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What is something you learned from your previous boss?

1 of 30 Travel Nurse Interview Questions and Answers Written by Darby Faubion

Written on November 26th, 2018 |
How to Answer

Remember: if you get the job, the person interviewing you may one day be your previous boss. The last thing they want is to hire someone who they know is going to badmouth them some day. Instead of focusing on any negative incident, try to think about any positive thing you learned from your previous boss or a way that you say him positively impact things at work.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"My last boss taught me the importance of time management. He didn't pull any punches, and was extremely deadline-driven. His no-nonsense attitude pushed me to work harder, and manage my case loads way more efficiently."

Entry Level
Answer example

"My previous employer was a very kind-hearted person. Even when things seemed stressful at work or we had a really hectic day, she always seemed to keep her cool. Her attitude set the pace for our whole team."

Experienced
Answer example

"I have learned a lot over the years. I would like to think that I have learned lessons from my previous employers. I had one boss who was one of the most giving people and I learned the feeling of being able to give to others. I also worked with another employer who was very professional and 'matter of fact.' I learned from him how to prioritize my day and work efficiently."

Written by:

Darby Faubion
Darby Faubion has been a Nurse and Allied Health Educator for over twenty years. She has clinical experience in several specialty areas including pediatrics, medical-surgical, critical care, and hospice. She has assisted in developing curriculum for nursing programs and has instructed nursing students at both the community college and university levels. Darby's passion is nursing education. She has used that passion as her driving force to become a test-taking strategist and prep coach. She has coached nursing graduates across the United States as they have prepared to take and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). In addition to her role as a healthcare educator, Darby also authors a blog that is devoted to helping victims of domestic violence learn how to recover and live a life free from abuse. She is also a contributing author to online sources of continuing education for nurses and healthcare associates.
Published: 11/26/2018
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