If you are a physician interviewing for practice opportunities, and you want to get an offer after your next interview, please read this before your next site visit! It could save you some headaches, and maybe even save you some additional interview trips.
It’s easy to take the interview process for granted as a physician candidate, because most likely, multiple systems are vying for your time and inviting you for a site visit. Although your services as a physician are in very high demand, an offer from every interview is not guaranteed.
One of the easiest mistakes for many physicians to make during a site visit is not showing enough interest. This seems like an obvious, simple pitfall to avoid, but more often than not, a perceived lack of interest is the primary reason a candidate may be rejected. It is paramount to hospital administrators and physicians that they are very well-liked and wanted as an employer or colleague. Employers want to see enthusiasm for their opportunity to show that this candidate will succeed and remain in the community for the long-term. Therefore, interviewers don’t want to hear about a candidate’s other interviews or other offers. Hospital executives and physicians are well aware that physicians are often being courted by several other systems. If a candidate discusses the competition too much, it comes across that the candidate is more interested in those other opportunities, so they’ll move on to the next candidate.
Although this is one of the most common interview mistakes, it is just one of many avoidable physician interview mistakes – HealtheCareers.com published an article with four other common physician interview mistakes. Bob Collins, managing partner of The Medicus Firm, contributed to the article, and it’s another “must-read” if you have job interviews in your future!
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