interview advice

  1. ello all!! first of all thank you for reading my post.

    i wanted to see if anyone can give me some interview advice. I work in a very busy floor as an RN with a high level acuity. Ive been working on this floor for two years and Im starting to realize that its not for me. the stress level is high, and i don't look forward to work anymore. So I want to try different area in nursing, hopefully I can find a fit.

    My question is how do I appropriately answer to my interviewer for a new job that I want to leave my current job for a less stressful job , or at least find a floor that better fits me? People have advised me I should not let potential employers know the real reason why I want to leave my current job. I love nursing and helping people. But I want to do it for a long time without getting burnt out. I want to wake up in the morning and want to come to work.

    Any advice or input would greatly be appreciated.
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  3. by   Dixielee
    Never say anything negative about the area you are leaving. I generally say that while there is always room to learn more, I would like to stretch my skills and move to an area I have always been interested in (of course that means where ever you are trying to go ) and try something new.

    If you have any specific reasons you want to go to the new area, i.e. good clinical experience, advice of friend or family, etc., then expound a bit on why you want to try the new area while down playing any reason for leaving the old.

    Always be positive, tell them you enjoy learning, emphasize professional advancement goals etc.

    Good luck to you!
  4. by   tnbutterfly
    Moved to Nursing Interview Help forum.