Here at Med-Scribe, we love our furry friends! It’s important to us that our employees are able to care for their pets, so we even offer pet insurance and welcome them into the office on occasion. Just like our team, the Med-Scribe pets have amazing qualities that make them special and a pleasure to have around. Some of these qualities are so good, that we decided to document them in this blog as interview tips. Keep reading for advice from our paw-fessionals.
Tip #1: Make eye contact
According to Leia, one of Laura’s cats, making good eye contact with your interviewer is key! It shows that you are engaged and ready to join the team. It’s also a great way to build a connection with your interviewer. The goal is to be memorable in the best way possible.
Tip #2: Smile!
Alyssa’s Labrador Retriever, Tully, insists that you can never go wrong with a smile. Interviewers want you to feel at ease and excited at the prospect of joining the organization. Showing enthusiasm early on is a great way to start off on the right paw! Every team wants someone positive and ready-to-go to join them.
Tip #3: Have good posture
Like Ellie, Laura’s Boxer Mix, having good posture is a must. Slouching can come off as unprofessional and unenthusiastic. When interviewing, sitting upright and leaning forward will help to show that you are engaged, convey confidence, and even help you feel more confident.
Tip #4: Dress to impress
Interviews are a great opportunity to pull out those clothes you keep in your closet for more formal occasions. While each interview may have slightly different expectations, Laura’s cat Cheeto recommends erring on the business casual side, such as khakis or a nice skirt or dress, and dress shoes. As far as interviews go, it’s always better to be overdressed than underdressed.
Tip #5: Come prepared
Tamra’s Yorkshire Terrier, Jameson, is a pro at this one – always come prepared to your interview. This includes having gone over potential questions, reminding yourself of previous experiences that might apply, and bringing your resume. It’s also a good idea to research the company ahead of time so you can bring some background knowledge to the table. Interviewers love when a prospective employee shows this level of interest!
Are you ready to put these skills to the test? Check out our online application to get started!