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The Meaning Behind Stupid Nursing Interview Questions

Jeff Hindenach | NursingLink

6. How Would Your Co-Workers Describe You?

Why It’s Stupid: You’re obviously not privy to your fellow nurses’ inner thoughts and feelings. And even if you do know how they feel, of course you’re going to pad the truth to make yourself sound better. In most cases, the interviewer will never speak to most of your former co-workers in the first place, so what’s the harm in embellishing?

What It Really Means: The interviewer isn’t interested in your little white lies, they’re trying to see how you think others view you. Even if you are stretching the truth, your answer will give the interviewer an idea of how you view yourself and what you believe are your most important attributes. Considering you are discussing what others think about you, it can also be a modesty test, separating nurses who are embarrassed about themselves from those who won’t shut up about how great they are.


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