01 Feb Interview Tips
At Linq Healthcare, we know that interviews can be a daunting experience, but with the right preparation and mindset, you can set yourself up for success.
A key part of our offering to all candidates who register with us, is full, personalised interview preparation, to ensure you are feeling confident meeting your potential new employer.
We will ensure you feel comfortable attending your interview and give you all the tools possible to make it a success. Please reach out to a member of the team for more information on how we can support you, on 0161 924 1433.
Meanwhile, below is a short guide to some of top tips we suggest, to help you ace your next interview:
Research the Company
Before the interview, make sure you have a good understanding of the company’s mission, values, and services.
This will not only show the interviewer that you are genuinely interested in the company, but it will also give you a better sense of how you can contribute to the team.
Prepare answers to commonly asked Questions
There are certain questions that come up in almost every interview, such as
Why are you interested in this role?
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Why are you looking to leave your current position?
Take the time to prepare thoughtful answers to these questions, so that you can confidently respond during the interview.
Prepare for Scenario-based Questions
You are likely to be asked scenario-based questions during an interview. This is an opportunity to show how your skills and experience match the job description, and how you react in a practical, ‘real-life’ situation.
Refresh yourself on the some of the best examples you have of applying your skills in real-life situations and practice discussing these with your Recruitment Consultant (or family member) ahead of the interview.
Practice your Body Language
Nonverbal cues, such as eye contact, posture, and hand gestures, can make a big impression on the interviewer.
Practice good body language ahead of your interview – consider practicing answering questions in front of a mirror!
And remember the importance of listening carefully to your interviewer – communication is two-way.
Ask thoughtful Questions
The interview is not just a one-way street, it’s also an important opportunity for you to learn more about the company and the role.
Prepare a few thoughtful questions that show you’ve done your research and are genuinely interested in the position.
After the interview, send a thank-you note to the interviewer to express your appreciation for their time and to reiterate your interest in the role.
This will keep you top of mind and can also serve as a reminder of your qualifications.
By following these tips, you’ll be well-prepared for your next interview and in a great position to make a great impression on the hiring manager.
Remember to stay calm, be yourself, and showcase your skills and qualifications.