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Six Answers Interviewers Need to Hire You

Six Answers Interviewers Need to Hire You

Peter Vogt, MonsterTRAK Career Coach

Do You Have the Skills to Do the Job?

According to Karsh, the employer must first determine whether you have the necessary hard skills for the position, e.g., the medical knowledge for a registered nurse job or the technical mastery for a laboratory technician job. “By really probing into what the candidate has done in the past, an interviewer can tap into hard skills.”

Quiz: The Healthcare Interview Quiz

1. It's interview time! You arrive at your interview:

30 minutes early - you want to show your dedication to the job.
10 minutes early - But you were actually parked and ready to go in 20 minutes ago.
5 minutes late - You don't want to seem too eager.

But the interviewer is also looking for key soft skills you’ll need to succeed in the job and organization, such as the ability to work well on teams or the requisite common sense “to figure things out with some basic training,” says Terese Corey Blanck, director of student development at internship company Student Experience and a partner in College to Career, a consulting firm.

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