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Interview Tips

Interview Tips

When contacted for an interview, preparation and planning for the interview are very important.

You may wish to contact Human Resources to obtain a copy of the position description to provide you with details of the duties and responsibility of the job.

  • Arrive for the interview in advance (10 – 15 minutes).
  • First impressions count, be professional.
  • Business dress is appropriate.
  • Greet the interviewers in a friendly and confident manner.
  • Think of the interview as an opportunity for dialogue between you and the panel to exchange information.
  • If there are any job functions that you are unsure of, write these down as you could ask for further clarification after your interview.
  • Be prepared to supply a list of professional references to the interview panel.
  • At the closing of the interview, if not mentioned, ask about timelines for decision in regard to the position.

Sample Interview questions:

  • What did you do to prepare for this interview?
  • What do you know about Prairie Mountain Health?
  • What interests you about this position?
  • What are your long term career goals?
  • What are your strengths?
  • Describe a situation that demonstrates your ability to adapt to changes at work?
  • Explain the steps you would take to resolve a conflict with a co-worker?

Some interviews may include a computer test or other type of skill measuring task (example: developing a short presentation of 5 to 10 minutes in length on a specified topic). When contacted for an interview, you will be told if there is a computer testor if required to provide a presentation. You may ask what the interview will consist of and also about how long the interview itself will take. In some cases an interview process can take up to 1 ½ hours if more components are involved