How to Answer: Tell me a bit about yourself.
Advice and answer examples written specifically for a Critical Care Nurse job interview.
12. Tell me a bit about yourself.
How to Answer
Critical care nurses work hands-on with patients in the worst conditions imaginable daily. On top of this, the high amount of pressure and stress in the workplace creates an environment that takes a very special individual to succeed. Knowing that they're getting a well-rounded and stable individual gives nursing managers confidence that the nurse they hire will come to their team with an infectious personality to win over patients and colleagues. In allowing you to talk about yourself, the interviewer is ideally looking to hear that you have the background and experience to survive and thrive in the fast-paced critical care environment and that you are caring, nurturing, and empathetic person by nature.
Entry Level Example
"As you can see from my resume, I'm in the final year of my nursing program and very excited to hit the workforce with a reputable institution like yours. Having had clinical rotation opportunities in your CCU has led me to formally apply for a full-time role here. My fiance and I are excited to make this our forever home, where we can enjoy city life and stay close to our friends. We love to play sports throughout the year, including co-ed softball and volleyball. We also stay active by training for marathons, which keeps me in great shape for 12-hour shifts."
"Outside work, I'm a homebody who relaxes by training my dogs, taking them for long walks, and diving into great fiction novels. Family is the most important aspect of my life, and my two sisters are everything to me. I feel blessed to have three amazing nieces and nephews that I get to spend a lot of time with. From a professional perspective, nursing in the critical care setting has always been a dream of mine that started from an experience during middle school when my grandmother was in a CCU. Watching the staff provide professional and empathetic care was truly inspiring."
"If I'm fortunate enough to join your team as a critical care nurse, you'd be getting a down-to-earth and caring nurse that is the ultimate team player. My colleagues have always loved my ability to communicate clearly and lend a helping hand when needed, as these values were taught to me at a young age and carried into my career. Outside of work, my spouse and I volunteer at our church on the weekends and love to host get-togethers with our friends. I'm an avid cook and baker and love to donate tasty treats to organizations."