Did you know that many applicants lose the job before interviewing? Yep, many candidates don’t get the job even before they say a word. To help avoid this, let me tell you a secret from the employer’s perspective.
First of all, interviews face to face cannot be replaced. They are essential to the hiring process. So, when I am looking for a new employee, I line up a day of interviews, and I schedule them about thirty minutes apart.
But once they arrive, I let them wait. I want my staff to observe how they handle the down time.
Do they read?
Do they fidget?
Are they glued to their cell phone?
Are they observant of the office?
Heck, do they pick their nose?
I don’t know what they do, but my staff knows to watch. If I can get an extra moment to observe them before they notice me, I do the same thing. I watch.
On many occasions, staff have spoken to me before the interview to tell me things they are concerned about. I’ve trained my staff to look out.
If they notice that the interviewee is nervous, they tell me.
If they are rude, they tell me.
If they are fussing with someone on the phone, they tell me.
All of this plays a part in the hiring decision. I know that qualified candidates have been passed over because of their waiting room demeanor. Qualifications are only part of the job. Social skills are another.
My advice to you?
Greet the staff courteously. They might be your fellow co-workers.
Stay off your phone. You can post to Instagram later.
“Please’s” and “thank you’s’” go a long way.
Once you pass the waiting room portion of the interview, then you are ready to impress your future employer with your qualifications and other job-related essentials.
Don’t let your waiting room demeanor keep you from getting the job that you worked so hard to get.
These are the some of the skills and tips that you will learn in our HealthCare Pro Academy. Additional benefits for our members are:
1. 180-Day Personal & Professional Growth Plan
2. Guidance in Expanding Your Circle of Influence
3. Training on how to Increase Your Personal Income over a 180-Day Period
4. Creating a Personal Accountability Model to Keep You on Track
And lots more.
Our program costs $127 a month, and we will work with you for six months. Upon signing up, you will receive a survey to fill out about your background. Upon completion, email it back, and we will set up our first conference. We will talk online twice a month for 45 minutes, and you will also have access via phone and text throughout the month.
Below you will find references, and don’t hesitate to call me directly if you have questions.
I look forward to helping you grow in your career. You deserve it.
HealthCare Pro Academy
Gordon Duncan is an award-winning educator, salesman, teacher, manager, and writer. He has been in the eye industry since 1999 and is the author of the eight-book ProSight Success System. His book “Practice Progress” has charted #1 in 6 different countries. Gordon currently consults in the eye care, medical, as well as the manufacturing industry.
“I’ve Known Gordon for seven years and have been thoroughly impressed by his work ethic, professionalism, and knowledge of the practice of Optometry. He’s helped me tackle overwhelming tasks by implementing procedure manuals and simplifying complex employee issues. I highly recommend him as a consultant and feel confident in his abilities to serve as a guide in any optometric practice.” C. C. Byrd, OD
Gordon Duncan is an award-winning educator, salesman, teacher, manager, and writer. He has taught in the public school system, lobbied for school's accreditation, managed eye clinics, led sales' teams, and also publishes books on theology, church, and culture.