Disclosing Depression in A Nursing Job Interview - page 2

Hi, Do you think that if you disclosed that you suffer from depression during a nursing job interview, you wouldnt get the job? For example, if you were applying for a psych nursing job,... Read More

  1. by   mamason
    Quote from TrudyRN
    Absolutely keep as much of your personal life private as you possibly can. Not just on interviews but at school, at work. You never know who is harmless and a true friend and who wants to use information against you and exploit you.

    Get into the habit now of keeping your personal life as private as possible.
  2. by   SmilingBluEyes
    The others said it well; do not disclose what you need not. Your medical history is YOUR business, not theirs. As long as you can do the job, that is all they want to know.
  3. by   rach_nc_03
    Take it from someone who learned the hard way- some people can, and will, use private information against you. NEVER reveal more about your personal life than absolutely required. Even when you hear coworkers go on and on about their problems, medical issues, political views, and romantic encounters- don't follow suit. You'll regret it down the road, I promise.
  4. by   humglum
    Absolutely not. Mental illness is never a selling point. Even if you think you would have more empathy for mental health patients because of your personal struggle with depression, I'd keep a tight lid on that or you might end up looking more like a potential client and less like a professional.
  5. by   Ruby Vee
    [font="comic sans ms"]jumping on the bandwagon here -- do not disclose. it'll probably come back and bite you in the butt!