3 Things Every Doctor Should Look for in a Job Interview
We all know the quintessential interview questions.
They go like something like:
“Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”
“What are some of your strengths and weaknesses?”
“If you were to describe yourself in three words, what would they be and why?”
These questions are just a few of a list of generic questions you should have ready before entering a job interview. But what about the more important characteristics you should look for in an employer?
Many individuals assume that job interviews are tests, whereby recruiting medical facility managers evaluate and even judge medical applicants based on certain criteria. However, the interview process, especially at the high level, should be a more fluid discussion between the interviewer and interviewee.
It’s true that job interviews are a chance for medical doctors to evaluate potential employers. Still, it’s also a time for the candidate to ask important questions to ascertain that commitment to coworkers, the culture, and the community is in line with their professional values and career objectives.
In a nutshell, a job interview is a two-way path. If you proceed down the path of employment, it will be determined, to some extent, by the following variables that every physician should use as a benchmark in every interview:
Good Interpersonal Communication
Communication is crucial in the hospital. It influences nearly everything in the hospital, from healthcare team efficiency to treatment efficacy to physician and patient satisfaction.
Be on your guard during the interview process and check whether the prospective employer has any perceived issues with interpersonal interactions.
Staff that exhibit respect and care for each other, the patients’ loved ones, and their patients typically do well in the hospital setting. And when people communicate with one another in a supportive and amicable way, it shows that they are truly genuine in providing support.
If you’re uneasy and can sense staff members are uneasy while interacting with other staff members, it could show that the workplace culture is less than ideal.