Job markets, especially the competitive ones, heavily relies acing the interview portion of the job. Veterinarians are one of those professions that outpaces the demand of them relative to their numbers. Hence, this job market is ultra-competitive. If you are one of these veterinarians, you better take these tips for you to dominate your interview.
Practice – Practice makes perfect, an old adage but still applicable even to this day and age. With practice, you are researching. With researching, you will have vast amount of knowledge on both your own profession, the latest trends, and the company you are applying in. You will know what kind of company or clinic they are running. By then, you would come up with answers in line with their agenda.
Yourself – What “yourself”? What does this even mean? It is very simple. You must know yourself. You must know your skills, your strengths, your weaknesses. Knowing your weaknesses is very important because you can navigate out of it when it is being discussed in your interview. You can also cherry pick the topics you are comfortable with discussing because you know you.
Impression – You do not have to brag; you just need to highlight the characteristics that you think will help you land a job. Mention the time when you saved a wild animal in one of your volunteer works, but do not mention the time when you were the school paper editor. The latter is not relevant to your job, unless it is a newspaper for vets. The former? It is everything.
For You – Are you sure you want that job? You have to love whatever that job position that you are applying, you have to certain that your heart is in the right place with this one. Otherwise, there is no point of giving you an advice to an endeavor you do not even like. Even if you get the job, you will hate yourself, and then your job, and then everyone else. Better to flunk an interview to a job you do not like, than to pass it.