of Beyond the Mask and we think you’ll really enjoy this conversation.

Check it out at the top of the page and use the timestamps to help you navigate to the many topics we discussed throughout this episode.

2:17 – Introducing our guest Laura Ardizzone

5:46 – What we’re talking about today: CRNA job interviews

7:10 – What are some of the skills and strategies of the interviewer?

9:16 – Be confident that your future employer has seen your social media posts.

10:00 – Some companies/hospitals utilize software to cull social media feeds.

11:28 – Social media works both ways and employers are often reviewed by candidates.

12:52 – CRNAs are in high demand right now. 

13:46 – Resources that can help you prepare for an interview.

15:00 – What types of questions are off-limits?

15:50 – Jeremy shares a funny interview story.

17:02 – A surprising thing that candidates have told Laura.

18:58 – How long does a typical interview last?

19:42 – A question that Laura commonly likes to ask to gauge the interview direction.

20:32 – Should CRNA’s ask about time off during an interview?

21:45 – How should you dress for an interview?

22:36 – How and when should a candidate follow up after an interview?

24:30 – What if you haven’t heard back for a while?

25:40 – Have you ever hired someone that turned out to be completely different than expected?

26:25 – Final words of wisdom from Laura.

“I think students don’t realize sometimes that everyday is a job interview, that you go to clinical. And also that we all kind of know each other or there’s like six degrees of separation. Everybody knows somebody who knows somebody. I could call one person and find somebody that knows them.”

Laura Ardizzone

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