As healthcare professionals navigate their careers, it’s advisable to brush up on your interviewing skills every so often. That way when a new opportunity arises, healthcare job candidates can feel prepared and empowered. Follow these five tips and call New Solutions Staffing to find out which opportunities are available for you today.
- Tell me about yourself. This question can seem daunting, but with enough preparation you can tackle it. First off, think of this as your 10-second elevator pitch. You want to keep your answer brief and relevant to the job opening. In your response, say your name, job title, a recent accomplishment, give an overview of your area of specialty, and what you’re looking to do next in healthcare.
- Why are you interested in this opening? Be sure to explain why the organization is a great fit for you. Talk about a specific value, goal, unique skill you have that translates to the organization. Remember to keep it brief and to the point.
- Why did you leave your last position? Think of anything positive to say about the last company you were with, and avoid saying anything negative. It was wonderful workplace, I learned a lot and I left to grow my skill set. Or I wanted to change specialties and work with private patients. Keep it positive.
- Describe a challenge and how did you overcome it. Questions like these are done in two parts and allows the interviewer to gain deeper insight in your professional personality. Think of a time you were working under pressure and how you dealt with with it like a champ. Again, you want to explain your thought process and how you maintained your professionalism during a challenging moment.
- Do you have any questions? Always say “yes” when asked this question. For one, it shows your interested in the position, and it gives you a chance to interview the interviewer. An interview is a two-way street. Good luck!