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5 tips to get the most out of your online interview
Looking for a new job is always stressful, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s even more so. Not only do you have to research hospitals, clinics and healthcare systems, you have to translate your skills, experience and abilities into an online job interview.
It may be tempting to rush through the process and send out applications blindly, but you’re far more likely to land your dream job with a more strategic approach. Fortunately, with a little bit of research and dedication, you can stand out from the competition and get the most out of your online medical interview.
- Put in the extra effort. Since April 11, 2020, more than 22 million Americans have joined the ranks of the unemployed. That’s a lot of competition, which is why it’s so important to put in the extra effort.
- Stay positive. The average job seeker receives 24 rejections before getting hired. Some people receive even more. Rejection isn’t easy, but it’s a part of life. You don’t have to let it define you, though. As you apply for more jobs, you’re bound to experience ups and downs. Don’t let the process negatively affect your attitude or behavior.
- Remember: an interview is a two-way street. A job interview is your opportunity to show off your skills and qualifications. That’s not all, though. It’s also your chance to see if a specific clinic, hospital or healthcare system aligns with your interests and career goals. As such, it's important you plan ahead and write out a list of questions. Come interview day, it’s easy to get nervous or distracted. If you can refer to a list, you can cover all your bases.
- Include your family in the decision-making process. When you’re in the middle of a job search, it’s easy to focus on your needs and yours alone. But if you want to get the most out of your online medical interview, you need to consider your family as well.
- Don’t be afraid to speak up. During an online medical interview, it’s normal for questions to arise. If you’re an introvert, speaking up can feel intimidating, but it’s absolutely necessary. After all, if you don’t ask questions in your job interview, who will?