If you’re passionate about animal care and want to pursue a career in veterinary medicine then preparing for your first interview is essential. Landing your first job is a big step and a learning curve. With the right preparation, you can make your first interview successful and gain some useful knowledge that will help you with your job hunt!
Here are four top tips that you can follow.
Before your interview, it is important to do a little research on the practice, the job role and any other relevant information. Write a few bullet points for each section is read over them in the lead up to your interview so they’re fresh in your mind. Being prepared will make a big difference in how you present yourself as you may seem uninterested if you don’t put the work in!
Prepare examples of your experience
It’s very likely that the interviewer will want to know more about your experience or will ask questions about how you’ve dealt with certain situations. Try and think of some relevant examples beforehand so you aren’t wracking your brain in the middle of the interview. Even if you don’t have an example that exactly matches the question, you can speak about occasions when you’ve done something similar and how your skills are relevant.
Write down some questions
The end of the interview will be your opportunity to ask some questions - remember, the employee is there to sell themselves as much as you are! Ask genuine questions about the role, practice, training opportunities or anything else that will show you are engaged with the process. Staying quiet could give off the wrong impression to always prepare at least three questions to ask!
Your first interview will be a little nerve-wracking but think positively and be confident! There’s a reason why you were invited to the interview so now is your time to shine and show the employer what you’re made of. Think every answer through carefully and you’ll feel great when it’s finished.
At Vet Pro Recruitment, we work with employers and job seekers to find the best match for veterinary roles across the UK. Our large database includes some of the most reputable employers and amazing roles that will meet your career goals whether you’re looking for your first job or a step up from your current position. VetPro recruitment have the knowledge and expertise to assist you in several areas! Call 01392 824667 today for more information.