- 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
- Be honest and confident about your skills and
- 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
- 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.
clearly and look interested. Don’t allow your mind to drift, stay with the
- 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