I am a new grad and have gone on several interviews without receiving an offer. Nursjng is a second career for me and previously I was in a corporate environment. I was in a senior level position but hated my career. I finally had the opportunity to go back to school and get my BSN and was so excited to finally graduate. In the past, I have always interviewed well. The only reason I know this is bc I was offered basically every job I ever applied for and got great feedback from the people that interviewed me. Things are different now!!! I received feedback (thank goodness) from the HR recruiter regarding my last interview. He said that based on my background he could tell that I interview like a person coming from that business sector. He said that although the hiring manager really liked me that I was assertive, but too assertive. He said that I have to remember that this is healthcare and managers are looking for different things then corporate world. He then told me that although i was probably just trying to let them know that i was definitely interested and excited about the opportunity that it just didn't come off right. He also said that he knows I'm an excellent candidate and he really wants to get me hired on into their GN program, so he set me up for an interview with another unit.
I'm honestly not sure what to do! I went over interview questions
and found that most of the ones I was asked I was able to answer. Maybe I answered too quickly? Would that come across as over confidence or assertive? When asked what I wanted to be doing in 5 years I explained that I would like to have completed a FNP program but still be working at the bedside. Is that too definitive?
Any advice would be great!!! I really want to do well in this next interview!!!