So, you have an interview coming up for a new role in healthcare? Congrats! Even as the interviewee, you should still come prepared with a couple of questions for your interviewer. By asking engaging questions, you’ll be able to learn more about the company and position while also standing out from the crowd.
Here are some of the best questions to bring to your next healthcare interview that will help you understand exactly what you’re walking into if you end up in that job.
Best Questions to Ask your Healthcare Interviewer
Whether you’re a clinician or work on the backend of healthcare, you should come prepared with interview questions. Most hiring teams expect this of you and many will judge you as less-than interested if you don’t bring a handful of questions to every interview. You should be emboldened by the fact that, in today’s hot job market, the candidate is interviewing the company as much as they are the other way around. This is especially true in healthcare, where labor shortages have fueled the urgency of recruiting teams to fill roles at every level of the service delivery paradigm.
During these interviews, inevitably the hiring manager will turn to you and ask, “Now, what questions do you have for me?” What you ask at this point can literally make or break your decision to take the job and possibly tip the hiring scales in favor of the employer making you an offer. What are the best questions to ask your interviewer at this point?
Tell me about the team I’ll be working with?
Even the largest hospitals operate in smaller units within the facility. Sometimes your fit within this micro-culture is more important to the job description itself. Try to find out more about the people you’ll be working elbow-to-elbow with. How long have they been in the organization? Who do you report to? How would the interviewer describe the daily interactions of these individuals?
What would the ideal candidate look like for this role and how do I compare?
In this case, how the interviewer answers the question is almost as important as the answer they give. You’re looking for an organization that is fairly transparent, candid, but also professional. Too, if you know what skills the organization values, you can get a better sense of culture feel before you ever step foot in the door.
What is your favorite part of working here?
This question is a good way to build camaraderie with an employer. After all, who doesn’t like to talk about themselves? The longevity of the interviewer in the organization and what makes them stay on the team can help determine whether it’s a place that you would also want to call home.
What are the next steps in the hiring process?
This question should be a no-brainer for any candidate. It shows your engagement. It’s the sign of an organized mind. It also can unveil organizations who are less than organized. While many healthcare organizations have lengthy hiring processes, this question will help you spot any disorganization in the team.
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