Hey everyone. I just had the absolute worst interview experience of my life and trust me I know everyone says it is horrible. Let me kind of give you a brief summary. Walk in to the room..panel of 8 CRNA's. None of them introduce themselves. Just ask you to sit down and then they just start grilling me with why I chose to use my preceptor in ICU for a reference instead of my supervisor(explained to them that I felt like my coworkers know my skills better and have seen me work) I feel that my manager just sits in her office and makes sure that all the requirments for the unit get done. I thought I covered that questions well. But maybe schools are asking more for supervisor input then cowokers?? Plus I never told my supervisor that I wanted to go back to school. Next, I occasionally pick up shifts in the ER and they grilled me as to why I was still working in the ER and if I was going to quit ICU to go back to the ER if I didn't get accpeted this year. Anyways, that is just kind of some of the questions they asked. One of the people pulled out a hemodynamics question, but thought I nailed that down pretty good. Now here is what I thought was pretty rude and want your input on this part mainly. During my interview most of the people on the panel looked totally not interested in what I had to say. Some people were talking with each other and one guy was actually looking at something on the floor
I totally felt like they had already had their minds made up as to who they were going to pick and that they gave me an interview just out of courtesy. At the same time some of then were shuffling through their papers, but I was just under the assumption that when you are evaluating some one on something this important you should be at least making eye contact with them. For people who have had interviews and been accpeted does this pretty much mean that they pretty much have decided not to accept me???? Anyways I guess I find out either way in the middle of the week and then I can just go back to life working in the ICU and plan to apply more next year. Good luck to everyone having finals and ones that are having interviews
Dec 16, '02
i thoroughly agree with the others. The school is not doing you a favor by accepting you. You are paying for an education so you should be treated like a consumer. Regardless of how great the schools reputation is I still expect to be treated with courtesy and respect and will not settle for anything less than that. If I was accepted by a school where the panel was so rude I would respectfully decline because the interview is indicative of how the school operates. I lucked out in that I interviewed only with the director of my program, and it was a very good interview. i was told right there and then that i was accepted. I know many people interview with more than one person, but why need 10-12 people to conduct an interview?
Last edit by London88 on Dec 16, '02