Quote from classicdame
"I am excited to begin a new career in a fascinating field. I believe that nursing will allow me to grow professionally and personally. "
Basically, I have a feeling the interviewer wants you to volunteer personal information like number of dependents, married or not, how far you away you live, do you hate the idea of working nights, just got married and wanting to start a family right away----------- I recommend you create a script then stick to it. Only volunteer what you what EVERYONE to know and it does not have to be personal at all.
As someone who has interviewed people for possible hiring, I hate the answer quoted above. I would NOT recommend. It sounds totally "canned," impersonal and does not reveal anything about yourself. The interviewer wants to know about YOU -- not some standard generic drivel that basically doesn't say anything or do anything that helps you stand out in their minds as an individual. And one thing you never want to do in an interview is disappoint and/or frustrate the interviewer. It doesn't help your cause to appear to be dodging the question by giving an answer that sounds like it came out of a book.
Pick a few things about yourself that you don't mind sharing. They should be a bit personal and unique to you. Remember, they want to connect with you as a person. They want to know who you are, why you are applying for this job, and what you will be bringing into their work environment. So pick a few personal tidbits that you don't mind sharing -- and use that as your opportunity to establish a personal connection. For example, I wouldn't mind sharing that I am single, where in grew up, where I did my education and have gotten experience, what I am looking for in a job, why I am interested in this particular job, etc. Just be sure those things are all positive and do not include any "red flags" for them. If you have recently moved to the community, this is a good opportunity to tell them what brought you to the community -- and give them some reason to believe you plan on staying there a long time. etc.
In short ... identify a few personal qualities about yourself that make you an attractive job candidate and share them. Use that opportunity to make that personal link
with them -- as opposed to the textbook phrases that often sound fake, insincere, or at least impersonal. Sound warm and friendly, like someone they would enjoy getting to know and working with on a personal level. We do that by sharing a few personal tidbits. After sharing a few personal tidbits ... then move the conversation into your skills and strengths -- things that you will bring to the job.
Remember: Hiring managers rarely hiring resumes. They hire people they want to work with. This is your chance to show them the person that you are. Be personal -- but only show them parts of yourself that they would consider positive.