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“Excel at Interview”: Getting the Job You Really Want

Specialty training positions are extremely competitive and most are significantly oversubscribed.

I’ve seen doctors falter in the application and interview process and fail to get the job they want, often for reasons they could have avoided with the right preparation.

‘Excel at Interview’ covers everything you need to know to stand out: an application and CV that has the edge, preparing for interview questions, dealing with nerves and creating a great first impression.

ONLINE COURSE

“Excel at Interview”: Getting the Job You Really Want

Specialty training positions are extremely competitive and most are significantly oversubscribed.

I have seen doctors falter in the application and interview process and fail to get the job they want, often for reasons they could have avoided with the right preparation.

‘Excel at Interview’ covers everything you need to know to stand out: an application and CV that has the edge, preparing for interview questions, dealing with nerves and creating a great first impression.

Daunted and overwhelmed by the job application process?
Confused about what you should include in your CV?
Terrified that you won’t be prepared for the interview questions or present yourself well?

The application and interview process is crucial for everyone pursuing a career in medicine

If the thought of preparing job applications and going for interviews makes you feel stressed, you’re definitely not alone. During applications and interviews there will be a number of things that set the successful applicants apart and it may not be what you think!

Many applicants will put time into trying to have an answer to every possible question, but will spend no time preparing to cope with nerves or thinking about how they will showcase their own skills and aptitude for the role.

As a senior medical administrator with over 30 years’ experience, I’ve seen it first-hand time and time again. Surprisingly few candidates are really well prepared or have a CV fit for purpose that will even get them past first base!

Where do many applicants go wrong? 

• Their CV doesn’t highlight their strengths and suitability for the role
• A poorly presented CV with messy, inconsistent formatting and unclear structure
• Not being prepared and unable to articulate strengths, experience and relevant skills
• No relevant examples prepared to demonstrate competence for the role
• Too much focus on content of answers and not enough on structure, presentation and confidence

Modules and What You’ll Learn

This in-depth 3 module course has been developed using much of the content in my one-on-one ‘Advanced Interview Coaching’. It focuses on developing confidence and content with practical advice about the preparation you need to do to make sure your CV, written application and interview performance stand out.

MODULE 1 – Foundations: Get clear on the 5 Fundamentals.

In this module, we’ll cover the 5 steps you need to go through before you start your interview preparation.

 Highlighting your key strengths so that you can highlight them at every stage of the application and interview process

 Researching the job you want and understanding the criteria for the position

 Developing examples to demonstrate that you meet the criteria

 Structuring your answers

 Dealing with nerves and developing greater confidence

At the end of this module, you’ll have a clear picture of your own strengths and understand how to demonstrate them. You’ll have strategies that you can start applying now to help you build your confidence.

MODULE 1 – Foundations: Get clear on the 5 Fundamentals.

In this module, we’ll cover the 5 steps you need to go through before you start your interview preparation.

 Highlighting your key strengths so that you can highlight them at every stage of the application and interview process

 Researching the job you want and understanding the criteria for the position

 Developing examples to demonstrate that you meet the criteria

 Structuring your answers

 Dealing with nerves and developing greater confidence

At the end of this module, you’ll have a clear picture of your own strengths and understand how to demonstrate them. You’ll have strategies that you can start applying now to help you build your confidence.

MODULE 2 – CV, Selection Criteria and Referees: The important steps for your application

In this module, you’ll get specific guidance about how to set out your CV, what to include and what to leave out.

 How to address the selection criteria

 What to include in your written application

 Selecting your referees

 The optimal CV template

At the end of this module, you’ll understand how best to set out your CV to highlight your strengths. You’ll appreciate the importance of knowing the criteria you’ll be judged by and how to demonstrate that you meet these.

MODULE 2 – CV, Selection Criteria and Referees: The important steps for your application

In this module, you’ll get specific guidance about how to set out your CV, what to include and what to leave out.

 How to address the selection criteria

 What to include in your written application

 Selecting your referees

 The optimal CV template

At the end of this module, you’ll understand how best to set out your CV to highlight your strengths. You’ll appreciate the importance of knowing the criteria you’ll be judged by and how to demonstrate that you meet these.

MODULE 3 – Preparing for interview: How interviews are run and typical questions

In this module, we’ll cover the interview process and what are the interviewers looking for:

 How to give a good first impression

Preparing for the questions you might be asked

 Examples of difficult questions and how to answer them

 A selection of typical questions that often come up

At the end of this module, you’ll know what to expect in your interview and the best ways to prepare so you feel more calm and confident.

MODULE 3 – Preparing for interview: How interviews are run and typical questions

In this module, we’ll cover the interview process and what are the interviewers looking for:

 How to give a good first impression

Preparing for the questions you might be asked

 Examples of difficult questions and how to answer them

 A selection of typical questions that often come up

At the end of this module, you’ll know what to expect in your interview and the best ways to prepare so you feel more calm and confident.

Client Feedback

A little bit of help now will go a long way to getting into the career you want to be in many years from now. The job application process is likely to occur annually for the next 5-10 years until you’re a consultant. You can build on what you learned the first time you used Jo’s services with each application.

– Emergency Medicine Trainee, NSW

Meet Your Coach

I’m Dr Jo Hely, founder and coach at Insight Medical Careers.

Having graduated from the University of Newcastle, I’m a specialist medical administrator. My formal qualifications are BMed, DipRANZCOG, MHA (UNSW) and FRACMA.

After working in hospital administration, junior doctor education, medical regulation and medico-legal roles, I’ve met many doctors who were dissatisfied with their careers and  have seen how my unique background and combination of skills have been able to help them.

I provide personal, individual career mentoring, tailored exactly to your needs. I’m completely independent with no affiliation to any university, hospital or training program, ensuring the advice I give is impartial and always 100% confidential.

I believe that everyone has the potential to achieve great things, and I’m committed to helping you succeed in your medical career.

Meet Your Coach

I’m Dr Jo Hely, founder and coach at Insight Medical Careers.

Having graduated from the University of Newcastle, I’m a specialist medical administrator. My formal qualifications are BMed, DipRANZCOG, MHA (UNSW) and FRACMA.

After working in hospital administration, junior doctor education, medical regulation and medico-legal roles, I’ve met many doctors who were dissatisfied with their careers and  have seen how my unique background and combination of skills have been able to help them.

I provide personal, individual career mentoring, tailored exactly to your needs. I’m completely independent with no affiliation to any university, hospital or training program, ensuring the advice I give is impartial and always 100% confidential.

I believe that everyone has the potential to achieve great things, and I’m committed to helping you succeed in your medical career.

Workbooks and Bonuses

Module 1 Workbook: Get Clear on the 5 Interview Fundamentals

Before you start putting together your CV or preparing interview answers, you need to make sure that you have the fundamentals in place.

Module 2 Workbook:
CV Template

Use my optimised CV template developed over 30+ years of reading, reviewing, editing and preparing CVs for doctors.

Module 3 Workbook: Preparing for Interview Questions

Prepare your answers for the typical questions you might be asked, even the tricky ones.

Why this course gets you results? 

Based on broad industry insight, as well as extensive personal experiences

Developed by a doctor with over 3 decades of management level experience in the selection process

holistic approach that prepares you for all aspects of the process; mindset and confidence as well as the practicalities

Comprehensive information covering every step of the process; from CV editing to ensuring you’re confident at interview and prepared for a variety of questions

Your Investment

3 in-depth modules including 3 information videos to guide you though all the content and insight for each module, workbooks so you can put the lessons into action and my optimised, editable CV template:

Only $247

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