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Interview Tips: Prepping for the Interview

Jessica Kolber
Recruiting Specialist | Shield HealthCare
10/13/16  2:58 PM PST
Interview Tips

Did you know we’re hiring here at Shield HealthCare? Be sure to check out our open positions – but first, get some helpful tips. Getting the call to schedule your face-to-face interview is just the beginning.  It’s always best to be prepared before walking in the door.  Follow our simple steps to put your best foot forward on interview day!

  1. Research the company
    Take some time to navigate through the company website and social media pages. Familiarize yourself with what the company does, its mission statement, and any key players you might interact with during the interview. Gaining this knowledge will provide insight about the type of company you are considering going to work for.
  2. Practice interviewing with a friend
    Ask a friend or family member to conduct a mock interview with you. Doing this will allow you to feel comfortable answering questions about your previous experience; making the answers flow more naturally during the interview. If possible, take it to the next level and contact a mentor for advice.
  3. Print 2-3 copies of your resume
    Be prepared with several hard copies of your resume printed on nice paper. You never know how many interviewers will be present so it’s best to plan ahead with extra copies. Consider investing in a professional folder to carry your resumes, pen, and notepad; making you look that much more professional.
  4. Leave your phone in the car
    It’s best not to have any distractions or devices that make noise when stepping into an interview. Avoid the urge to look at your phone while waiting for the interviewer. This is a rare opportunity to observe the culture and environment of a place you are considering working for. Remember, not only is the company interviewing you, you are interviewing the company to see if they are the right fit for you – something that’s difficult to do while glued to your text messages and news feeds.
  5. Be professional
    It is always a good idea to treat anyone you meet with kindness and respect. This becomes even more important in an interview. You can be certain that a bad attitude or rude comments conveyed to the receptionist will be shared with the hiring manager.

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