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 and greet the interviewers in a friendly and confident manner.
- Business dress is appropriate.
- 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.
- Don’t be afraid to write things down, ask the interviewers to repeat questions or ask to go back to previous questions.
- Be prepared to supply a list of professional references to the interview panel.
- Be prepared for questions related to the job.
- Learn about the job. Ask to review a position description if you do not have one.
- 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.
What to include on your resume:
- Personal contact information
- Education and training obtained
- Employment experience
- Employment skills and abilities
What is a reference?
- A reference is a current or former employer, teacher, instructor, preceptor or mentor that can speak to your working or studying strengths, qualities and abilities
- Prairie Mountain health requires three references
- Family and friends are not accepted as references
- TIP: Be sure to contact your references to ask permission to use their name and contact information. Let them know they may be contacted.
Pre-employment security checks required for employment with Prairie Mountain Health:
- Criminal Record Check, inclusive of Vulnerable Sector Check (inquire at your local police station)
- Adult Abuse Registry Check (can be purchased online)
- Child Abuse Registry Check (can be purchased online)
- PMH will accept receipts until original copies are received by applicant
- Applicants are responsible for all fees incurred with all checks