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Nervous about going to my new floor

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Specializes in MEDSURG/TELE/ORTHO. Has 3 years experience.

I waited for this job interview call, it happened and after phone interview I am going for face to face. I have to check the floor, my unit etc. I did good in phone but i don't know why I feel nervous. I think its just the new environment fear. What one should do to stay calm !!!!:p

I am not a new grad but still this anxiety :)

I think anxiety is something everyone feels and its completely natural. Although you're not a new grad, you are essentially leaving your comfort zone and entering into a new experience. New job, new people, new institutional regulations. Will you be liked? Will you like the job? Was it worth the change? Will it work out? These questions and more, are things that we unconsciously process in our minds 24/7. Once you get the job and you work there for about a months of so, only then will your anxiety subside. Till then, take your B100 vitamin, go for a run, hang out with friends, and prepare as much as possible for your interview and you will make it!

tokmom, BSN, RN

Specializes in Certified Med/Surg tele, and other stuff. Has 30 years experience.

Go over some answers for the questions you might think they will ask. Do you have questions you would like to ask them? My manager likes it when the people actually ask questions about the unit and show some interest.

Interviews are always nervewracking. Not sure how to offer advice to calm the nerves. I think I ate half a box of pepto bismol prior to mine,lol.

Five&Two Will Do

Specializes in cardiology/oncology/MICU. Has 3 years experience.

Go over some answers for the questions you might think they will ask. Do you have questions you would like to ask them? My manager likes it when the people actually ask questions about the unit and show some interest.

Interviews are always nervewracking. Not sure how to offer advice to calm the nerves. I think I ate half a box of pepto bismol prior to mine,lol.

I love the point you make about asking them questions. It is very important to determine if you will be a good fit for the unit(which is their job) and whether or not the unit will be a good fit for you (your job). I ask questions that mean something to me such as the opportunity for continuing education, improvement councils and the like. I want to work in a progressive place that values innovation and taking what we do to the next level. Pepto is highly under rated in my opinion!

NIGHTINGALE-RN

Specializes in MEDSURG/TELE/ORTHO. Has 3 years experience.

thanks guys for wonderful words of wisdom :)

Roy Fokker, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER/Trauma.

My Father spent many years on the hiring committee for his bank. From what I gather, his experience in that position applies to other institutions as well (banking, healthcare, retail etc.)

The point of a personal interview is not to ascertain professional qualifications - it's to determine the 'personality' of the candidate. Will they be a productive employee? How well do they handle stress? How do they deal with problems - professional or personal on the job? etc.

Basically, it's an opportunity for the employer to whet the personality of the candidate and for the candidate to show the employer that which cannot be put on paper as part of a resume.

I belong to the school of thought that says that (some) anxiety/pressure is a good thing. Think of a kite flying in the wind - how high the kite flies depends on the tension of the string: too much and it won't get off the ground, too little and it goes haywire and in no purposeful direction!

Given your post so far, this isn't your first interview. You know most of the drill so far.

SO, give yourself a little slack - but not too much! ;)

Now go ace that interview! :)

Good luck!

cheers,

NIGHTINGALE-RN

Specializes in MEDSURG/TELE/ORTHO. Has 3 years experience.

thank you so much, i will remember this all my life personally or professionally :nurse: