Monthly Archives: January 2012

Be yourself, everyone else is taken up!

Employers want people, not just skills and “Tell me about yourself” is one of the most common questions they will ask.  Don’t pretend to be someone else, like the Janitor who is notorious for pretending to be a doctor at Sacred Heart. This is your time to shine so be professional, but allow your personality to come through as you tell them all about your skills and experience.  Focus on your strengths and avoid bringing up skills that aren’t required for the position.  If you don’t know how to answer a question, just say so and ask for clarification. Remember, there’s no need to pretend to be someone you’re not like Janitor.

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Don’t be a Bob Bummer – Attitude is key

Dr. Kelso’s life isn’t easy. His wife of 44 years is a wheelchair-bound paraplegic and he lost his beloved dog, Baxter. Disappointment in his family members’ choices is also a constant topic of discussion when chatting with Dr. Kelso. While we all have our personal lives, it can sometimes affect our attitudes and productivity at work, as well as the way we are perceived in a job interview. It’s important to remember to keep a line between your private life and work life. Your interviewer does not want to know all the details of your personal woes as it is likely to color their assessment of you. Avoid becoming a Bob Bummer like Dr. Kelso and sending the wrong message.

Interview Tips from ‘Scrubs’

So you’ve just landed yourself an interview for a wonderful job!  Now what?

Luckily for you, J.D. and the cast of characters at “Scrubs” can offer up some advice.  After all, aside from providing a half-hour of comedy, “Scrubs” focuses on the lives of medical practitioners.  In addition to making us laugh, the show teaches us a lot about how to behave, or rather, how not to behave in a professional work environment.  To explore this more, the good folks at Mountain Medical have gathered up some of the most memorable interview tips “Scrubs” has provided us through the years and will post them for you throughout the upcoming weeks.  We hope that while you prepare for your interview, you keep these tips in mind.  Good Luck!