Interviewing is a skill that can be improved by a few fundamental rules. Your success lies in the first impression with the Client.
- Wear a conservative business suit.
- Personal Hygiene - Keep after shave / cologne to a minimum. Carry breath mints and DO NOT CHEW GUM!
- Be on time or even early.
- Bring extra copies of your CV and a notebook for notes.
- Body language - listen, listen, listen! Make plenty of eye contact. Leaning forward as you listen shows your interest, as do a few nods to show you are listening.
- Ask for their business card. This will make it easier for you to write your "thank you" notes.
- DO NOT BRING UP SALARY. Let the client bring up this subject.
- Ask open-ended questions such as:
- How many patients would I be expected to see in a day?
- What is the percentage of managed care in the area?
- How long has the group been in practice?
- What is the call schedule?
- DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL while dining with the Client.
Even if they drink, refrain.
- Express your thanks for the interview, and ask for the job. If they offer you a contract, it puts you in control of your offer; you can say yes, no, or negotiate the contract.
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