BEFORE GOING TO THE INTERVIEW
Prepare some questions that can be frequently asked
during the interview. A sample of questions are listed below:
- What is your
- Why did you
choose a particular career?
- What qualifications
do you have that make you feel you would be successful in your
- What have
been the significant achievements in your career?
- How do you
update yourself in your profession?
- What jobs
have you held since you have qualified (passed out)?
- What have
you learnt (not learned)?
- What jobs
have you enjoyed the most? The least? Why?
- What do you
know about the employers?
- Do you think
that you are competent in your professional skills?
- Why would
you like to leave the present job?
- What are
your strengths and weaknesses?
- Why do you
want to go to USA / UK?
is quite a possibility of certain practice-based questions to be
asked to test your clinical skills; it may accompany a written test.
Appearing for the interview:
- Get charged
with full confidence and a positive hope.
- Calm your
mind and be agile enough to respond correctly, try some relaxation
- Get all your
credentials, testimonials neatly filed and arranged chronologically.
Don't be fidgety.
- You should
dress neatly, comfortably and conservatively. This will keep you
at ease during the interview.
- Start early
and be on time since nothing creates a worse impression than being
your manner and attitude would reflect the type of person you
are. Just be yourself
- Come prepared
to talk openly about yourself, your career objectives and your
- Be careful
about your posture so that it convey the right body language.
- Keep your
belongings in the 'waiting cell', avoid carrying unnecessary things
with you during the interview.
- Appear with
a reasonable degree of confidence and greet with a smile.
an eye contact with the interviewer.
- Try to remain
calm and not fidget, thus distracting the interviewer from what
you are trying to say.
- Just as you
sometimes find it difficult to understand their accent, they too
find it difficult to understand yours. So, speak slowly, clearly,
loudly and in complete sentences.
- Be clear
in what you say. You can take pauses to give the 'right' answer.
and highlight your experiences in the areas, which you have been
- Thank the
interviewer before leaving.