3. Add value without expecting anything. – Jon Levy, Author and Renowned Influencer4. Network with people live, not just online. – Allen Lo, Google5. Join Professional Groups. – Ines Gonzalez, Director at LinkedInShare your most effective networking strategies in the comments to help the next generation of medical billers, nursing assistants and medical office assistants get a leg up in the field.
Don’t believe that you can begin something like nursing assistant training at a later point in your life? Think achievement is only for the youngsters? Consider seasoned NY Mets baseball player Bartolo Colon. Colon is set to turn 43 on May 24 and had never hit a home run during his long career in Major League Baseball. Yet, this past weekend, Colon drilled one against Padres right-hander James Shields, blasting a two-run homer into the left field seats at Petco Park in San Diego. In so doing, Colon became the oldest player in MLB history to hit his first career homer.What are you waiting for? If you’re sitting on the bench worrying that you’re too old to make a huge event occur in your life, think about Bartolo Colon and step boldly to the plate to take your swing. Allen School is here to help you knock it out of the park!
1. Demonstrate your Excitement for the PositionBeing excited and enthusiastic is a great way to make a strong first impression on a hiring manager. It also provides you the opportunity to work your knowledge of the role into the discussion. If you’re in introverted person by nature, or just not comfortable with robust displays of emotion, just focus on remembering to smile. Nothing is more disarming than a simple, authentic smile.
2. Maintain the Right level of Eye-ContactNot too much or you’ll seem creepy or overly aggressive. But not looking people in the eye indicates deception or may simply make you seem less than confident about your abilities. Studies suggest meeting eyes about 60% of the time with your interviewer makes one appear friendly, interested and trustworthy. So the eyes have it!
3. Nod your headDon’t be a bobblehead, wagging your dome wildly. But do try and nod in an affirmative way when making your points to the interviewer about your qualification for the role and you will notice they’ll be inclined to nod back in kind. It is an affirmative gesture that people intuitively mirror leading to positive impressions.
4. Keep your Palms OpenEveryone intuits the negative or blocking energy from a posture showing crossed hands or clenched fists. These behaviors suggest a person is closed off to the ideas being discussed. Instead, keeping your hands open and palms upturned conveys trust and makes people better at ease.Here’s a link to a Forbes slideshow demonstrating 10 body language errors to avoid for some more help in preparing yourself for a medical assistant job interview. Good luck out there!
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