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10 Worst Answers to Healthcare Interview Questions

10 Worst Answers to Healthcare Interview Questions


What Are Your Healthcare Career Goals?

Here’s a question you need to be very prepared to answer. And your answer better be flawless. Employers want to know you’re ambitious, but not so ambitious that you’ll leave in 6 months to pursue an advanced degree in English Literature or study naturopathic medicine in the jungles of Thailand. Hiring a new employee is a big investment, and an interviewer wants to know they are investing their time and money wisely.

How Healthy is Your Cover Letter?

1. True or False: You only need a cover letter when a job posting specifically asks for one.


Bad Answer: I’m biding my time now as an LPN while I save up to go back to school and become a physician assistant.

Better Answer: In 10 years, I see myself as a nurse practitioner. I would like to attend school at night and on weekends while I work. I enjoy working in med-surg right now, but I would like to end up in pediatrics eventually.

Best Answer: I imagine that I will continue my work as a radiologic technologist for at least 5 more years. I love the field of radiology and would like to move up in the field either through expanding my education or gaining on-the-job experience. I would like to challenge myself by taking a leadership role, perhaps the head of a department, one day while still maintaining a clinical role working with patients.

Next: When Were Your Most Satisfied in Your Job?

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