Please help me

  1. Guys I have an interview tomorrow at 3, and I am feeling very crappy, because I hate interviews, please, can you guys give me some prep, I do not have any experience, and am afraid that I will be turn down. Can you guys tell me what they are looking for when they ask 'what are your strength and weaknesses," Please share your interview experience with me, I really need this job. Thanks in advance.
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    First off, try to look at the interview as something fun. You are going to meet someone from whom you hope to get something, e.g., a job. Are you excited about the job you might get? If so, you can turn that into some enthusiasm for the interview.

    I have the most fun when I don't particularly care whether I get the job or not--and often as not, I do get the job and it's neat.

    I do think it is all a matter of attitude or, as I think of it, "personal mental marketing." Sometimes you have to sell it to yourself.

    About strengths and weaknesses. I hate those questions too.

    Try this--if you were going to interview you for the job for which you are interviewing, what would you hope to find, and what would you be willing to tolerate on this list of stuff you hope wouldn't be there? I mean, what would you most value in your applicant, and of the stuff you wish was not going to be a part of that person, what could you put up with--or even better, do you have a personal plan for how to deal with the thing that you don't particularly like?

    Not sure if this is helpful. Maybe a little more about you and about the job you are interviewing for......

    In any case, good luck!
  4. by   RNKay31
    Thanks so much, but I am going to be interviewed for a nursing home job, it is very close to my home and is flexible for my 3 kids, I have never work before, so I have not a clue what to say.
  5. by   crb613
    Strengths...you have 3 children, you can probally do several things at once, organization...planning & implementation! Hard worker, eager to learn.
    Weakness... New to the job market....but no stranger to work! New RN not a lot of experience, but ready, determined & willing to learn.
    Hope this helps.....turn negatives into positives! You may not have held a public job, but you have worked.....running a house, budgets, rasing children.
  6. by   augigi
    My negative or "weakness" that I say at interview is always that I can sometimes need to be more tolerant of others with different expectations. I am a total perfectionist, and I get frustrated with others who are happy with "just ok". I try not to go overboard saying this, as I do not want them to think I am not a "team player".

    Make sure whatever "weakness" you list, you give a solution to. For example, if time management is your weakness, say something like "I have realised over time that I sometimes need assistance to organize my time. These days, I write priority lists and seek feedback from my supervisor to check that my plan is reasonable".

    Best of luck - I personally love interviews, you get to tell them "Why should I hire you?". THe most important thing is to believe that you will be a great asset to them, and try and explain why.
  7. by   RNKay31
    Quote from crb613
    Strengths...you have 3 children, you can probally do several things at once, organization...planning & implementation! Hard worker, eager to learn.
    Weakness... New to the job market....but no stranger to work! New RN not a lot of experience, but ready, determined & willing to learn.
    Hope this helps.....turn negatives into positives! You may not have held a public job, but you have worked.....running a house, budgets, rasing children.
    Thank you very much for your brilliant idea, I will definitely use it
  8. by   RNKay31
    Quote from augigi
    My negative or "weakness" that I say at interview is always that I can sometimes need to be more tolerant of others with different expectations. I am a total perfectionist, and I get frustrated with others who are happy with "just ok". I try not to go overboard saying this, as I do not want them to think I am not a "team player".

    Make sure whatever "weakness" you list, you give a solution to. For example, if time management is your weakness, say something like "I have realised over time that I sometimes need assistance to organize my time. These days, I write priority lists and seek feedback from my supervisor to check that my plan is reasonable".

    Best of luck - I personally love interviews, you get to tell them "Why should I hire you?". THe most important thing is to believe that you will be a great asset to them, and try and explain why.
    Thanks for your kind contribution, as I am a very good team player, but just a little secret, I hate interviews and appointments. LOL
  9. by   raremoon22
    How was the interview?
  10. by   RNKay31
    I did not like how it went, take a look at my other post, and you will see why. Thanks

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