Medical Writing Jobs: Interview Basics
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How can I give a better medical writing interview?
With generous compensation and rewarding work, medical writing is a competitive industry. When landing an interview, investing time in preparation can catch the employer's attention, and land you further consideration. Read on to learn tips for giving a better medical writing interview.
- Focus on accomplishments instead of job responsibilities.
- Bring writing samples that relate closely to the hiring company's needs
- Be prepared to discuss your strengths and weaknesses in previous medical writing jobs.
- Rehearse your answer to the question “why do you want to work for our company.”
- Don't say anything negative about a former supervisor, even if it's true.
- Ask to see a sample of the company's writing ahead of time.
- Bring extra copies of your resume
- Don't wear too much jewelry or makeup. This can be distracting to employers.
- Be prepared to discuss your history of writing in accordance with government regulations
- Don't discuss salary on the first interview.