Graduating from nursing school or any healthcare program is exciting for many reasons. It’s a fantastic accomplishment. It’s the end of a beautiful journey and marks the beginning of a new chapter in your life, it means you’re ready for your first job in healthcare. The only obstacle remaining is the interview. At American Institute of Healthcare Technology, we are proud of our students and we are aware that they are ready to succeed at their job. We have compiled these tips to help you succeed at your healthcare job interview.
1. Research the Position and the Employer
Conducting simple research into a prospective employer is a necessity. Research more about the position that your employer is trying to fill in. Conduct research on the Internet or visit the library if your recruiter fails to provide you enough information for the same.
2. Prepare for Questions the Interviewer Might Ask
– Tell me something about yourself.
Answer to this question should be professional. Give an overview of your academics, previous job experience and talk about your strength.
– Why are you interested in this particular position?
This question helps employer to understand your career goal and how it fits with their required position. Try to keep your goals clear and what kind of role you want to pursue.
– What are the most significant accomplishments in your career?
Talk about accomplishments that relate to the position and its requirements.
– What do you already know about our organization or practice?
Summarize your research about the company to demonstrate your knowledge and willingness to go the extra mile.
– Why should we hire you?
Answer to this question should not be in brief. Try to state your case in 30 seconds or less, matching your experience with the qualifications required for the job.
3. Prepare a List of Questions to Ask the Interviewer
After researching the company, prepare some questions so you can have a meaningful conversation about the employer and the available position. It is important to ask questions that illustrate your interest in the position.
4. End the Interview Graciously
Express your appreciation for the interviewer’s time and consideration.
As soon as the interview is over, make notes about the key issues you discussed. Use your notes to write a thank you letter or email no more than 24 hours after the interviewer.