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Backbreaker - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - April 2019

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1 3 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • A P R I L 2 0 1 9 "Ace the Job Interview") and jot down the answers. Writing it out cre- ates polished, concise answers that will prevent you from rambling when those questions are asked during a pressure-filled interview. You'll also want to do your homework and ask plenty of questions during the interview, but remember: Never ask questions about salary, vacation time or what type of benefits package a company offers until an offer is made. Search strategically. Today, job-seekers have more search options than ever. For starters, there are a slew of reputable online job-search sites, includ- ing indeed.com, careerjet.com, linkedin.com, careerbuilder.com and monster.com. But use caution here. It's not uncommon for hospitals and surgery centers to post jobs that have already been filled simply to get resumes. If going it alone isn't for you, consider an industry- expert recruiter. These are professionals who can guide you toward the best opportunities and walk you through the interview process. Recruiters have the advantage of knowing exactly who's hiring and what type of candidate they're looking for. Plus, you can apply confi- dentially and get feedback on how you interviewed. Be ready If you think you're ready for a new position, a willingness to take a chance can land you the job of your dreams. The key is being ready to pounce when that time comes. As "In Search of Excellence" author Tom Peters puts it, "If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade." OSM Ms. Venezio (andreav@sapphirehg.com) is the CEO of Sapphire Health Group, a recruiting search firm in Lewisville, Texas, serving ambulatory sur- gery centers and surgical hospitals. 4 Staffing S

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