Medical Professionals Tell Students in Workshop How to Interview Successfully
Jun 25, 2012
On Tuesday, June 12, the Danville, Kentucky Campus held a career workshop with mock interviews demonstrating what not to do during an interview. Over 20 students attended the workshop that was conducted by two professionals from local medical offices, Mary Vest with the Danville Pain Clinic and Matthew Adams with Danville Medical Specialist.
Ms. Vest and Mr. Adams talked about what they look for in resumes and interviews and about the things that people should not do during an interview. “It’s one thing for us to tell [students what they should do] but it’s something else when it comes from the professional people,” said Director of Health Care Education Virginia Patterson who participated in the mock interview as an example of what not to do.
Lori Everett-Evans, a student in the medical assisting program, participated in the workshop and said that she learned a lot from it. “The mock interview was hilarious because Virginia portrayed what not to do so her answers kind of took you aback,” said Lori. “It was kind of shocking and informative all at the same time.”
“There are some things that you would think people would know that you don’t do during an interview but, obviously, they do it anyway,” said Virginia. “[Ms. Vest and Mr. Adams] both said that they have had people do these things during interviews.”
Virginia said students should keep in mind that first impressions are important and simple things like being sure to shower and shave before an interview are sometimes overlooked. “They’ve decided within the first five minutes of talking to you whether they want to continue talking to you,” Virginia said of employers.
Matthew Adams (standing) of Danville Medical Specialists is pictured speaking to students at the career workshop about how best to handle interviews.