I've had 5 interviews in the last few months, and haven't got any of the jobs...apparently I just suck at interviewing.
I feel like when people hear that I work in home health I'm automatically put at the bottom of the list. I work 12 hour shifts, doing pretty much everything that nurses do in the hospital, I have a ton of skills, I don't just go to people houses for a few minutes to check in on them, which is what i feel like all the hospitals think I do. Do I need to be up-selling my clinical skills more? I'm a quiet person, and I'm pretty sure it comes across that I'm pretty nervous/uncomfortable during the interviews. Is that the reason I keep getting passed up? My go to questions are "what will my orientation be" and "what are you looking for in a nurse/ team member?" Are those good questions, or should I be asking something different? Is it possible I come across too desperate? I want a different job so much, and I know I would excel at any position I was offered, how can I make the interviewers see that?
Please, Hiring managers and other nurses and administrators interviewing people, please tell me what you are looking for in a candidate? what do I need to say, how do i need to act to make you hire me?