I had my interview today, and I don't think it went very well. I had memorized various stories I could relate to questions...a time I worked in a team, a time I had a difficult patient, how I improved things, my weaknesses, my strengths. All that typical stuff I had in my head, but the interview just didn't seem to click. I was asked a long list of questions, and it went on for an hour. WOW!
Sometimes it felt like I was supposed to know what a case worker would do, but I have never been a case worker. I was asked, "How would you assess a patient when meeting them for the first time?" I didn't understand and asked if she meant as a nurse, or something else? She meant assessing them for case working. I had no idea! I've never been one. After a few questions like that where I muddled around and felt like an idiot, it was hard to think of answers!
There were a lot of questions about my greatest achievement, how I deal with having to do something I didn't want to do (I struck out on that one, my story was one where I didn't want to do something and I DIDN'T)...honestly, after an hour of that, I couldn't make sense of what I was even saying anymore. I had done a half hour before that with HR, and then sitting there being grilled about all sorts of situations....it really stunk.
She kept wanting me to give my description of what case management was, and when I didn't get the answer quite right we would talk awhile about it was really different from my answer. I just felt like a boob. She was a nice person, but I was just not calling up the stories and answers she wanted to hear, I don't think.
She said if things progress I will have a peer review next week, and I really don't know what to think of that. I feel wrung out, and I can't imagine having several people firing questions at me. I think sometimes my answers impressed the boss, but most of the time it seemed like she was not satisfied.
Of course, my interviewing skills are rusty, too. We'll see what happens, but I'm not expecting much.