bombed interview, still a chance?

  1. 0 Hey everyone, been a while since I posted but I've been hard at work finishing my BSN, working in CVICU, and volunteering. I recently interviewed and I feel I did not present myself as well as I should have. It was a panel interview and there were no clinical questions, just ethical/general questions. I was sooo nervous I could here my voice shake, did I mention I am an INTJ . I have excellent GPA, CV, references, goal statement. I wish I could do it all over again!! What will count more: my interview or my supporting info? I HOPE I still have a chance!!! Please any thoughts or advice would be much appreciated.
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    Joined Feb '04; Posts: 16.

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  3. Visit  NiteyNight profile page
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    If there weren't any clinical questions is it really possible to bomb an interview? Ethical and general type questions are subjective type questions and so will have varied responses--this is expected. Relax, you probably did better than you think you did. Nervousness is expected by the panel as this is a very competitive field. Good luck!

    NiteyNight
  4. Visit  Pupnshnooter profile page
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    They may have seen that you were nervous - most people are. You can fail an interview if there are no technical questions, but let's stay positive.

    What you do need to do is IMMEDIATELY send an individual thank you to each person you interviewed with. This will show your follow up skills, your interest in the position and will also add as an additional reminder as to why they should choose you over any other.

    Good Luck
  5. Visit  trp100329 profile page
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    Hey, I thought I bombed my interview, as well - I started babbling like an idiot, and sweating like a pig - it was awful. I remember thinking to myself, "shut up, shut up, shut up!" but the words just kept coming... I think I answered one clinical question by saying, "I'm counting on you to teach me that!" How stupid is that? I was just so nervous I couldn't THINK - and normally, I'm pretty articulate.

    I came home and told everyone that there was no way I was getting in - and that's really how I felt. I just kept consoling myself with the thought that at least I'd know what to expect at the next interview, you know?

    Two weeks later, I got the magic phone call - I was accepted and I start in January. So, it ain't over 'til it's over, and don't concede defeat yet! Good luck!

    Terri



    Quote from RNsneedchange
    Hey everyone, been a while since I posted but I've been hard at work finishing my BSN, working in CVICU, and volunteering. I recently interviewed and I feel I did not present myself as well as I should have. It was a panel interview and there were no clinical questions, just ethical/general questions. I was sooo nervous I could here my voice shake, did I mention I am an INTJ . I have excellent GPA, CV, references, goal statement. I wish I could do it all over again!! What will count more: my interview or my supporting info? I HOPE I still have a chance!!! Please any thoughts or advice would be much appreciated.
  6. Visit  CHATSDALE profile page
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    practice interviews . know what you ae going to say this will help build up some confidence
  7. Visit  RNsneedchange profile page
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    Thanks everyone for the words of encouragement! It is a relief to know that I am not alone. I told peopele the same thing (no way i am getting in) so we will see, and i will keep you posted) I did immediately sent a thank you letter, although I could not remember the fifteen interviewers, I sent letter to heads and addressed to interview committee. Thanks guys XOXO:blushkiss
  8. Visit  etherchick profile page
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    Definitely still a chance! Please force yourself to be positive about it. I spent the two weeks following my interview dismantling my hopes and dreams. I, too, was convinced the interviewers hated me. In fact, I couldn't remember one positive thing they mentioned about my overall "package" of qualifications. Two weeks later, a certified letter came. By that time I had forgotten to look for one. It was my acceptance letter!

    I say all this to say, I really damaged my feelings about myself and CRNA school in those weeks following the interview. And even when I learned I got in, my response was less enthusiastic because of it. It has taken time to build myself back up. I believe everyone will admit, this can be a very humbling process.

    To all of those still waiting to hear....it IT IS POSSIBLE to snag your skirt, get a hole in your stockings, a firey blister on your foot (from very sweaty feet in heels), believe that your interview was a bust....AND STILL GET IN!
    Hold tight and believe in yourself.

    etherchick
  9. Visit  jewelcutt profile page
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    You know, interviewing actually takes practice I think. I remember that I didn't think I totally sold myself in my first interview, that's why I scheduled the interview at the school I really wanted to go to last, so I would be totally prepared. You should apply to other places, even if for practice, and reapply at the institution you just interviewed at next year. That way, you'll know what to expect and be better prepared and more confident. Don't worry, one botched interview won't ruin your life. There's plenty of anesthesia schools out there.
  10. Visit  dfk profile page
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    Quote from trp100329
    Hey, I thought I bombed my interview, as well - I started babbling like an idiot, and sweating like a pig - it was awful. I remember thinking to myself, "shut up, shut up, shut up!" but the words just kept coming... I think I answered one clinical question by saying, "I'm counting on you to teach me that!" How stupid is that? I was just so nervous I couldn't THINK - and normally, I'm pretty articulate.
    :lol_hitti
  11. Visit  changed1 profile page
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    The best thing that I did was read books at Barnes and Noble to make sure that I had a grasp for the possibility of questions that I could be asked....There are books on interviews for all professions.
    It helped out huge! It taught me strategies of interviews and how to steer an interview in my direction. There is nothing that is specific to nurse anesthesia but, just understanding why they asked things helped. Also be yourself...nervous or scared...just keep smiling.
  12. Visit  Sec331 profile page
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    It seems this thread is from a couple of years ago and I hope all of you have found success! I of course stumbled upon it because I just got out of an interview that I feel like I totally bombed and I am looking for some sort of light at the end of the tunnel. I think I did pretty well until they gave me a clinical scenario and I got confused until I figure it out, I know they wanted me to say the rhythm was Heart Block, but it seriously looked like bradycardia and **** and now that I'm thinking about it it was probably first degree instead of second degree type 1... an ok whatever it is over but I am just totally dying inside, questioning if I ever have a chance at this whole thing.

    I have 2+ yrs ICU experience, my CCRN and a stellar undergrad GPA but I just feel a little intimidated when I go to these big university hospitals to interview coming from a public hospital in a big urban city. When was the last time staffing allowed me to actually sit down and measure out PR intervals on my patients!?

    Anyways does anyone else have any redemption stories from bad interview to acceptance letters?


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