Even if you are a seasoned healthcare provider, you may be unaccustomed to interviewing for a new practice situation. Today, with the fierce competition for good positions, it is important for you to be well prepared for your interview.
Preparing for your Interview
Before your interview, make a list of criteria that are important to you and your family in a new practice situation and community. Take time to review your career goals and write down questions to ask your interviewer to make sure that this new position will help you fulfill them. By doing this ahead of time, you are more likely to recall everything you’d like to discuss.
Arriving to your Interview
Arrive early. If you are late or barely on time and you seem rushed, it can leave a negative impression. Leave enough time to find parking, collect your thoughts, and navigate to the meeting spot. Being prepared is the best way to ace your interview!
During the interview
While interviewing, always leave your personal problems at home and put forth your best, sincerely interested, bright and focused attitude. Take this time to concentrate only on the opportunity for which you are interviewing. Complaining about previous positions or personal problems is a one-way ticket to not getting a call back!
When you meet with hiring authorities, ask them what they are seeking in a candidate. Then, stress your attributes in those areas and express your interest in the practice. Be sure to relax! Speak clearly and enunciate to seem relaxed and confident.
Don’t be afraid to show your true colors! Talk about your interests and background. Interviewers like making personal connections with their interviewees; it will make you more memorable and give them a better first impression of you!
After the interview
After your interview, always follow up with a thank-you note to your interviewer. This will show that you are serious about the position, and is also a great way to show your professionalism and courtesy.
Utilize these steps in your next interview to make a great first impression and put your best foot forward! Still need some help with an upcoming interview? Read up on some more Job Interview Do's & Don'ts.
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