Do you think you might be taking your candidates for granted?

You may make certain assumptions about them because they bring the right skills to the table. However, it is essential that you know who they really are so you don’t have a negative experience after they’ve started work. Before you make your next job offer, consider implementing these interview questions to help you better understand who you’re hiring and why.

How did you hear about your last job?

Medical positions can be highly competitive, so you may learn something about how this person is connected in the community or how hard they worked to get where they are now. For example, if candidates find most of their jobs through job postings it can indicate that they are still unsure of what they want to do with their career. Referrals, on the other hand, can demonstrate that this candidate is reliable and recommendable.

Why did you take your last job?

There are a number of reasons someone might accept a job too. Some answers include that it was a great opportunity or that they wanted to learn new skills. Others believe that their last job was the right next step in their career. The more details the person can share about their motivation, the better you can tell if they’ll fit in your environment. You will also see if they believe they are a good fit for your organization.

Why did you leave your last job?

Lastly, there is always a story behind why someone left and it could give you a complete picture. Maybe the facility closed or they eliminated that position. Maybe their reason for leaving had nothing to with the job at all, like moving for a spouse’s job or taking care of a family member. However, if they indicate dissatisfaction with their last job it is good to know the reason why. They may or may not be compatible with your facility or your supervisors.

About Fortus Healthcare Resources

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