Medical jobs require specific experience and education. You may think that you can ace an interview if you bring the right skills to the table. But the truth is, you need to stand out among your competition. There are some simple things that successful people do to ensure they shine in an interview. What can you do and how you can make sure you’re being considered for your next opportunity? Here are some great ways to be prepared.
Research the job.
The first step to prepare for your next interview is to fully research the job. This goes beyond the job description, though that is a good place to start. Look online at the company website. Review the company on LinkedIn and take a look at the qualities other employees have. It is important that you have as much information about the job and the organization as possible before you arrive at your interview.
Make a trial drive.
The worst thing that can happen for an interview is arriving late. Especially when this is preventable. Before the interview, map out the drive. Take a test drive to the location to see how long it takes you to get there and if there are any issues that you need to avoid, such as construction. Before the actual interview, leave with plenty of time to arrive early. You should be able to enter the building 15 minutes before your scheduled time. If you are going to be late, call the office and let them know.
Plan your clothes.
Successful people also ensure they make the best first impression with their clothing choices. Choose a neutral outfit with minimal accessories. A suit for either men or women is encouraged, but at least wear a button shirt and tailored pants or skirt. Your clothes should fit properly, and be clean and wrinkle free. Don’t wear cologne or perfume to avoid issues with allergies.
Review your resume.
Finally, you should also review your own resume. This may seem like common sense, but you will be asked questions about your own experience, so the more details you can remember, the better. Focus on your accomplishments and the data to support what you’ve done in the past. Be able to tell your story. Use narrative and storytelling techniques to engage your interviewer and make them more interested.
Are you prepared for your next interview?
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