Preparing for an interview

Preparing for an interview

Nowadays a growing number of people are competing for jobs and most positions have at least five or six people going for the same vacancy.

This is especially the case in the medical or pharmaceutical industry. However in order to place yourself head and shoulders above the other candidates, it is important to be prepared.

This means ensuring that you prepare adequately for interview and get your CV in order.

Failing to do this can leave you behind in the race to get a good job.

Here are our top tips on interviewing well:

Be confident of your abilities

This is perhaps the most important and yet underrated step of all. This means being able to explain why you are the best person for the job.

However, having said this it is also important not to come across as arrogant as this can be off-putting.

Ask questions

If you have done plenty of research on an organisation, it is worth making one of two suggestions on how you might improve things. This can be risky and it is certainly not a good idea to tell a senior figure within the NHS that you want to make wholesale changes to how things are done, but demonstrating that you have already been formulating workable ideas can often impress an interviewer.

Always research the organisation

Interviewers will almost always ask you what you know about the organisation and why you have applied to work there. If you cannot answer these simple questions, chances are you will not be be getting the job.

As well as finding information about the employer, it is also possible to learn a bit more about the interviewer. Many healthcare executives have LinkedIn profiles, which can give you a better idea of what they are like. You should only use your findings for your own peace of mind though, as telling an interviewer you have essentially been spying on them could make the whole situation a bit awkward.