IMO, if you feel by a person's body language that they are noodling and smiling and sugar coating and giving "mild" responses instead of the truth, then by all means keep looking.
I had 4 interviews total before I landed the job I'm starting next week as a new grad. From all the job interviews I've had in the 11.5 years in healthcare, these were the most interesting, I will say. One was a phone interview, so there was no visual cues to find out if "deception" would happen. I didn't get the job because they didn't hire new grads. I was upfront that I was a new grad, but took advantage if that interview to sharpen my skills. Oh well.
I had two interviews in Pediatric Primary Care; one involved the practice manager, who was a NP, as well as three nurses. They said they were busy, and I believed them; I waited for the nurses I would be working with at least 35 minutes. They couldn't all meet me as a panel, so I was interviewed a total of 4 times. The last interview I'm sure didn't like my response towards her attitude whether I could "cut it"...this was in response to my previous experience...I am coming from a background of a pediatric facility with complex care. At that point, I couldn't care less about the job. I understood the bluntness...I'm sure they've had problems filling the position (the position was still open at the beginning of this month, I interviewed in September). The other interview, ironically was a positioned that I interviewed before, as a LPN...if went the same way, same weak questions: "would you mind working with MAs???" (Ahem, I'm not one of those, "hierarchical" nurses, blah blah blah...I worked as a tech for five years before becoming a nurse...). Deja Vu...Didn't get that job.
I interviewed for a unit position, they've had NM turnover, new grad turnover, and was very upfront about it, and the steps they were taking, hence, Nursing leadership (staff nurses with +5-25 years experience) interviewed me. I had a shadow experience and got to interview people who were precepting, there for 1 year, 5 years, 10, 15 years. The consensus was pretty much what they said...they had a high turnover, but the ones who stayed loved the unit and how they practiced their nursing care, they worked well with the physicians and NP, team approach, and I was able to witness it...if 50+ people were acting, then they deserve the SAG award for best cast. And I got my email on how they schedule their orientation and preceptorship, last week, cogent to what they've discussed. Still sounds like they've adapted to their challenges and are playing up their strengths...I liked the position when I shadowed, and I think this will be my niche.
Now, my previous job was with a upstart pediatric facility. When the facility started to evolve, then the division of administration and nursing staff began...it was not like that when I first started because there were only 6 people on staff. We added 4 more people, one was fired, but for the most part, there was still great cohesion and team work. I think there is a lack of trust from the newer staff, however, we've had problems with attaining quality staff, until we started doing shadow interviews, as having a new grad program. Honestly, they are in a contract, and the work that they do, they feel as though "they didn't sign up for this" and I agree, there is more that meets the eye in working for the facility...there is more work pushed on the nurse, the support staff has no defined tasks at times, etc. As more senior staff help the newbies out, I can honestly say that we have saved new nurses from flameouts (noticed I didn't say burnouts...) Some have stayed post contract, while others were able to get a position in two local Children's hospitals and have found their niche.
I use this example because you will find that "this is NOT what I signed up for" even if you have been somewhere for a period of time. I try to remain flexible within reason, and if I feel the need to "fly" and find another niche, I've done so guilt free. The best thing for you to do during interviews is learn to advocate for yourself. The power is in the words you use in your resume, and when they call back, you back it up in your statement, then your interview, and your shadow, if you get one. Those "sugar coated" positions that you interview for may not be for you...they may NOT call you back. I'm always grateful for that. They look at the wording in my résumé, and reject me, because I want to "deliver exceptional care." And I back it up in my phone screen and in my interview. I am willing to actively learn, but I have a thick skin, and I don't go for politics or drama. I come from a military family, but my personality shows my flexibility and diplomacy. I like to investigate, and learn from others. Those who decided to pass on, so be it. I found my niche, and you will too, eventually. Don't waste your time trying to play Jedi mind games. Work on how you want to present yourself..when you don't get that call back, count it as a blessing in disguise, and move on to the next one-even if its six months from now till your next interview.