How to prepare for Healthcare Job Interview?

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The interview is the only barrier remaining after you finish your education stumbling block. Often you only have one chance to impress your potential employer. As a nurse, medical assistant, or other healthcare professional, prepare thoroughly and put your best foot forward.

Jan 28
Komal Patel
Talent Acquisition Manager

For a variety of reasons, graduating from nursing school or any other healthcare program could be exciting. It's a huge achievement; it marks the end of a significant chapter in your life, but it also means you're ready for your first job in healthcare. The interview is the only remaining stumbling block. If you want to make a good first impression, you only have one chance. You may have received the best training available and are confident in your talents as a healthcare professional, but you only have a limited time to impress a potential employer. As a result, you must prepare thoroughly and put your best foot forward.

Here are four points to help you ace your next job interview as a nurse, medical assistant, coder, or other healthcare professional.

1. Dress in the attire of the medical practitioner/employee you aspire to be. 

First impressions are important in most situations, but in healthcare job interviews, where you just have a few minutes to land a position, every impression counts. The way you dress for your interview will leave a lasting impression on the interviewer. It tells the interviewer two things: how professionally composed you are and how seriously you take your career. Keep in mind that you're no longer a student; you're entering a field where people's lives are on the line. Dressing professionally sends the message that you understand and are prepared to take on this role. 

2. Convey why you'd like to work there. 

Every hospital, doctor's office, and lab is distinct, with its specialties and benefits. Decide why you want to work at this particular place and be prepared to explain why – either explicitly or informally. You may not be asked why you're applying for this particular job, but you can show that you've done your homework on the clinic and believe you're uniquely equipped to work there. And if the interviewer asks why you want the job, the answer "I just need a job" is exactly what they don't want to hear, so you better be prepare 

3. Recount particular incidents. 

If you graduate from a top nursing school or medical assistant program, you'll have a degree plus a variety of classroom and clinical experiences. Whether you're being interviewed by a provider or an HR manager, they want to know that you've been trained and prepared for all that will be expected of you on day one. Avoid exaggerating and lying. Use every chance to mention an example that exemplifies what you've seen and done in the field when responding to a question. This isn't the only way of demonstrating that you're competent for the job; it's also a sort of active listening, a technique of demonstrating to the interviewer that you understand their questions and what the job entails. 

4. Remind yourself that you're ready to work. 

Confidence is a huge help when it comes to landing your first healthcare job interview. Even if your responses are bright and knowledgeable, the interviewer will not believe you're ready for the pressure and responsibilities that most healthcare positions entail if you answer questions tentatively or with apparent nervousness. It's natural to be worried, but remind yourself that you're prepared before leaving for your interview. Smile and hold your head high since you have the skills and experience to care for patients and do the duties that your first job requires. 

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