Last evening I worked my preverbial off at work, I just love being a nurse. I kind of put the extra "f" in the word effort when I am in nurse mode. Its true, the cleche saying, "But I have always wanted to be a nurse since...well...since I could ever remember". It was the question always asked in interviews and always the question "What do you have to offer this facility?" Never a doubt that was asked. Yet, the question I gave the best answer to was undoubtedly, "So Carolyn, what will you do if you don't get this position?" My reply..."Well, I have been sending in a resume every fortnight for the past 7 months to this very facility. It is just undoubtedly THE place I want to work because I have some relevant experience to offer, and more than that...I have got such potential for growth and that includes learning what your preceptors have to offer me. I have wanted to be a nurse ever since I can remember, this job here is THE stepping stone I need to progress towards the things I want to accomplish. Along the way, I can offer the facility that employs me my devotion. So...if I don't get this position, you will be receiving more of my resume's, every fortnight until I am hired". Dontcha love primping up your own profile to others, I mean, I am no means up myself at all, but you have to be in interviews and besides..I do believe every word I said. Just that, being an Aussie, no-one is ever patted on the back for beating their own drum, more likely, you are just outcast as a "know it all looser" if youre so confident.
Well, what I said seemed to impress the panel of 5 peoples there, all sitting behind a desk and little old me (21 at the time) in the centre of the room on the interrogation chair,LOL. All thats missing is the spotlight, which would have been handy coz then I wouldnt have been able to see the panel of people before me. Yet, the best idea is to keep eye contact and so I did.
The last question was..."I just have one more question for you...what footy team do you barrack for?" I was like, "What the..?" At the time I was Carlton (Now converted to Tigers since I married the love of my life) and it seemed to be a winner with the guys there, they may just have had bets on what we all barracked for for all I know. Seems to me that I would probably, if I were the intervewer, ask that question first, as an ice breaker..then again, your could just hand the person being interviewed an ice pick to do that job...