I have an interview at a primary care office as an office nurse. I would love to get this job and get away from the hell that is the bedside. I love being a nurse and taking care of my patients but the bedside causes me too much anxiety.
I don't do well at interviews and I always have trouble with the weakness question. It is not that I don't have weaknesses it is just if I tell the interviewer about my real weaknesses I would definitely not get the position. My weaknesses as a nurse are anxiety and being easily overwhelmed. I am sure these weaknesses are due to working at the bedside on a med-surge floor. I have trouble with stress in general but not to the extent that it is at the bedside.
I just never know what to say at these interviews for weaknesses without saying something that will take me out of the running.
the other question of how do I handle conflict always makes me uptight. In reality I avoid conflict if it can be avoided. I am not a very assertive person but I cannot say that on an interview.
I was thinking of saying for a weakness how I do not like to be in charge of the floor and being a supervisor. For conflict I would say that I try to compromise.
I am a good nurse and go above and beyond or at least do everything in my poser to take care of the patient. I also will help out a co-worker if I see they are struggling. I really need to get away from the bedside and off of the second shift before I lose it. I dread going to work each day and each shift is a struggle to get through. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
My interview is next Friday so it gives me plenty of time to prepare.