The stakes are high in any job interview, but in #healthcare, the interview questions can be especially tough. Here are 5 of the most difficult questions and how to answer them.
1. Why did you choose [your sector within health care] as a profession? An anecdote is the strongest way to address this question
2. Why should we hire you? Provide three examples of your strengths or ways you’re unique. This makes you sound more confident and authoritative.
3. Talk about a time when you disagreed with a co-worker. Pick the time where you handled the situation like a true pro
4. What’s your biggest career mistake or failure? Avoid placing blame on anyone and focus on what you learned from the experience that you choose to share
5. What do you see as the future of health care? Highlight the work you’ve in your career that has helped you or your organization to stay in front of trends
"Why do you want this job?" can be a tricky #interviewquestion to answer. Here's our advice on how to nail it.
1. Show how your skills match
2. Show your enthusiasm for the job
3. Show how you fit into the culture
4. Know what to say ahead of time
Interviews aren't just about giving the right answers—they're about asking the right #questions. Here are 9 of the most memorable questions to ask in an interview:
1. What exactly does this company value the most, and how do you think my work for you will further these values?
2. Can you give me some examples of the most and least desirable aspects of the company’s culture?
3. How does this company define and measure success?
4. What kinds of processes are in place to help me work collaboratively?
5. In what area could your team use a little polishing?
6. What’s the most important thing I can accomplish in the first 60 days?
7. How long have you been with the company?
8. What do you enjoy most about working here?
9. What makes you good at your job?
Don’t sabotage your career advancement. If any of these common #badhabits sound familiar, make a commitment to break them for good.
1. Inappropriate use of computer time
2. Abusing privileges
3. Not having an organized game plan
4. Having a negative attitude
5. Neglecting your appearance and overall health
6. Saying inappropriate things
7. Partying too hard
8. Not being coachable
Some of the most important professional skills for workers and employers alike simply can’t be taught in a classroom or measured on paper. These traits are called #softskills and they’re more crucial to your job search and overall career than you think. Here are 7 soft skills that are critical to have:
4. Problem solving
5. Critical observation
6. Conflict resolution
What’s the best strategy for handling a #toxiccoworker? That depends on the type of person you’re dealing with. Here are 5 types of toxic coworkers and how to handle them.
1. The Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: avoid the person where possible and don't engage
2. The finger pointer: address the situation with the person one on one in a clear and non-threatening way
3. The gossip: confront the instigator directly
4. The passive-aggressive: broach the subject with the person directly
5. The credit thief: take ownership of your ideas by copying your boss on important emails
Between a new boss, new co-workers, and new office culture, your first few weeks at a job should be an exciting period in your career. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Should you choose to pack up, this is how to #quit a job:
1. Resign in person
2. Keep a positive tone
3. Draft a letter of resignation
4. Offer at least two weeks' notice
5. Don't mentally check out
Here are the most commonly asked #interviewquestions you can expect to be asked:
1. What are your weaknesses?
2. Why should we hire you?
3. Why do you want to work here?
4. What are your goals?
5. Why did you leave (or why are you leaving) your job?
6. When were you most satisfied in your job?
7. What can you do for us that other candidates can't?
8. What are three positive things your last boss would say about you?
9. What salary are you seeking?
10. If you were an animal, which one would you want to be?