Legal Nurse Consulting News: Successful Interviewing Tips for Legal Nurse Consultants

Friday, December 19, 2008

According to the University of Illinois Extension statistics, first impressions are formed within seconds of meeting someone new. It breaks down to these three main factors;55% Appearance and Body Language 38% Tone of Your Voice 7% What You Say We have been hearing some feedback from attorney-nurse interviews, and wanted to pass that information along to you. The first impression is critical to be able to impress the attorney and assure him or her that you are competent, efficient and able to help them understand their medical-legal cases.Don?t Wear Your Hospital Scrubs The Legal Nurse needs to dress for the part you want to be hired for. In other words, do not arrive to the interview in your scrubs, or other hospital attire. Failing to do so may send a message to the attorney that you don?t have time management skills to complete the task of dressing for an interview. Consequently, he or she may think that perhaps you do not have time to work effectively on the cases either. Be Completely Organized Nothing is worse during an interview than not being able to find the report you are talking about with the attorney, or having to shuffle through papers and notes to present your SmartDraw illustrations. When Veronica presents herself to an attorney, she uses a presentation folder that has a large label with her company logo on it. It looks extremely professional and put together, and shows the attorney that her company is to be taken seriously. Her label has the design that matches her business cards and company design. This type of presentation gets results, and has been utilized by Veronica over the years after many trial and errors of other ways to present your information. Presentation Folder (100 count with shipping, various colors): $190 Large Presentation Labels(252 count, printed with Logo and shipping): $70 Nothing to be Nervous About By controlling your body language, you can appear more self confident and relaxed. Many nurses are extremely nervous when meeting with the attorney, when they should be happy and excited to be meeting with their next potential case. Smiling, without being silly, is one of the best ways to break the ice and let your own personality shine through. Be aware of your body language. Do you tend to pick at your nails? Do you get itchy when you are nervous? When meeting with the attorney, be fully present in that moment. Put the distractions in your life out of your mind. Sit slightly foreword on your chair and have both feet on the floor. If you need to, you can cross your ankles, and remember to keep good eye contact.If you would like help with your interviewing skills, think about booking Veronica for her Internship class. This gives you a small class size that will focus on you, your skills and areas that may need more practice. We have found that this class is the key for some of our nurses to get past the gatekeepers and schedule the interviews with attorneys.2-Day Internship class dates: February 2-3, 2009 (Tampa, FL) $1200 October 12-13, 2009 (Tampa, FL) $1200 RN Market wants our clients to have the entire package, because this equates to the successful Legal Nurse. There is a reason that our nurses are THE most successful Legal Nurses in the business. If you are not experiencing success in your Legal Nurse business, CALL us. We know the formulas that work, time and time again. We can only help you succeed as much as YOU want to succeed. If you want more out of your Legal Nurse career, ONLY you can make that happen. We have the tools for you that will work, but you must decide that you are going to take that first step.

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Veronica Castellana Veronica Castellana

RN MARKET News features Legal Nurse Consulting related articles written by Veronica Castellana, Ryan Sanchez, and other guest writers. Veronica is the LNC STAT course creator and is a currently practicing Advanced Legal Nurse Consultant. Her training tools and techniques have resulted in some of the most succesful Legal Nurse Consultants in the world. She is now the leader in Legal Nurse success. Ryan is the Director of Marketing for RN MARKET and the LNC STAT course. His valuable expertise helps nurses to realize their true potential and value in the field of Legal Nurse Consulting.