Job interviews can be a little nerve racking most especially when you haven’t prepared at all or not prepared properly for the day, I am sure a few of us can relate to this, Right?
I would like to share a few tips and advice gotten from experts on overcoming interview setbacks and the best ways to respond a few possible questions.
- Tell me about yourself?
Advice: Give a broad overview of your work/ educational history and throw in something outside of the job that you are passionate about to let them know you are interested, not just qualified.
- What made you interested in working here?
Advice: Be honest and talk about your findings about the company from previous research.
- What your biggest strength?
Advice: Choose a strength that aligns with what they are looking for in an ideal candidate. (Reference the Job description)
- What is your biggest weakness?
Advice: Be cautious but honest and let them know how you are trying to improve in this aspect. Do not respond by saying you are a perfectionist, that come across like you are not open to learning.
- Why did you leave your last position?
Advice: do not answer this question by speaking ill of your last employer. Stay positive with your response and shift the focus back to the new opportunity.
- How do you stay up to date with Healthcare Advancement?
Advice: You can speak about the current certifications you have and emphasis on continuing your education by taking extra courses to broaden your knowledge. Maintaining certifications makes you a lot more marketable as a candidate.
- What are your career goals?
Advice: Talk about your short term goals and long term goal (briefly). Try to incorporate the employer in your future plans.
Different things come into play when applying for a job but with a plan and some practice either with family, friends or even by yourself with a mirror, you will feel much more confident walking into that interview. Specialist medics is available to support you during this process.