The Big Day
You have finally decided to take a leap of faith.
You have been searching and searching for a new career and that day is finally here!
It is interview time!
A lot of us often struggle when it comes to interviewing.
When that time comes, will you be prepared?
If not, it is okay! I can help you prep for your big day!
Check out a few tips below!
Practice interviewing. It is never a bad idea to practice if this is your first time or if you haven't interviewed in a very long time.
Be familiar with the position that you are applying for and what it entails. You never want to go into an interview feeling unsure about the position that you are interviewing for.
Make sure that you are familiar with where the interview is located. Give yourself enough time to arrive early.
Wear the appropriate attire. Try to keep it simple. (Avoid bright colors)
Bring a copy of your resume. If you are meeting with more than one person, bring a few copies if possible.
Take a deep breath and relax. Be yourself. Never forget that you are unique.
Have a firm handshake when meeting your interviewer(s). A good handshake is normally viewed as one of the most important first impressions that anyone can make.
Make eye contact with your interviewer.
Always ask questions. This will show that you are interested in the company and the position that you are interviewing for. Also, research the company ahead of time. (This will help you develop questions to ask)
Be sure to talk about what you can offer to their company as an employee.
Avoid saying negative things about your current or former employer(s).
Avoid asking questions about benefits, vacation time and pay unless it is brought up first.
Send a follow up email immediately after the interview to thank your interviewer(s) for taking the time to interview you.
This may be your first job and that is okay. Be confident in your skills and your abilities.
Your interviewer knows that this will be your first job.
When I have interviewed in the past, I have noticed that the majority of my interviews were the same. I would always share my experiences as a Pharmacy Technician and highlight my strongest areas. Such as, my attention to detail or how I am able to provide excellent customer service to whoever it may be that I am working with. It can be doctors, nurses, other clinical staff, pharmacists or even my co-workers. I make sure that my scenarios are similar to what the position that I am interviewing for entails and how I was successful in my current or prior role doing what that position requires. I make sure that they know that I am interested in learning something new and I am able to adapt to changes that may occur. When you are working in the field of pharmacy, things are rapidly changing and you have to be able to adapt to change.
Remember, it was a reason why they wanted to interview you. Believe in yourself. You might
not get every job that you apply for and that doesn't mean that you didn't interview well.
The right position will come along and when it does, make sure that you are ready for it!
Never give up, giving up is too easy! Nothing worth having comes easy.