Test # 7: Health Sector Interviews (continued)
CHOOSE THE ONE CORRECT ANSWER:
When you are unclear as to what the interviewer is asking it is best not to ask for clarification.
Be honest in an interview, but don't offer unsolicited information
When in a panel interview it is best to:
Divide your attention among all the people present, not just the one who asked the question
Pick one person on the panel and focus your attention on this person when answering questions
Your response to the question "Tell me about yourself" should be:
A summary of your personal likes and dislikes
Brief and factual
Several minutes long with as much information about yourself as possible
A detailed chronological history of your education and work experience
The best way to reply to the question "Tell me about your weaknesses" would be:
To say that you don't have any weaknesses
To provide a list several weaknesses
If you know you have a small flaw, to say so, and give examples of how you manage or monitor it
If the interviewer brings up the issue of salary your best response would be to:
Ask what the salary range is
Say that you understand that positions of this level usually pay between $X and $Y, and that you are comfortable with this range
Specify the exact amount you are expecting to earn
It is standard courtesy to send a thank you note to the people who interviewed you.
"Are you familiar with how genomics research is handled in Canada?"The employer may ask this sort of question of a candidate to address concerns about which one of the following issues:
Lack of Canadian experience
Ability to be a team player
A company's relaxed dress code (e.g. shorts and T-shirts) means you can wear a sweatshirt and jeans to the interview.
If the interviewer doesn't say anything after you've finished answering a question, don't be tempted to keep talking.
Which of the following non-verbal behaviors is not recommended in an interview
Maintain eye contact without staring
Smile as often as is appropriate
Lean forward without invading your interviewer's space
Sit quietly without slouching, avoid fidgeting
Gesture a great deal to emphasize what you are saying
Which of the following is a question not to ask an interviewer:
What are the main challenges of this position?
How does this work area fit into the company as a whole?
What are the salary and benefits?
What is the primary objective that you would like accomplished in this job?
When will you make your hiring decision?
You should feel free to interrupt the interviewer at any time.
When you enter the interview room you should offer your hand first for shaking.
It is acceptable in an interview to make negative comments about former companies, bosses and co-workers.
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