Hey, I have alot to be greatful for: Passed my Nclex, just 2 weeks ago! Got an interview with a hospital right where I live. I came in dressed well, and exuded confidence. The prob is I was asked a "scenario ? It was a pt. who had surg and his pain wasn't being managed, and their temp of 100.9 and something else, which was irrelevant. I chose the infection (temp)as priority. One of my instructors told me the pain would have been the priority. I feel soo frustratrated b/c Kaplan came to my school and told us how pain would not take priority over something like infection. I just need clarity on when the pain is the priority. tks
welcome to the cite...as i wish you the best in all of your future endeavors...aloha~
Last edit by GitanoRN on Jan 4, '13
Aug 8, '12
by llg, BSN, MSN, PhD Guide
How do you know that the people interviewing you would think that your answer would prevent you from being hired? Just because an instructor thought the other answer was incorrect is not sufficient to assume you blew the whole interview. Interview questions are not exactly like test questions -- and the situation is not the same as taking a test where you need to score 100% to pass.
When people interview you for a job, they are often looking for more than just whether or not you gave the textbook answer to a specific question. They are looking for how you handle yourself in the situation, whether or not you are "teachable," and whether or not you are the kind of person they want to work with. The situation is more complicated than the answer to any specific question. You can give a "wrong" answer and still get the job.
Focus on the big picture in your job hunting process and don't blame one little detail if you don't get hired for this particular position. You might end up missing the forest for the trees.
Last edit by llg on Aug 9, '12