You’ve got a job interview scheduled, but you’ve also got questions. When is it appropriate to talk about money during an interview? What are the classic interview mistakes to avoid? When is it OK to use a colleague from your current job as a reference, and what should you expect to happen after the interview? The Interviewing articles in MedCareerGuide help you make a strong impression through practical, tip-oriented articles about the interviewing process.

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To cellphone or not to cellphone

May 5, 2015 at 06:00 0 comments

Even peeking at your cellphone during an onsite job visit is likely to raise a huge red flag for employers. “The interview may be a short one if you’re checking e-mails,” says Steve Look, executive vice president of recruiting, The Medicus Firm, Dallas. “It shows a lack of engagement andRead More

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Looking for your first job? Start the interview process the right way

May 2, 2015 at 08:00 0 comments

If you’re looking for your first job, here are insider tips from placement consultants who talked to MedCareerGuide: Be smart when evaluating the opportunity. First determine if this job is in a location where you and your family, if you have one, want to live. Next ask if the jobRead More

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Pre-interview screening: The telephone or video interview

April 30, 2015 at 17:00 0 comments

While you may be anxious to fly out to see the hospital or practice and community where your dream job is located, be prepared for the employer to conduct preliminary telephone or video interviews. The impressions you make in those settings will determine whether they want to spend the moneyRead More

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Think you found the perfect job? Make sure you ask the right questions

April 29, 2015 at 12:00 0 comments

When the interviewer asks if you have any questions, you draw a blank. Although you’ve been listening and paying attention, if you have no questions to ask, employers are going to interpret that silence as disinterest and aloofness, says Tommy Bohannon, divisional vice president, Merritt Hawkins, Irving, Texas. “Your goalRead More

Dress for success (and what not to wear to your interview)

Dress for success (and what not to wear to your interview)

April 22, 2015 at 06:30 6 comments

Consider the job candidate who showed up in a rural community in a suit and tie even though he was told dress would be casual. Before a word was spoken, there was already a red flag. “The employer worried that this candidate would never fit in because there’s no Nordstrom’sRead More