Please quit wasting my time: Interview Advice from Hiring Manager - page 23
by Teacher Sue
I have spent the last two days interviewing candidates for an open RN position on my floor. Last week I went through the 14 resumes HR sent over to pick out the ones I wanted to interview. Eliminated eight of these for various... Read More
- 0If you don't have the correct attire I suggest borrowing money from someone to at least get a good suit for interviews. If you can't visit some of the thrift stores. Professional attire is a must when interviewing. Making the statement some don't have much is not going to fly with many managers.
- 0Quote from samadams8With respect, honestly, how in the world does that come close to anything objective? What I mean is that as striving for objectivity should be there--while looking for or against a particular attitude can cloud balance in thinking and understanding. Attitudes can appear "good" or "bad." What in the world do you mean by "attitude?" I am asking this b/c I truly believe people should be evaluated in a fair and objective ways--at least as much as it is possible.
I say this b/c it almost smacks, IMHO, of a huge part of the problem in nursing in general. "Let's hire for 'LIKEABILITY' over all else."
People that are strong, independent critical thinkers can frequently be misunderstood by others as having a "less than likeable attitude."
I am sure that you strive to incorporate many things into your analysis and evaluation of potential candidates, and I am also certain that the process can be far from objective. But balance and objectivity, at least by my ethics, has to be what leads one's thinking in these situations. The very person that you or the unit's "influential others" may consider as having a certain "attitude" may end up being one of the strongest nurses for your patients as well as the whole team. "Different and independent thinker" does NOT mean trouble. Unfortunately there are those that can be threatened by free thinkers. Those that feel threatened can try to undermine people with great potential.
No doubt, yours is a tough job. I just want to clarify and at least believe for now that the tone/meaning of "attitude" involves something much more than what it often can tranlate to in today's world of "likeability above all else."
I have to disagree with you. Attitude IS everything. First impressions IS EVERYTHING!!!the candidate could not even put their best foot forward in trying to land a job( especially in this economy) how in the world are they going to impress later on?.