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Alliance Healthcare Interview Questions

To help you prepare for an Alliance Healthcare job interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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What do you do when you disagree with your leader's decisions?

Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

The interviewer wants to know that you can be diplomatic in the workplace, even when you may disagree with your leader. Show the interviewer that you can be a good team member yet disagree with the leader occasionally. Explain that you believe everyone is entitled to their professional opinion yet capable of simultaneously maintaining respect for each other. Show that even if you disagree with the final decision they make, you support the direction the team is heading.

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30 Alliance Healthcare Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. What do you do when you disagree with your leader's decisions?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      The interviewer wants to know that you can be diplomatic in the workplace, even when you may disagree with your leader. Show the interviewer that you can be a good team member yet disagree with the leader occasionally. Explain that you believe everyone is entitled to their professional opinion yet capable of simultaneously maintaining respect for each other. Show that even if you disagree with the final decision they make, you support the direction the team is heading.

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      Assure the interviewer that you will be a good team member even if you disagree with your leader's decisions. While you may not always agree, you must be mature and professional when faced with this situation.

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      1st Answer Example

      "I think it is possible to be a great team member, even when disagreeing with the leader. It's all in how you maintain respect for each other despite differences in opinion. When faced with this situation, I go along with my leader's decision as they are the one in charge and may have reasons behind their decision that I am unaware of."

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      "When I disagree with my leader's decision, I will ask them politely how they came to that decision to better understand the reasoning behind their decision. I do not question their authority but rather want to educate myself for when I advance to a leadership position."

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  • 2. How do you manage your time, even on the busiest days?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      The interviewer would like to know more about the tools you use to stay on task and meet deadlines. Think about the ways you manage your projects and daily tasks. Discuss how you prioritize when everything demands your attention at once.

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      Describe how you prioritize and manage your workday. You may write lists, use an app, write in a day planner, or use time-management software. Assure the interviewer that you can complete assignments and stay on task even on the busiest days.

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      1st Answer Example

      "I manage my time by exercising the idea of 'time-blocking.' This method means that I won't incessantly check my email; instead, I will allow myself to return emails in 30-minute time blocks, four times per day. Setting calendar alerts and personal deadlines for myself has also helped greatly."

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      "Very carefully! I prioritize deadlines and work that needs to be done and then work backward from there. When necessary, I utilize my resources and team to pitch in and contribute."

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  • 3. Who has inspired you in your life and why?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Your life's inspiration can come from a mentor, family, a professor, an author, or anyone who motivated and inspired you. Talk to the interviewer about who has inspired you in your life and why. They want to know your motivation for working in this industry and how you connect and communicate with other people.

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      Focus on using a person who is not controversial to the interviewer, such as a political person. If the interviewer disagrees with your political affiliation, it could cost you the chance of being offered the job.

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      1st Answer Example

      "I find inspiration in a variety of people and things. I would have to say that the person who has most greatly inspired me has been my grandmother. She always had a smile, no matter how hard she worked, and she loved everyone very much. She was well respected and always gave more than she received. I try to live like her as much as I can."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "The previous physician I worked under was a huge inspiration. Her passion for patient health and her career successes were motivating and put the fire in me to climb the ladder in my career."

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  • 4. What do you think might be the greatest challenges faced in this job? How will you overcome these challenges?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Keep your answer simple. Even though it may seem like a dream job, the interviewer wants to know that you have realistic expectations of the role and that you will not be blindsided if problems or challenges present themselves. It is okay to ask for clarification on the position if you do not fully understand what challenges are in store.

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      Think of the challenges you might face in this position. Perhaps you are new to the industry and face learning how to perform your job. Maybe you have only worked at smaller facilities and need to learn to work in a fast-paced environment. Briefly mention what challenges you face, then spend more time describing how you plan to overcome the difficulties, ending on a positive note.

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  • 5. What makes you a great problem solver?

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      Employers want to know that you have a systematic approach to problem-solving. Consider the skills and qualities that help you successfully face problems. Perhaps you have a keen eye for detail. Maybe you can see opportunity when others can only focus on the issue. Share your strengths as a problem solver and your ability to come up with innovative solutions.

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      In the healthcare industry, you will face some problems daily. Some issues might be minor, while others will be more significant. Assure the interviewer that you can remain focused, calm, and professional when facing any problem.

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  • 6. What are your salary expectations?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      The interviewer wants to see what salary you would require to accept the job. Review the job description and give a number in the salary range provided. If the job description says the pay is between $80,000-$89,000 per year, choose what you feel is fair based on your experience and current earnings. However, you must be prepared to negotiate.

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      The best way to discuss your salary expectations is to use your current earnings as an example. Be open, realistic, and honest. Transparency is the best choice when salary-based questions arise.

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  • 7. How would your coworkers describe your attention to detail?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      The interviewer wants to see how in touch you are with your coworkers and what they would say about your attention to detail. Great attention to detail is an essential skill in the healthcare industry, and the interviewer wants to hear if you possess this skill.

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      Talk to the interviewer about your level of attentiveness regarding details on the job. If you have coworkers that consistently ask you to spell-check their work or comment positively on your attention to the smallest details, you want to mention that in your response. It is always best to support your reply with a real-life example.

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  • 8. How do you determine priorities when you have multiple projects due?

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      The interviewer wants to see how you prioritize tasks to ensure you meet your deadlines. Assure the interviewer that you can be diligent in assessing your priorities while explaining your prioritization process.

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      Working in the healthcare industry can be fast-paced, with multiple things that must be done each shift. Describe how you determine what needs to be addressed first, and then make a plan to meet all your deadlines.

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  • 9. Do you think honesty is always the best policy?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      The interviewer would like to know if you genuinely feel that honesty is the best policy. Many will argue that honesty is not always the best policy, while others claim it is the best policy. Talk to the interviewer about your thoughts on morality in the workplace.

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      No matter what your view is, assure the interviewer that you are an honest person. If you do not think honesty is the best policy, be sure to give your reasons why.

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  • 10. If you were not able to work in the healthcare industry, what other career would you see yourself doing?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      The interviewer wants to know what other areas interest you to identify your strengths and learn more about your personality. However, you want to assure the interviewer that you cannot see yourself in any other career outside of the healthcare industry.

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      Show the interviewer that you know your strengths and talk about a profession that seems exciting and interesting to you. It's great to talk about a dream job but be sure to solidify your interest in the role and career path for which you are interviewing.

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  • 11. In the healthcare industry, there are times you will be tasked with communicating bad news. How do you handle communicating bad news?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      One of the toughest parts of communication can be delivering bad news to people. Whether it is providing a less than positive work review to a coworker, telling a patient grim news, terminating someone, or telling a family member their loved one has died, giving bad news is not an easy task. Assure the interviewer that you can handle this type of duty in a transparent, concise, compassionate, and professional manner.

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      Focus on describing your approach to delivering bad news. When you have a systematic approach, it shows you have the communication skills Alliance Healthcare seeks in a team member.

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  • 12. Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      The interviewer asks this question to see that you have strong verbal and written communication skills, which are required for all healthcare positions. Your job duties will include speaking with patients, family members, coworkers, supervisors, and other healthcare professionals. You may be required to testify in court when needed and must have excellent documentation skills. The interviewer wants to hear that you have the necessary communication skills for the role.

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      Focus on describing your written and verbal communication skills. If you have a former supervisor who commented on your excellent communication skills in a letter of recommendation or performance review, use their description in your response. The interviewer wants to know that you can speak clearly with others while properly documenting reports and other forms of written communications.

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  • 13. When are your leadership skills the most effective?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      The interviewer asks this question to learn what type of leader you are and to see if you understand what it takes to be a good leader. This question may be asked even if you are not interviewing for a leadership position, so you must be prepared to answer it.

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      When you have a great relationship with the individuals you are leading, your leadership skills will be the most effective. Show the interviewer that you recognize a great relationship starts with clear communication, trust, and honesty. Tell the interviewer that you spend time genuinely getting to know your team.

      For instance, perhaps you like to understand what activities they have going on both inside and outside of work, their kids' names, or if they have any pets. Building a relationship with your team will ensure that you can frequently and genuinely ask them how they are doing. The more comfortable they are, the better chance they will come to you for help in the workplace when they need it.

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  • 14. What is your personal mission statement?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      This is an important question to ponder, especially when working in the healthcare industry or a leadership position. Not everyone has a mission statement or personal mantra just off the cuff. The interviewer wants to know what makes you "tick" and learn more about your personality to see if you will be a good fit for the company culture.

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      If this question is asked, you want to be prepared. Think of a quote or motto that helps guide you in life. If you don't have a personal mission statement or slogan, come up with one before your interview.

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  • 15. What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to turn that weakness into a strength?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      This question is asked to see if you are humble enough to admit you have a weakness and what you are doing to turn that weakness into a strength. When an individual realizes they have room for improvement and make goals to grow, it shows the interviewer you are self-aware and interested in professional growth.

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      Pick a weakness that is not a core skill for this position. You can be candid in your answer, recognizing that you aren't great at something and acknowledging your need to improve. Be sure to have an action plan to improve this weakness.

      Perhaps you are watching TED talks to gain skills in a particular area, reading the latest-and-greatest book on the subject, or taking a seminar at a nearby community college. We are all human with our weaknesses, so don't be afraid to share yours!

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  • 16. At Alliance Healthcare, we seek to hire professionals who have passion for our industry. If you could increase public awareness on any healthcare related issue, which would you choose?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Talk to the interviewer about the areas of healthcare that brings you passion. They want to hear what inspires and motivates you in the healthcare industry. Describe a particular issue that you would bring more public awareness to if you could, and explain why this area is important to you.

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      There is no right or wrong answer to this question. The interviewer merely wants to see what area of healthcare you would like more public awareness of and why.

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  • 17. Do you consider yourself a patient person? How do you increase your patience level in challenging situations?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      The interviewer would like to know if you consider yourself a patient individual. Impatience can cause a lot of stress and anxiety in your patients and coworkers, so it is essential that you can showcase your ability to remain patient and professional in workplace situations.

      Patience is indeed a virtue but can be challenging to maintain when it seems that situations continue to push your buttons. Show the interviewer that you possess the ability to keep your cool in challenging conditions.

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      As a healthcare professional, you must be a patient person. There might be situations that cause you to lose your patience, but you must assure the interviewer that you do not let that happen in the workplace. Describe how you view yourself as a patient person and what you do to increase your patience level when needed.

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  • 18. When have you been asked to perform a function or complete a task in which you had little or no experience in doing?

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      Think of a time when you had to take on a task or a role that you felt was over your experience level. Then, explain what steps you took to figure out what needed to be done. The interviewer wants to see if you have critical thinking and problem-solving skills, which are essential to possess in the healthcare industry.

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      The interviewer wants to hear how you approach things you are unfamiliar with to see if you immediately ask for help or if you choose to figure it out on your own. While there is nothing wrong with asking for help, it is a more desirable trait if you use your problem-solving skills to learn how to perform the task.

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  • 19. In the healthcare industry, problems frequently arise. When faced with a major problem, what is your first reaction?

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      The interviewer wants to know if your reactions to problems reflect maturity and professionalism. How you react will significantly determine how you fit with their existing team.

      Perhaps your computer crashes, and you realize you may have just lost all of your hard work. Or maybe you are limited on time and have a deadline rapidly approaching. Demonstrate to the interviewer that you take a systematic approach to problem-solving rather than reacting impulsively when a problem occurs.

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      Focus on assuring the interviewer that you have critical thinking and problem-solving skills. You want to show the interviewer that you do not let problems disrupt your day and can handle whatever is thrown your way.

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  • 20. Tell me about your greatest work-related accomplishment and why you chose that particular achievement as being the greatest.

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Talking about your most significant accomplishment will give the interviewer a definite idea of where you place your values. It will also show the interviewer more about your personality, how you like to be motivated, and how to coach you in the future. It is okay to brag a little bit when answering this question. Show that you are proud of yourself and your career accomplishments!

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      Since the interviewer asked explicitly for a work-related accomplishment, be sure you do not answer with a non-work-related achievement. After describing your greatest accomplishment, explain why you chose that particular achievement as your most significant.

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  • 21. In your opinion, what has been the greatest advancement in healthcare this year? How do you stay up-to-date on new trends and breakthroughs in the healthcare industry?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Display to the interviewer that you are interested in the new advances in healthcare while describing what you consider the most significant advancement in the past year. The interviewer wants to see if you take the initiative to learn about medical advancements and what you consider groundbreaking. Be sure to mention how you stay current on the latest trends and breakthroughs in the healthcare industry.

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      If you are unsure of the most significant medical advancements in the past year, you can do a quick research before your interview. In the past year, there has been an up-and-coming gene therapy for blood disorders, a new class of cystic fibrosis medications, increased telemedicine access, a novel drug for primary-progressive multiple sclerosis, and smartphone-connected pacemaker devices, to name a few.

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  • 22. What do you know about the workplace culture at Alliance Healthcare? What is your ideal workplace environment?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Talk to the interviewer about your research on the workplace culture at Alliance Healthcare. Assure the interviewer that you would find their workplace culture a stable fit while identifying your ideal work environment.

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      When you research Alliance Healthcare online, you will see they describe their culture as one that encourages new and innovative ideas, teamwork, and a focus on continuous improvement for the benefit of their customers, team members, and patients. They also mention low turnover as they offer a flexible work environment and opportunities for growth and advancement. Be sure to mention some of these aspects in your response.

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  • 23. What do you feel we do best here at Alliance Healthcare?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      The interviewer wants to feel confident that you are engaged in the interview process. Display that you researched Alliance Healthcare before your interview and learned what they do best. Talk about your research and findings.

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      On the company website, Alliance Healthcare says they are best known for their expertise in building and operating winning end-to-end Radiology and Oncology platforms. They provide outpatient imaging services to hospitals, health systems, physicians, and communities. If you read the Alliance Healthcare patient testimonials, you will see they are also known for their excellent customer service and patient care. Be sure to tie in some of these findings in your response.

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  • 24. At Alliance Healthcare, we seek to hire individuals who value education. Walk me through your related post-secondary education. Where did you struggle the most? Which courses were your favorite?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      The interviewer has your educational information from your resume, but they want to hear from you where you went to school, what degree you obtained, and what areas you found challenging. Discuss your favorite courses so the interviewer can gain insight into your personality and strengths.

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      There are many questions asked in this interview question. You want to ensure you answer all questions so the interviewer can see you pay attention to detail and have active listening skills.

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  • 25. Working in healthcare is a very demanding career path. What keeps you motivated on the hardest days?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      When you are having an incredibly stressful day, think of what keeps you motivated to continue. The interviewer wants to be assured that you will always bring your 'A' game no matter what challenges you face.

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      It is best to be motivated within yourself or by working with your team. The interviewer does not want to hear that you need motivation from your supervisor or thanks from your patients.

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  • 26. In your opinion, what are the most important qualities you can possess as a healthcare professional?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      When you answer this question, the interviewer will learn more about the traits you will bring to Alliance Healthcare if hired. As you describe the qualities you feel are essential to have as a healthcare professional, the interviewer will see that you possess those characteristics yourself.

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      Review the job description before your interview to see what keywords were used to describe Alliance Healthcare's ideal candidate. Then, focus on using those keywords in your response to show the interviewer you have the qualities they seek.

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  • 27. What type of career growth would you like to see with Alliance Healthcare? How can we help you advance?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Talk to the interviewer about the ways that you would like to grow in your career over the next few years. The company wants assurance that you see this as a long-term fit and they want to know how to help you grow.

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      You want to outline the career path you see with Alliance Healthcare. You also want to describe how you plan on achieving your goals and what Alliance Healthcare can do to help.

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  • 28. There are many options for employment in the healthcare field. Why do you want to work for Alliance Healthcare?

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      Talk to the interviewer about your primary reasons for being drawn to this role. The interviewer wants to know what attracted you to this position with Alliance Healthcare instead of another job in healthcare. Solidify your answer by clearly stating your interest in landing the role.

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      Instead of giving a generic answer to this question, focus on showing the interviewer that you have thoroughly researched Alliance Healthcare. For example, if you say that you want to work for Alliance Healthcare because they help people, that could apply to many other healthcare organizations. Instead, say that you want to work for their company because they are one of the best-known names in the industry, and their mission is to stay focused on one patient, partner, and team member at a time.

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  • 29. At Alliance Healthcare we see a lot of candidate interest for positions such as this. Why are you the best candidate for us?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      The interviewer wants to know what makes you a stand-out candidate when there are so many other potential candidates for Alliance Healthcare to consider. Talk to the interviewer about the unique qualities that make you the best candidate for them.

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      Review the job announcement before your interview and highlight the qualities, experience, and education Alliance Healthcare seeks in an employee. Then, focus on using those keywords in your response. When describing how you meet their job requirements, the interviewer will see that you are a highly qualified candidate and place you high on the candidate list.

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  • 30. At Alliance Healthcare, we seek to hire individuals dedicated to their professional development. Do you have professional development goals?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Being dedicated to your professional development and knowledge is a huge bonus for most employers, as it shows you inspire to succeed in your profession. Talk to the interviewer about your professional development goals over the next 3 to 5 years.

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      Think about where you see yourself in the next 3 to 5 years with Alliance Healthcare and what it will take to get there. If you see yourself in a leadership position, you may have plans to take a leadership course. Describe your goals and what it will take for you to reach them.

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