I have come to the conclusion that my interviewing skills really suck, so much to the point that I am failing my interviews. This is not allowing me to move forward with my career and instead is having me stuck at my current job. So time to brush up on my interview skills. A co-worker who used to be a hiring manager told me to always be positive in an interview no matter what, and always be part of the team. After talking with her, it became apparent that my answers to some questions were hindering my progress in getting me towards the goal of the hospital. So I'm asking your opinion on certain questions that are difficult to answer. For example the "Tell me your weakness" question. I have never heard a great answer to this question. My exchange goes something like this:
Tell me what is a weakness of yours?
Me: Well I find that hard work can also be a weakness for me. It is tough sometimes knowing when to do the hard work, or to let go and let others around you help. And that being said, I could always use help with my documentation.
I was told to rephrase the words I am trying to say, to not make it sound like I am so much better than the rest of the team. While I am no better than the rest of the team, I am a very hard worker. And while other people are sitting around and doing "story time", I'm busy working. And I sure don't want to come across as "better than everyone".
I will also need to focus on positive answers in every situation. Perhaps it is due to my experiences in nursing, but generally I find more negative situations than positive ones. People who do not want to do their work, that sort of thing.