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Interviewers ask what are your weaknesses because they want insight into your behavior. They are looking to see if they will get a genuine or canned response that they know you have rehearsed and will likely not hire you. They want a genuine answer so they can see that you know you are not perfect and will be receptive to learning new things. A perfect nurse, they believe, will not adapt to changes and may have issues with other nurses who do things differently than they do. Does that make sense?

So, answering your weakness question with "I work too hard", "I expect too much out of myself", "I'm a perfectionist" are not good answers. Employers know that new skills can be taught but new attitude cannot. I will be the first to admit that I am a perfectionist at work but hell no I'm not saying that in an interview!

Answer honestly, off the cuff. I truly did not give any canned responses. I answered that my weakness was that I was a very organized person who was too worried about every small detail and that I worked hard to learn time management skills so that I could prioritize what was important and what could wait. This is like turning your negative into a positive. You tried to be perfect, it didn't work, you found another way that worked. You are teachable when it comes to new skills.

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http://www.best-job-interview.com/nu...questions.html

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A few of my weaknesses:

My lack of experience. But I don't have any bad habits to break (this one is being overused a bit too, but hey, it's the truth)

I like doing things myself. But I've learned that I become too overwhelmed when I try to handle it all, so I've learned to delegate and it's something I'm continually working on to improve.
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For this new job I've just applied for my weakness is I will be a new grad FNP but I have a clean slate upon which to write! I'm a sponge, fill me!
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Awesome! I graduated with my FNP 7 months ago! FNP's are saturating the market but the need is going to be great in the coming years. Rarely are doctors coming out of school as family physicians but rather as specialists, where the money is, there will be no family physicians and a great need for FNP's! Congratulations!

I was offered a full-time teaching position with Western Governor's University (working from home, and awesome benefits) but the pay was not good and I wasn't sure I'd be happy working from home 5 days a week. I am working as an FNP for a national home health company. Just started this past Monday. So far, so good.
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