Interviews

Interviewing with Health Care Employers

Interviews might be just as nerve racking for you as they can be for the person who is conducting your interview. In some conditions, neither you nor the hiring manager know one another, you may have spoken on the telephone, but generally you were screened by someone apart from the hiring manager. You are now meeting for the first time. Don't forget, you have prepared for this day by working on your resume, asking yourself important questions, and researching the company.

Be honest in your interview, but not too abrupt as you do not want to appear emotionally unstable. Talk as if you are chatting to a friend, and do not give text book answers. The hiring manager already knows most of your technical skills and background and will validate these things with you, however they also want to know you, your temperament, and will judge you to see if you will get along with the rest of their team. Essentially, your soft skills are equally as important as your technical skills. They can train you on some technicalities but they cannot train your personality.

If in the end you are not chosen for the role, they can at least remember you for your honesty, sincerity, and desire to work. You might not be the perfect fit for their team or the role, but they may know just the company to recommend you to.