Got a question? Have ideas for a story for the newsletter? Wish to share information about something other students might find interesting? Have you recently obtained your first job? Did you receive a promotion?Feel free to email the editor at:firstname.lastname@example.org. Some of your questions may be answered in the newsletter.Dear Editor:I was chosen from the Speed Staffing System for an interview at a cardiologist’s office. I didn’t get the job. I also had a few other interviews and didn’t get those jobs either. I don’t know what the problem is, but I am getting very frustrated. I need to get a job.Sincerely,Great Skills, No Job.Dear Great Skills, No Job:The medical industry will continue to grow as the population ages. There will always be jobs, but the competition for the jobs will grow. Those who are prepared, not only with their skills, but with the ability to do well in an interview, will always find it easier to get a job. If you didn’t get the job, there could be many reasons, from poor communication skills, poor preparation or poor personal presentation, etc. Among some things to consider are:1. Did you arrive late or too early?2. Did you avoid looking into the interviewer’s eyes or did you continually look down or seem distracted?3. Did you speak in a too-low or a too-loud voice?4. Did you interrupt the interviewer?5. Did you laugh at inappropriate times because you were nervous?6. Did you forget to smile?7. Did you chew gum or your lip or your fingernails?8. Did you have the smell of cigarettes (or your lunch) on your breath or clothing?9. Did you forget to iron or to use the lint brush on your clothes?10. Did you dress unprofessionally or wear dirty old shoes?11. Did you bring up salary too soon or before the interviewer brought it up?12. Did you neglect to research information about the company or the position prior to the interview?13. Did you receive a text or cell phone call during the interview?14. Did you ask personal or unprofessional questions of the interviewer, or no questions at all?15. Did you badmouth your former employer?You may wish to review the skills presented to you in the Career Development module of your Allen School training and the mock interviews that were presented to refresh yourself on interviewing techniques. You can also contact your Placement office before any interviews for their input and suggestions. We are all here at Allen School to support and assist you in your job search.
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