Top Questions in Healthcare Interviews
If you have applied for a position and been given the opportunity to interview, congratulations! You are one step closer to getting that position you have been searching for. You may be thinking about questions that will be asked of you at the interview, or preparing some questions of your own to ask them, but it can be hard to know what to expect at an interview! Here are some of the questions that are most commonly asked at healthcare job interviews. You might just want to study these before the big day!
Questions They May Ask You
■ Why did you choose to work in the medical field?
■ What are your strengths?
■ What are your weaknesses?
■ Why do you think we should hire you?
■ How are you qualified for the job?
■ What goals do you have in the healthcare industry?
■ How are you different from our other candidates?
■ If you were an animal, which would you be?
■ What is the ideal work environment for you?
Questions You Should Ask Them
At most interviews, your interviewer will ask you if you have any questions for them– it's a good idea to say yes! Some questions should be left out during initial interviews, such as those regarding salary information, personal information about your interviewer, or information you could have easily found online. However, it can benefit you in your interview if you ask some detailed questions regarding the position and organization itself. Here are some examples:
■ How do you measure success in this position?
■ What are the most important aspects of this job?
■ What are the next steps in the interview process?
■ Describe a typical day in this position.
■ What are the biggest challenges in the position?
■ What can you tell me about the work "culture" of this organization?