Just wanted to put up a quick update on the job interview. I know it was 4 days ago, but I've been trying to wrap my head around what appears to me to be a bad interview on my side of it!
So, first off, it was all I could do not to panic on the way in to the interview! This is what happens when you've spent months trying to prove you are not a horrible nurse/person to your boss and others around you, but they still treat you like you're some kind of temp or rookie nurse. Despite your best efforts, you start to question yourself, sooooo, by the time I got to my interview I felt like I was about 2 inches tall.
But, I pulled through it.
First off, the nurse manager interviewing me already knew me from hiring me to the cath lab. She's awesome, and made me feel at home. The actual interview was only about 20 minutes, and I have no way to judge how I did- I'm really bad at that!
Second, I shadowed a nurse for 3 hours! My purse was locked in the managers' office, so I had no money for lunch, and the manager was in a meeting, so, lunch skipped. Following one of the nurses started bringing back some things, ok, lots of things, and after an hour or so, I stopped feeling like a kid trying to play with the grown-ups! It did wonders for my confidence.
By the time the manager came back to follow up on my shadowing, I felt much better, (but starving, I could have eaten roadkill!), and the interview was done. Whew!
By the time I got home, I was freaked out that I blew it. I talked to 8 people on the phone that night about the interview, and all of them were wonderful and thought I would get the job.
Question: Why is everyone else so sure I'm a good nurse and will get the job except me?
This is the question that I have been mulling over for the last 4 days. Why am I the only one who doesn't think highly of me?
Ugh, my brain is shot. And they told me that I should hear from them this week, so keep your fingers crossed everyone!
Remember, it's just a ride.