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'I'm scared I'm going to be left without a job'

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Can you advise this student nurse?


“I would like to get some advice on interviews, particularly how I can gain more confidence.

“I have had two interviews for jobs so far. In the first I recognised I was nervous so wasn’t surprised I didn’t get it. However when I didn’t get the second job it was a bit of a shock.

“I had my heart set on this job and put so much into it. Now I’m left feeling rather deflated. I worked on my answers and thought I was so much more confident than in my first interview. However, when I received feedback I was told I came across as nervous, fiddling with my hands, which they said made me seem lacking in confidence, and my answers weren’t in as much depth as they would have liked.

“I understand I can add more to my answers but I don’t know how I can become more confident. I find it difficult to think of answers on-the-spot in an interview setting if I am not prepared, but on the wards I am a confident person; I just don’t know what the problem is.

“I’m now getting scared that I’m going to be left without a job.”

- Anonymous

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  • Please try not to worry. Interviews take a bit of getting used to. Its a bit like Russian roulette in my experience. They sometimes go well but quiet often go wrong. This occurs for both the interviewer and the person being interviewed. I feel Attending an interview is always experience which helps you with the next one. Look at your interviews you have had reflect on them and try out for the next one. Just keep plugging away you will get there in the end.

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