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4 Ways to Assess Candidates’ Soft Skills During Interviews

March 9, 2018 2:37 pm

As well as considering the qualifications and job experience of a potential candidate, it is also worthwhile thinking about their critical soft skills. These may end up determining whether your chosen candidates will be the right fit the role. Soft skills are the personal qualities or attributes which define each...

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Communication Skills to Look for in Health Candidates

November 16, 2017 5:23 pm

Strong communication skills have never been more important for health candidates. As the range of communication platforms grows more diverse – think text, email and Skype, for starters – healthcare workers are expected to be comfortable communicating in multiple ways. Strong verbal skills have been associated with improved patient outcomes...

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5 Questions for Radiography Job Candidates

November 16, 2017 5:11 pm

Radiography has its own particular set of stresses – giving precise dosage, reassuring patients and managing time, for instance. Questions you face during radiographer interviews are designed to test how well you cope in any kind of workplace situation. Here are five questions commonly put to radiography candidates during health...

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The Importance of Phone Screening Candidates

September 25, 2017 11:38 am

It’s easy to overlook the power of a simple phone screen when sifting through a mound of potential health job candidates. There’s no better way to identify candidates who are unsuitable, and hone in on those with the skills and attributes you need. Here’s what your need to know about...

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What You Should Know About Your Interviewers

September 25, 2017 11:31 am

Sound preparation is essential to present well at an interview, however not everyone thinks of researching their interviewer or recruiter beforehand. This is a vital step in your interview preparation to help frame the right questions and present the best answers. Knowing more about the interviewer can give you a...

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8 Behavioural Questions for Nursing Candidates

August 31, 2017 11:25 am

Behavioural interviewing is a commonly used technique where candidates are asked questions that put them in a particular situation. By learning how they have acted in the past when faced with common job-related scenarios, an interviewer can get an idea how a candidate might perform in the role if successful.  ...

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5 Interview Questions You Don’t Have to Answer

August 31, 2017 11:16 am

We all know how stressful health job interviews are, and as a candidate you’ll probably want to answer all the questions you’re asked so you make a good impression. However, there are some questions that you don’t have to answer, and that an interviewer should not even ask.   Being...

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7 Questions You Should Never Ask a Job Candidate

July 26, 2017 12:21 pm

When interviewing in healthcare, there are legal restrictions on the kind of questions you may ask. Interview questions and selection criteria based on a range of sensitive topics are regarded as discriminatory by the Australian Human Rights Commission. An employer is deemed to be acting against the law if discriminatory...

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How SHARE and STAR Models Can Enhance Interview Performance

July 26, 2017 12:17 pm

Behavioural questions often pop up during interviews, and it’s important to be prepared for them. They are designed to encourage candidates to talk in detail rather than just give simple one-word or one-sentence answers revealing little about their job suitability. Behavioural questions are open questions – eliciting longer, more thoughtful...

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How to Prepare for a Job interview in the Health Sector

March 24, 2017 2:29 pm

Behind most successful job interviews lies careful preparation and plenty of homework. Even the most confident job seeker can benefit from drilling down into the details of job requirements and company culture. Arming yourself with this valuable information is a great way to meet the brief, impress your interviewers and...

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