• Question: If you were to interview me, what are the top 5 quality's that i would need in order for you to hire me?

    Asked by Gyalav on 29 Apr 2022.
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      Anna Podlasek answered on 31 Mar 2022:

      1. knowing your own limits
      2. understanding the importance of team work
      3. solid clinical knowledge
      4. take responsibilities for own actions
      5. being a decent person

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      Laurence Quirk answered on 31 Mar 2022:

      Great Question

      1. Listening skills
      2. Being a team worker
      3. Probably good IT skills is important in most jobs
      4. Friendly and personable – people skills are important
      5. Is able to reflect on what things work well and not so well so you can learn

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      Adam Jones answered on 31 Mar 2022:

      1. Listening and communication skills
      2. Attention to detail
      3. Ability to learn / pick up new skills
      4. Responsibility
      5. Being unafraid to ask for help

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      Sarah Chalmers-Page answered on 31 Mar 2022:

      I’m more likely to be interviewing for administration and management than clinical roles, so my answers might be a little different from other people’s.

      1) Can you do this job? So if I am interviewing for someone whose job will involve organising a lot of meetings, I am probably going to ask you about your organisational skills or a time you organised an event. You don’t have to give me a work example, it can be your sister’s fifteenth birthday (in fact I once hired an adminsitrator off the strength of a BMX conference he organised in sixth form), but I want specific examples of the skills in the role, or at least an idea what you would do to learn them.
      2) Caring and compassionate, and willing to help people
      3) Warm and human. I know it’s likely you are nervous – that reassures me you care about the job. And I love it when people use real world examples to answer the questions, or show a flash of humour or tell me about a hobby that matters when they are giving me an example.
      4) Thoughtful – I don’t want to hire someone who has memorised someone else’s answers from the internet, I want you to think about your answers – it’s a good sign you will be thinking on the job
      5) Curious. Ask me questions too, show signs of having researched this organisation or the specific job, tell me about who you have talked to about working in the NHS.

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      Heather S answered on 25 Apr 2022:

      that is a brilliant question!!!!

      1 – empathy (so a question might be can you think of a time you should empathy?)
      2. communication skills (question might be tell me about a time communication failed and what did you do about it; how do you listen to people)
      3. responsibility & accountability (e.g. tell me when something went wrong for you and how you dealt with that)
      4. teamwork – (e.g what does teamwork look like?)
      5. clinical knowledge – how do you keep your skills up to date?

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      Jamie Hynes answered on 29 Apr 2022:

      Really great question!

      1. Confidence in your own abilities
      2. Humility regarding areas in need of development.
      3. The wisdom to be aware of the differences between 1. and 2.
      4. Enthusiasm for the the career and the energy that brings
      5. A sense of humour; it really helps a team through tough times, and helps an individual connect with others.