How do you Prepare for your Onsite Interview?
You don’t have a second chance to make a first impression, you cannot make a good decision without all the facts, and you cannot accept an offer unless one is offered to you.
Whether you receive an offer or not may depend on how prepared you are and what type of vibes you give off in the interview. What’s the most common reason a physician candidate doesn’t get an offer?
Physicians often go into the interview with a little hesitation, fear of the unknown and making a bad decision.
On the plane or car ride to the interview, it is common for physicians to ask themselves:
- Will I share a common philosophy with the physicians?
- Will I earn enough compensation?
- Will my family thrive in the community?
- Will I have the quality of life that I envision for myself?
- And etc.
As your mind tries to process these questions, anxiety creeps in fearing you’ll make the wrong decision. You unintentionally hold 5% back on the interview.
The interviewers pick up on you holding back and conclude that you are a flight risk–one of the biggest fears of hiring a physician.
After the interview, you conclude that this is the perfect opportunity for you and your family, however, you already given a questionable impression whether you are a long-term fit.
They continue to interview while you ask yourself what you did wrong. Your interview does not have to go down this way.
Now, you can push the anxiety aside by leveraging our step-by-step process to The Interview – Two sides to the Job Coin.
Todd Skertich is the Founder of Adventures in Medicine (AIM), an innovative online media platform designed to present medical residents and job-seeking physicians with high quality career and life planning content and resources.
Also, Todd is the founder and managing partner of Arlington HealthCare (AHC), a physician placement firm. To date he has facilitated more than 2,000 permanent physician placements and helped negotiate over $600,000,000 in physician starting compensation.