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How COVID Will Change the Interview Process and Questions?

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Welcome to a new week, welcome to Monday! Guess who got new podcast recording stuff??? I think we can all assume that it was me, yay!!

Who is loving when we’re getting some sunshine?! I want to tell you that last weekend My hubby and I went to go on a nature walk with our best friends before you think negatively of us!! We were 6 ft apart we sanitized everything and social distanced. We didn’t touch anything they touched. I almost wish that we could just go hang out with them during this Covid-tine. (Let’s make this a word, COVID+Quarantine= Covidtine!) My best friend has everything at their house, a pool, hot tub, trampoline, chickens, ducks, a pond, a golf cart, and tons of land! Hey, don’t even think about it, she’s my best friend and she doesn’t need another one! Haha

Ok back to the regularly scheduled show! I feel as though we’re all trying to find answers, trying to see what the future with COVID will be. This is affecting everyone blah, blah, blah. It’s all the same shit, so I’ll spare you the rest of the beginning COVID talk. Let’s think here about how this will change interviews.

1- At least for the next few weeks, interviews will be some kind of video conference. Once they schedule the interview with you and tell you what platform they want to use, immediately download it. Create a profile and test it out with friends or family. I’m sure that we’ve all been victim to the “easy” platform. You know the one that everyone says is easy and for some reason, it feels like rocket science to you. I’ve been there, heck I was there this week when trying to work on editing my website! I feel like I have a Ph.D. in YouTube and I had to call customer support. Can you imagine having that much of a problem right before an interview?! Sometimes tech just sucks!

2- Do you hate seeing yourself on camera? Or do you just get Extremely nervous? I used to be that same way before I started doing my Facebook lives. I was so nervous to the extent that I would have to record videos(to be honest, like 20 before I’d say F&*% it) and upload them on Facebook. What I have learned since then to make myself less nervous is to do a Facebook live was to do them in groups. I created a group with just me and my best friend and I would do a FB live in that group until I felt ok with it. Remember you always have the luxury of being able to delete that Facebook Live if you don’t like it. And if you’re in a group with just your best friend she’s not going to judge you. If she does you need a new best friend!

Once I I felt confident there I would create a Facebook live on my personal page when nobody would be watching, either during the middle of the day or in the middle of the night. Remember you can always delete them when you’re done!! I promise this will make you more confident when you video chat for the interview.

3- One benefit that we do have with home interviews is that we’re able to be in the comfort of our own home. Our homes can often be a safe-haven and that could make us feel more confident. Plus we shouldn’t be late to arrive, we’re already there!

We can have PJ’s and slippers on the lower half and a nice top on, we’re half comfortable BONUS!

4-  What questions might be different in the future.

As employees, we should be asking the employer what happened to the business during the lockdown? You fire people and rehire the same people? Did you Immediately tell everyone to collect unemployment? How was the communication with the doctor and the rest of the staff? Did they eliminate positions or add on any positions?

On the side of the employer, they may ask you what you did during the lockdown. Make sure that during this time you have done at least a little bit of productive activity. Can you read a few books or listen to them. You can listen to podcasts, or take continuing education classes.

Maybe you were able to spend a lot of quality time with your family? Could you cook two or three full meals a day for them? Did you clean and organize the whole house from top to bottom? Your lockdown time doesn’t necessarily have to be working but I think that at least reading/ listening to books will be a great option. I think we all know that we can multitask and listen to books while getting ready in the morning, cleaning, doing chores, etc. What I’m trying to get you away from is just watching Netflix the whole time. It’s not that impressive to say that you watched Tiger King in one day!

Keep in mind that some doctors are very sensitive to education and they want their team to be as educated as possible. If that’s the kind of office that you may work for, just make sure that you’re able to keep up while we’re off! Then write down the continuing education classes that you took, the books that you read, the articles that you read or the podcast that you listen to. This will be all good information to have handy if the doctor asks you during the interview oh, what did you do?

Hey, do you remember last week’s where I mentioned the new course I was coming out with? WELLLLL, it’s out and it’s called Resignation Letter Mini-Course. There are three templates to pick from for whatever relationship you and your office have! Template #1- A Great Office Template #2- You deserve better Template #3- It’s time to run away. I’ve also got step-by-step guidance on how to submit your resignation letter. If you’re like me and you need to know exactly what you can say – it’s in there too! Verbiage to better describe your time working there and feelings about your team and the practice. This course is for those of you that want to keep your integrity up, no matter what office you’re leaving. Well my friends, thank you for coming and remember to

Keep on elevating your career, and I’ll see you next Monday!

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