How should I dress for an NHS job interview?

Updated on : January 21, 2022 by Sterling Saunders



How should I dress for an NHS job interview?

A porter? A senior medical consultant? An invoice clerk? A community mental health nurse? A commissioned manager?

Put on some old clothes and make yourself comfortable.

Always dress for the job you want, not the job you have. Better dressed too than badly dressed. Show that you care, and it could help break the ice with the interviewer.

Regardless of which job interview you go to, dress formally and neatly until you know the dress code and unless you are aware of it. First impressions mean a lot to an employer.

I see a lot of research was done and this was considered. Obviously this is a bogus question aimed at discrediting the NHS? (What Trump wants a part of what we won't give up, this is after he decides to be a hypocrite and spread his own fake news on OUR NHS) And stand for the American model. Remember that Canada next door and other countries copied our NHS model, that's how popular it is, and we will ALWAYS defend our NHS no matter what.

Question: Do people in the UK realize that they pay for NHS treatment approximately £ 792 per year?

you realize that "we the people" of this

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I see a lot of research was done and this was considered. Obviously this is a bogus question aimed at discrediting the NHS? (What Trump wants a part of what we won't give up, this is after he decides to be a hypocrite and spread his own fake news on OUR NHS) And stand for the American model. Remember that Canada next door and other countries copied our NHS model, that's how popular it is, and we will ALWAYS defend our NHS no matter what.

Question: Do people in the UK realize that they pay for NHS treatment approximately £ 792 per year?

you realize that “we the people” of this UK :-) We have a system that tells us exactly what is paid in taxes and the exact amount down to the last penny, from the Treasury to the payment receipts (for Your information, pay stubs are similar in description, size and format to the bank PIN notifications and are given every month by your employer informing you of the hours you worked, the wages before and after taxes and the amount of taxes). Despite the fact that we have information regarding taxes to a practically audited forensic account perspective. I guarantee that we know or can find out quite easily exactly what taxes are spent in a year and in what department down to the last penny. Nevertheless, somehow you feel the need to state the obvious, which in this case is very wrong. I'm not sure where this 792 pound figure came from.

So the question again, do people in the UK realize that they pay for NHS treatment at roughly £ 792 per year?

Do people in America realize that the NHS costs half the cost of the US healthcare system, and do they care about the entire population?

If you look at every penny spent on healthcare by everyone in the country, then the UK spends roughly half of what the US spends on healthcare. Compare the amount spent on the NHS with the amount spent by Americans on public health care, the difference is much smaller. In the UK, healthcare is universal, while in the US, the 'land of the free', there are 28 million people who are not covered by public or private insurance.

GDP spending on health.

In 2016, the British Government spent 7.7% and voluntary plans 2%

NHS pounds per head: £ 2,892.00

In 2016, the US government spent 8.5% and voluntary schemes 8.8%

For-profit healthcare spending in the "land of the (not so) free"

£ 7,617.00

Health care spending per capita:

UK NHS: £ 2,290.00 Voluntary Schemes: £ 602.00

US: £ 3,472.00 Voluntary Schemes: £ 3,875.00

But even if we look solely at public money spent on healthcare, the US government's spending on healthcare still exceeds the UK government's spending, both in terms of the proportion of its GDP and in terms of how much. spend per capita. The UK government spends less on health and provides a universal service where all permanent residents can access care In the United States, even after major system changes, there are 28 million people who have no public or private insurance . Life expectancy in the United States is lower than average despite very high levels of health spending. In many cases, the more a country spends on health care per person, the greater the life expectancy of its citizens.

* 81.4 in the UK

* 78.8 in America

* Provided by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)

God this NHS thing is terrible, it clearly doesn't work and the only answer is obviously to implement a for-profit payment system.

Four unique countries, one NHS, one UK.

The best answer to this question is not "what outfit should you wear". A suit is nothing without everything that should go with it, just like a steak is nothing without everything that should go with it, like some vegetables, a little rice, a glass of wine, and of course, the right thing to do. work to prepare it.

So, we are going to lay the groundwork here. My general rule of thumb when it comes to interviews is to dress to a standard that is one level higher than the job you are seeking (for example, if you are being interviewed to be a CFO, you should dress more like

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The best answer to this question is not "what outfit should you wear". A suit is nothing without everything that should go with it, just like a steak is nothing without everything that should go with it, like some vegetables, a little rice, a glass of wine, and of course, the right thing to do. work to prepare it.

So, we are going to lay the groundwork here. My general rule of thumb when it comes to interviews is to dress to a standard that is one level higher than the job you are seeking (for example, if you are being interviewed to be a CFO, you should dress more like the VP of Finance), and a level lower than the person interviewing you. This shows enough ambition, with enough subordination not to give off a pretentious aura.

Now the big question is ... are you asking this question from the point of view of someone who already has a well-stocked closet and needs a "which of the following?" Answer. Or are you asking from the point of view of someone who needs to go shopping and needs to have some idea of ​​what to buy?

I will go ahead and assume the latter. The reason is that even if you have fancy men's clothing on hand, chances are if you're asking this question on Quora, you'll have to buy something to complete the look ... even if it's a tie or belt. Also, the advice of "what to buy" can easily be turned into "what to wear", seen through the right lens.

I'm also going to go ahead and assume you are interviewing for an office job. Please correct me if I'm wrong as there are slightly different applicable suggestions for jobs that require a suit, but are not specifically office type in nature (e.g. Maitre D ', real estate agent, academic instructor, limo driver , etc. .).

So, going back to my original point of how a suit is nothing on its own. Ancillary components to look at are a shirt, tie, belt, pair of shoes, and a solid undershirt. A brief breakdown, in order of importance, is as follows.

Suit: Go with something conservative in a shade of gray or blue. Don't wear black for an interview. You can also use tan / earth tones if it's summer or if you live somewhere that doesn't snow. Make sure it fits. No, "it feels good" doesn't mean it fits. Don't underestimate what good tailoring can do to make your suit look its best. Googling "men's suit jacket fit", and you'll see what I mean. It may cost you $ 75 or $ 100, but it can make a $ 300 suit look like a $ 2,500 suit, executed properly. At all costs, make sure the body and shoulders fit solidly (SOLIDLY), and that the cuffs show a half inch of your shirt cuff with your arms hanging down. If your cuffs are not showing, it will look like you are wearing your dad's suit.

Shirt - This is where you want to be as conservative as possible. The reason is that I see guys in pretty nice suits all the time, with casual shirts underneath (for example, buttons that you would wear with jeans). Don't be this guy. You should get a white, blue, or pastel shirt. Nothing shiny. Nothing vivid. Patterns, if any, should not be easily distinguishable from ten feet away.

Two tips about the shirt ...

1. If it "swells" noticeably, tailor it. Take it to a disturbance specialist and ask to have it reduced. This should cost you between $ 15 and $ 30, depending on how extensive the alteration is.

2. Iron the shirt. Then, if you notice a single wrinkle, iron it again. Yes, I know the shirt will wrinkle with use. But what I can tell you is that if you buy a shirt, unpack it, and then wear it, there will be crease lines. They will be visible. And people like me will laugh at you. If you don't know how to iron, that's fine, you can take it to the same guy who will make your modifications and ask to be ironed.

Tie: Simply put, it should complement your shirt. It is not uncommon to go out and buy a tie for an interview. Put your shirt on when you go shopping so you can see how it looks. You will know when you get the correct one, because it will "click" when you see it. While shopping for the tie, you should also shop for the pocket square as they go hand in hand.

Shoes: Don't buy anything that is particularly "practical." If it has rubber soles and something like "flex tech", "ultra comfort" or "breathe plus", don't think about it. Those are reserved for retirees and substitute teachers. Shoes are a solid investment, because unlike pretty much anything else, you can wear them over and over again and it won't be a big deal. So don't look for the first $ 39.99 pair you can find on sale. If the perfect pair costs $ 239.99, buy them. Will that extra $ 200 really serve you well, knowing that you'll be walking around in a pair of shoes bought specifically because they were cheap? The fact that you wear them a lot means that buying cheap effectively dooms you to an eternally cheap look. If you are looking for a job that will pay you $ 70,000 per year, that pair of shoes will pay off on your first day of work. Don't place a high five-figure bet on a low three-figure spread.

Belt: Match the shoes. Enough talk. Not the belt you wear with your jeans. That's for your jeans. For the length, it should be done in the middle notch, MAYBE in the middle on the left or in the middle on the right. Whatever the case, the point should not pass more than two inches beyond the belt loop.

Undershirt: Get a good one. You need this not only to protect your dress shirt ... but let's say you start to sweat from nervousness. Do you want the dress shirt to get it, or do you want the shirt to get it? What you want to get is a T-shirt made mostly of polyester. Polyester does not absorb liquids. It repels it. Which means that, in effect, neither your shirt nor your dress shirt will receive it directly. It's hard to explain the dynamics behind this, but trust me. A great T-shirt will cost you a minimum of $ 30, but if it helps you get two more years out of an $ 85 dress shirt, won't it pay for itself?

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Hope this answers your question. Good luck in the interview!

In my opinion it is. There are several factors that make it so. First of all, the people who work on it. Not just doctors, nurses, physical therapists. radiographers and all front-of-house personnel. The people who take care of the boilers, cook the meals, work in the telephone exchange. working in labs - oh, a lot of jobs outside the public eye that people don't even know about, let alone think about. But they are, in general, all the parts of a machine whose ultimate goal is to make people feel good again. In my opinion, it is a great pity that this tremendous esprit de corps is being damaged by the administrator.

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In my opinion it is. There are several factors that make it so. First of all, the people who work on it. Not just doctors, nurses, physical therapists. radiographers and all front-of-house personnel. The people who take care of the boilers, cook the meals, work in the telephone exchange. working in labs - oh, a lot of jobs outside the public eye that people don't even know about, let alone think about. But they are, in general, all the parts of a machine whose ultimate goal is to make people feel good again. In my opinion, it is a great pity that this tremendous esprit de corps is being damaged by the infatuation of the management to privatize services such as cleaning, porting, catering and, by a greater reliance on the use of agency workers, nursing. And this often affects workers at the lower end of the pay scale. People who may have served decades of loyal service to the NHS only to be re-employed at lower pay rates, with additional duties and loss of benefits. When I was working in the NHS, this was just creeping in and was having a detrimental effect on affected services. I imagine it is much worse now.

The NHS offers excellent value for money. If you need it, the most advanced treatment in the world is available to you, but you will certainly have to wait. Unfortunately, the waiting lists have gotten worse again. But, as an American new to the health service, I was amazed at how little I paid for my health insurance compared to what was required for a similar service in the United States. This is because the main source of funding is general taxes. It is true that a part is collected through national insurance contributions, which at one time used to be literally a "stamp." One of my Scottish cousins ​​used to be a wage clerk, and she told me stories of having to go to the post office on Thursdays to buy the correct number of different categories of stamps (for example, boys paid more than girls, married women less than single) in time for packages of Friday afternoon payment. Each employee had a card of the appropriate color that was to have an insurance stamp affixed every Friday. Long ago it used to be 10/6 d a week. I don't know the exact cost. But I have very good faith that it is a fairly small percentage of gross income. In this way, the cost of providing a health service is shared among all taxpayers and there is some element of collection according to the ability to pay. This is a pleasant surprise, when one was used to receiving a bill for their treatment, with everything, down to the last broken plaster. You send it to your insurers in the hope that it will eventually be reimbursed. But there are conditions and treatments that are completely excluded and copays,

It's no wonder, then, that the British are so dedicated to their National Health Service. There are some justifiable complaints about waiting times, but they know they will receive excellent treatment for whatever ails them, without the possibility of being harassed by debt collectors, going bankrupt personally, or even losing their home. I think you do well to be vigilant when it comes to your NHS. Progressive privatization is already taking place, starting some 30 years ago when it was becoming common practice to isolate catering and household services. But, as is likely, American health insurance companies will get their hands on the NHS; it will become unrecognizable and much more expensive. The great work of Bevan and Attlee given to the nation in 1948 would be destroyed. And that would be a tragedy.

I can write a book about interviews. Part of my HR job is recruiting. I'm sure your question was for the person you interviewed, but I thought it would give you a perspective from across the desk.

So yesterday a man unannounced my office (there are 4 of us in the administration, so it is a main office). I was talking to a young man who just finished his application when this guy walks in. I had requested it a week before. His English is sad for someone who has worked at McDonald's for 15 years and speaks very loud. Without apologizing he interrupts me talking to the young man

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I can write a book about interviews. Part of my HR job is recruiting. I'm sure your question was for the person you interviewed, but I thought it would give you a perspective from across the desk.

So yesterday a man unannounced my office (there are 4 of us in the administration, so it is a main office). I was talking to a young man who just finished his application when this guy walks in. I had requested it a week before. His English is sad for someone who has worked at McDonald's for 15 years and speaks very loud. Without apologizing, he interrupts me talking to the young man sitting at my desk basically yelling because he is talking too loud and asking me "please, do you have work for me?" I said that I'm with someone right now because he apparently can't see the person on my desk. He shakes his head but keeps asking in Spanish if I speak Spanish. I reminded him, “no, I don't speak Spanish, I don't have anything available for you. Do you understand? "I asked him. He proceeded to look at me and speak Spanish out loud. I repeated, I don't speak Spanish. I don't have a vacancy, do you understand me? He continued speaking Spanish as he stood next to me. My coworker who was watching this scene in dismay asked him: "Are you talking on the phone ?!" In fact it was. He was interrupting my day to ask about a job and instead of listening to me, he just answered his Bluetooth and stood over me speaking loudly in Spanish to someone on his phone. I basically had to ask him to come out. He was interrupting my day to ask about a job and instead of listening to me, he just answered his Bluetooth and stood over me speaking loudly in Spanish to someone on his phone. I basically had to ask him to come out. He was interrupting my day to ask about a job and instead of listening to me, he just answered his Bluetooth and stood over me speaking loudly in Spanish to someone on his phone. I basically had to ask him to come out.

He stood directly outside the door continuing their phone conversation aloud. Then someone called on his behalf. Now, to be fair, I just spoke to this guy just a week ago. His English was broken, but he seemed to be able to explain that he was not happy with his work. Rudeness comes in all languages. Here are some tips on how to get a job.

  • When you are following up on a request if the interviewer is with someone, sit down and wait your turn.
  • If you can't speak the language, bring an interpreter and both of you sit on your asses
  • Never stand on the person who can give you a job.
  • Never, and I mean never answer your phone when trying to get a job and proceed to speak out loud to that person while standing next to the person who can give you a job.
  • Don't have someone call on your behalf within 2 minutes of being asked to leave because the person you are interviewing is interviewing someone else!

Needless to say, I'm not going to hire that guy. That's one in a million stories….

Oh yeah, don't smoke meth before you randomly drop in and idly ask "are you hiring?" While your girlfriend calls you a fool ... that's another story.

Going to the interview is better than not going.

Wear clean clothes. Keep the outfit as neutral as possible. You want them to remember you and not your clothes.

Wear whatever you have that looks new, clean, and fits you well. That also applies to your shoes. Even if all you have is something old and worn, do your best to clean them and make them look more presentable. Avoid things with rips, holes, or large logos / designs. There are no silly internet jokes on t-shirts.

Be clean. Take a shower and groom yourself as best you can. Wash your hair and style it carefully. For men, you must be clean-shaven or have a beard / facial

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Going to the interview is better than not going.

Wear clean clothes. Keep the outfit as neutral as possible. You want them to remember you and not your clothes.

Wear whatever you have that looks new, clean, and fits you well. That also applies to your shoes. Even if all you have is something old and worn, do your best to clean them and make them look more presentable. Avoid things with rips, holes, or large logos / designs. There are no silly internet jokes on t-shirts.

Be clean. Take a shower and groom yourself as best you can. Wash your hair and style it carefully. For men, it must be clean-shaven or, if you have a beard or facial hair, make sure it is clean and trimmed. For women, if wearing makeup makes you feel more confident, go for it, but keep it neutral and simple.

Ask friends or family who are similar in size to you if they have anything you can borrow. Raiding someone else's wardrobe can solve a lot of problems! If you can afford it, maybe you will go buy what you need, especially if it makes you feel safe / good about yourself.

Personally, I think the main purpose of dressing well in a job interview is that it is a sign of respect. By dressing your best and looking neat and clean, you are doing your best to be respectful of the people interviewing you, showing that you appreciate their time and that you care about this. You also want to feel safe and comfortable with yourself, as much as you can in a situation that can be stressful.

And remember, a job interview is as much an opportunity for you to find out about the job as it is for the hiring manager to evaluate you. You are both trying to find out if you and the job are a good fit for each other.

Do your best and good luck!

Here's an answer you're going to hate ...

Clothing is communication. Tell a story about the candidate, either deliberately or carelessly.

A man who dresses neatly will appear to the interviewer that he respects the timing of the interview. A candidate who dresses like a slob in ill-fitting jeans and a T-shirt that is too tight indicates that he does not care about himself and / or does not care about the interviewer. Women who wear clothes that are too revealing are pointing out something about what is important to them: their breasts, their legs, or going on a date. Women who dress neatly report that they are about to

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Here's an answer you're going to hate ...

Clothing is communication. Tell a story about the candidate, either deliberately or carelessly.

A man who dresses neatly will appear to the interviewer that he respects the timing of the interview. A candidate who dresses like a slob in ill-fitting jeans and a T-shirt that is too tight indicates that he does not care about himself and / or does not care about the interviewer. Women who wear clothes that are too revealing are pointing out something about what is important to them: their breasts, their legs, or going on a date. Women who dress neatly indicate that they are at work.

Clothing can indicate to the interviewer that you are young and modern, or old and heavy. Indicate their socioeconomic class. Point out what he cares about and what he doesn't care about.

I've probably offended a lot of people. They will say that how they dress should not be important because the interviewer should be concerned with their achievements. They will say that an interviewer who notices a woman's cleavage is a misogynistic pervert. These things are true. And guess what. What you think doesn't matter at all. It is the immediate impression you give the interviewer that matters. The interviewer's fast-thinking affective brain will evaluate you in about two seconds, but their logical brain won't be able to hear your accomplishments for half an hour. And maybe not entirely if his affective brain is distracted by your breasts.

So dress neatly. Dress up a bit. Dress as if you were going to dinner with your ecclesiastical grandparents. Don't dress like you're going to the beach, or to the yoga studio, or on a hot date, or like you're going to wash your car on a Saturday.

Many interview questions can be different depending on the job. There are some general questions that come up quite often. This is your opportunity to sell yourself (but not oversold) and for the Panel to assess your personality and how you might fit into a team. It's too easy to think that I really wanted that job but didn't get it. This may not be a reflection of you, but of the team and the strength of the competition.

So why do you want this job?

What experience or education would you bring to this publication?

What are your main strengths?

What are your main weaknesses?

Tell us about and

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Many interview questions can be different depending on the job. There are some general questions that come up quite often. This is your opportunity to sell yourself (but not oversold) and for the Panel to assess your personality and how you might fit into a team. It's too easy to think that I really wanted that job but didn't get it. This may not be a reflection of you, but of the team and the strength of the competition.

So why do you want this job?

What experience or education would you bring to this publication?

What are your main strengths?

What are your main weaknesses?

Tell us about your health, anything we need to know?

Where do you see yourself in, say, 5 years?

Beware of clever questions designed to trip you up.

How do you keep up with professional topics? The answer I read a lot is a way out of the trap. You can name a journal that you take each week because the follow-up question is. What caught your eye in last week's number? You need to name an item and give a short description. If you can't, don't fall into the elephant trap of naming a journal.

Do you gladly tolerate fools?

This is a question that may just be a personality test, but it may also be because they have some fools.

Absolutely yes, feel free to ask the recruiter or coordinator what the company dress code is, or what advice they have on how to dress.

Some of the answers here suggest that you should already know this, or have an idea, but if you're really wondering, feel free to ask. I asked this very question myself on Thursday, and I was glad I did! As an interviewer myself, I generally instruct my candidates, in advance, so they don't have to ask.

The general rule of thumb is to dress more stylish than you think you should, but in an era of mixed corporate dress codes, it's harder to know what that is.

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Absolutely yes, feel free to ask the recruiter or coordinator what the company dress code is, or what advice they have on how to dress.

Some of the answers here suggest that you should already know this, or have an idea, but if you're really wondering, feel free to ask. I asked this very question myself on Thursday, and I was glad I did! As an interviewer myself, I generally instruct my candidates, in advance, so they don't have to ask.

The general rule of thumb is to dress more stylish than you think you should, but in an era of mixed corporate dress codes, it's harder to know what that means. And in fact, I have experienced and heard other stories of candidates being rejected (in part, at least) because they dressed too much for the interview!

For most white collar job interviews, you must wear a suit. A tie is now more optional than it was ten years ago, so feel free to ask if a tie is expected. The minimum is probably dark khaki pants (preferably wool dress pants) and a button-down collared shirt.

For craft jobs, neat, clean khaki pants and a polo shirt are probably fine, but again, dress to impress.

Every detail about you is subject to interpretation during an interview, so why leave these things to chance? Dress better than you think you need or ask for.

The length of the interview will depend on the position applied for. Most testing centers (they rarely do direct interviews these days, certainly not for clinical roles) can be spread out over a day or more and will include written tests, practical tests, and if you go through that lot, a face-to-face interview. expensive that could last between twenty minutes and half an hour. Some testing centers are sudden death testing where if you don't pass a test you make no further progress, others will see your overall results for the day and make a decision based on that. Attend the assessment center

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The length of the interview will depend on the position applied for. Most testing centers (they rarely do direct interviews these days, certainly not for clinical roles) may be spread out over a day or more and will include written tests, practical tests, and if you go through that lot, a face-to-face interview. expensive that could last between twenty minutes and half an hour. Some testing centers are sudden death testing centers where if you fail a test you make no further progress, others will see your overall results for the day and make a decision based on that. Attendance at the assessment center obviously depends on your application going through the initial paper screen.

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