Preparing for the Interview

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Interviews may last up to 90 minutes or more. Be prepared and schedule enough time. In addition refresh your memory and consider specific situations you have dealt with or projects you have worked on. You may be able to use them to help frame your responses. Prepare stories that illustrate times when you have successfully solved problems or performed memorably. The stories will be useful to help you respond meaningfully in a behavioral interview.

Make sure you are aware of the job requirements, if possible ask for a job description, or review the job posting. You may want to request the job description and position requirements before your interview to adequately understand the skills necessary for the job.

To prepare for your interview, think of specific examples from your education and work experience where you:

  • Solved a problem
  • Coached others
  • Handled a conflict
  • Made decisions
  • Managed Projects
  • Influenced Others
  • Made recommendations for improvement
  • Came up with innovative ideas

We will ask you to describe the actions you took in each situation and the impact your actions had on patients, peers, customers and other staff members in the organization.

 

What to Expect During the Interview

It is important to keep in mind that there are no right or wrong answers. We are trying to understand how you behaved in a given situation.  How you respond will determine if there is a fit between your skills and the position we are seeking to fill.  Listen carefully, be clear and detailed when you respond and, most importantly, be honest.  

The time you invest in preparing will ensure an effective and productive interview.  Remember you are also interviewing us as a potential employer.

  • A specific situation
  • The tasks that needed to be done
  • The action you took
  • The results or outcome of the action you took