People respond differently to the thought of having an interview for a new job. There may be excitement towards the prospect of starting a new career, anxiousness due to lack of interview experience or apprehension as a result of wanting to succeed. Whatever your situation, it’s good practice to prepare for an interview to give yourself the best chance at being selected for the role.
We spoke to Debbie Smith, a Recruiter from our Leicester office to understand what she looks for during an interview with a potential care worker. Below are her recommendations and tips for getting it right.
Successful interviews start with preparation.
About Debbie Smith, Homecare Recruiter in Leicester:
“I’ve worked in healthcare in one form or another since leaving school. I started out as a Nursing Auxiliary, studied as a Social Worker and then moved in to a Care Manager role. I particularly enjoyed recruiting staff for the several residential homes that I had the pleasure of working in, meeting lots of compassionate people and learning about what they want from their career. Since then, I’ve had a number of other healthcare roles including Special Educational Needs (SEN), Phlebotomist and Healthcare Assistant (HCA).
I then decided to have a career change and joined Medacs Healthcare in 2017 to work in recruitment. Having worked as a healthcare professional all my life it gave me an insight into the people I want to work with at Medacs Healthcare but also into what is needed in a care role. Even without experience the best candidates will shine through with the right guidance. This is one of the nice parts of being a recruiter - watching your candidates flourish in their chosen career path.”
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