Avoidable Mistakes at Medical Assistant Job Interviews

The Allen School blog frequently posts on ways to improve job interview performance, resume writing and other job search related topics.  The Allen School does a great job preparing people for new careers as medical office assistants.  Yet after graduation, there are another set of skills required to land a job; beyond the skills and practices you study to earn your certification.  The jobs search is almost a job unto itself and here the blog, we try to provide as much good information and support as we can.  The following information provides some information that I find to be very astute and more insightful than the typical information we typically see on this topic.The article here from LiveScience via Yahoo! News provides a very interesting list of 6 mistakes you can avoid during your next job interview if you’re prepared in advance.  Here are the six mistakes:Mistake No. 1: Pretending you can do it all Mistake No. 2: Dismissing questions about social media. Mistake No. 3: Bringing in negative energy. Mistake No. 4: Overlooking interests and hobbies. Mistake No. 5: Failing to research the company. Mistake No. 6: Not asking questions.You can read the elaboration on each mistake, why people typically make each one, and how to avoid falling into the same trap.  Read all about it and be well-prepared for your next job interview for medical assistant positions.

How to Be More Persuasive in Interviews

Convincing someone that you’re the best candidate for a position requires that you engender in them a good feeling about you personally.  You need to find subtle ways to make the interviewer feel as though they really like you.  Senior editor at Monster, Charles Purdy recently wrote an article offering tips on how to make yourself likable to an interviewer without coming off as a creepy stalker or a clowning ham.  The tips are:1. Show that you can be the solution to a problem. 2. Use specific examples. 3. Talk in soundbites. 4. Explain the “how” behind your accomplishments. 5. Use the right nonverbal communication. 6. Show enthusiasm.To learn the details of these activities, click here.

15 Ways to Blow Your Job Interview

interviewdoThis is an exceptionally funny look at some of the really stupid things people do or say at job interviews.  Culled from professional recruiters, these are all things that actually happened and that should be avoided at all costs if you’re lucky enough to land an interview in this tough employment environment.