Interview Success Tips

  • Fill out application forms neatly and completely.
  • Shake hands firmly.
  • Wait until you are offered a chair before sitting.
  • Sit upright in your chair, look alert and interested at all times.
  • Establish rapport: find a common ground (school, etc.).
  • Be a good listener as well as a good talker. Smile!
  • Do maintain alert and natural eye contact.
  • Do make sure your good points get across to the interviewer in a factual, sincere manner. 
  • Keep in mind that you alone can sell yourself. Make your interviewer realize they need you!
  • Do convey enthusiasm, confidence, energy, drive, motivation, and excellent communication skills.
  • Do convey analytical and problem solving skills, reliability, pride, honesty, integrity, dedication, goal orientation, maturity, efficiency, and time management skills.
  • Do convey ability to follow procedure and chain of command. (If experience is light, stress these traits and show the desire to learn; ability to assimilate and learn quickly.)
  • Be ready to answer questions like:
    • What kind of job are you looking for?
    • What are your strengths?
    • What are your weaknesses?
    • What do you know about our company?
    • Why did you choose this particular vocation?
    • What are your qualifications?
  • Convey understanding of whole Healthcare Industry and changes (managed care, etc.).
  • Be ready to focus on highlights re: limited time.
  • Don't lie. Answer questions truthfully, frankly, and as "to the point" as possible.
  • Don't ever make derogatory remarks about your present or former employers, companies or colleagues.
  • Don't ask questions about salary, vacation, bonuses, or retirement on the initial interview unless they bring it up. If the interviewer asks what salary you want, indicate that you're more interested in the opportunity than a specific salary and name a fair figure (what your recruiter told you they were looking to pay).
  • Always conduct yourself as if you are determined to get the job you are discussing. Never close the door to an opportunity. It is better to be in a position where you can choose from a number of jobs -- rather than only one.
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