Quote from CseMgr1
I have been invited to interview for a QI Coordinatior position in an acute care facility next week and need advice from those of you out there who are seasoned veterans in this area. I've done QI before, but it was during my stint in Home Health. If you were interviewing me for this position, what kind of questions should I expect?
My favorite story... Relax though it was for a sales type position. I waited in the lobby of a hotel for about 20 minutes - because I was early. I then walked into the conference room and faced five interviewers. One of them happened to be a man I chatted with in the lobby to kill time. I was offered the job. I was friendly and polite - a good sales asset for the company.
I have noted in the last two years a lot of places are shifting toward behavioral interviewing. They are hard to prepare for because you wont know where they will go - once you give them a scenario - they will keep asking probing questions.
I would think with QI - cultural fit is important I would anticipate questions on:
1. what accomplishment are you most proud of
2. have you ever gotten into an argument at work - of course we all have. I shifted the tone and situation toward disagreement.
3. tell me about a time when you faced incredible odds - deadline - opposition to your idea
Dont be afraid of the weird questions - they ask those to throw you off guard.
"what would you do if a man didnt extend his hand to shake with you upon meeting?" My answer - "smile and move on. The customer is always right." This company was a small for protfit firm and the clientele included Hasidic Jewish men.
"what would I be surprised to learn about you?" my answer was that I enjoy public speaking. LOL - not sure what he was getting at with that one?%$#@@%!
Last note - if you want the job at the end of the interview... Tell them you are interested (fairly sure) or that you want it (if you feel strong). I have heard interviewers state that many candidates dont even let them know they want the job.
Maybe someone has different experience - but it isnt wont do you any good to play hard to get. Companies want enthusiastic workers - excited to join their company. The job market is stiff for management positions.