15 Toughest Interview Questions (and Answers!)
6. What’s your greatest weakness?
“I work too hard,” or for the comedian, “Blondes.”
This question is a great opportunity to put a positive spin on something negative, but you don’t want your answer to be cliché – joking or not. Instead, try to use a real example of a weakness you have learned to overcome as a nurse.
“I’ve never been very comfortable with speaking up – which as you know, can be a hindrance in nursing. Realizing this was a problem, I asked my previous employer if I could enroll in a speech workshop. He said “yes.” I took the class, and was able to overcome my lifelong fear. Since then, I’ve made great strides in sticking up for my patients, communicating with doctors, and just being a better nurse. I still don’t love it, but no one else can tell!”