Healthcare Executive Search and Consulting
- Be prepared for your interview
- Be sure you know exactly where to go, how to get there and who to request when you get there
- Allow yourself enough time to get lost!
- Do your homework. Read everything you can prior to the meeting
- Visit their web site. You'll find helpful information about the organization
- Talk with people and do your research
- It is perfectly acceptable to ask to review a copy of the job description and information on the organization prior to your interview
- It is always a good idea to consider questions that you may be asked, but avoid canned answers
- Examples are always effective
- Be yourself and get to know the people interviewing you
- Ask your own questions
- This is your opportunity to show them you are informed and interested
- Remember, interviews are two way streets
- Tell things about yourself and your background that are important for the position. Figure out a way to do this if the questions don't lead you in the right direction
- Ask about next steps and what the process will be
- Share any information about planned trips, interviews, etc. in connection with the interview process
- Take time to observe the organization and read the signs
- Ask yourself honestly how the interview went - you are usually right. Never take a job if you don't feel positive toward the people and the organization
- Follow up after your interviews. If you don't receive feedback, give them a call. This will show you are interested and motivated. Thank you notes are thoughtful.
- If you are working with a search firm, stay in contact with your recruiter and let them know how the interview went
Here are some helpful articles written by Betsy Hersher for Advance for Health Information Executives
Career Counsel-The Interview Process
Advance for Healthcare Information Executives, by Betsy S. Hersher, co-authored with Graeme Udd, July, 2004.
Career Counsel-How to Get Discovered
Advance for Healthcare Information Executives, by Betsy S. Hersher, July, 2006.