Healthcare interviews can be dynamic, but there are some aspects you can expect to always encounter. It is almost customary for the interviewer to finish an interview with “do you have any questions?”.
Replying “no” is missing your last opportunity to leave a positive impression on the interviewer. The interviewer may be using this section to gauge your healthcare qualifications as well as your actual interest in the job. If you don’t ask a question/questions the interviewer might be lacking the engagement they want from a potential new employee.
Asking strong, insightful questions will not only differentiate you from other candidates but also determine if you would like to work in the healthcare sector. This lets the interviewer know that you have done your research, while also giving them an insight into your personality.
Preparing questions about the role and the healthcare industry could be your key to success. Don’t ask questions that you think you could answer with a quick online search but instead do your research and come up with thought-provoking questions for the interviewer.
As a guide, we have outlined 5 questions worth asking after your healthcare interview:
1. How Would You Describe The Industry Culture?
If you are just beginning, this question helps to get a broad sense of what it would be like to work in healthcare and what it is like for employees. Determining if you are comfortable and suited to the healthcare environment will be key in gaining job satisfaction in the long term.
2. What Do You Like Most About Working in Healthcare?
This type of question allows you to find your common ground with the interviewer and a chance to gain further insight into what life within healthcare is like. The interviewer just like you wants to talk about something they are comfortable with and help you gain an insight and understanding about the positive aspects of working within healthcare.
3. What Could I Expect On An Average Day?
This shows the interviewer that you are eager for the healthcare position on offer. It also gives you a good idea of what the job is like helping you to decide if you want to pursue this opportunity further, whilst outlining what particular skills are needed on a daily basis and determining your suitability.
4. What Training Will be Provided?
The healthcare industry in itself can be dynamic and if you are either looking for a new beginning or a fresh start, there will be challenges to be encountered. This question will give you a sense of what sort of expectation will be placed on you when beginning the new position.
5. Where Do You See The Healthcare Industry in 3 Years?
Asking a question of this kind will outline to the interviewer that you are forward-thinking looking at the bigger picture. This highlights that you would be willing to stay at the company long-term and are looking to grow within the healthcare environment.
Ultimately, having thoughtful questions ready is a very important step of any interview process. Remember, the interviewer is expecting to answer questions just as much as you are, so make sure to prepare questions to highlight your research and interest in the job and healthcare industry.
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