At the Interview

  • Plan on arriving 10 minutes early for your interview. Anticipate problems with traffic congestion, directions, or parking and allow plenty of time.
  • Introduce yourself with a firm handshake and an exchange of business cards, when appropriate. Try to remember the name and title of each person you are introduced to.
  • Make eye contact. Eye contact shows that you are interested.
  • A few minutes of "small talk" usually precedes the interview questions. Take this opportunity to relax, get comfortable, and settle into your discussion.
  • Be honest and confident about your skills and accomplishments.
  • Use your accomplishment stories to give specific examples that prove your competence in the different skill areas they care about most. This is your opportunity to speak their language. Maintain eye contact to see if your stories are on the right track—or have gone off the point.
  • Don't be negative about your current or previous positions or managers, even if you feel differently. Instead, focus on why you are looking to build your experience through a new position.
  • Speak clearly and look interested. Don’t allow your mind to drift, stay with the interviewer.
  • Be prepared for a salary question. Know your worth in the marketplace and be able to back up your request with specifics about how your qualifications meet the needs of the role.
  • At the end of the interview, be prepared with two to three questions to show you were listening, are interested in the position, and care about being part of the La Clinica organization. Take this opportunity to collect all the information you need to decide how to respond, if offered the position.
  • At the end of the interview, find out what the next steps are in their interview process and if they have a timeframe for making a decision. Restate your interest in the position.
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