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31 Questions and Answers by Ryan Brunner

Published November 15th, 2018 | Ryan has over 10 years of experience interviewing
candidates in the healthcare, public service, and private manufacturing/distribution industries.
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Question 1 of 31
In the healthcare services industry there are many emotions in a day. Have your emotions ever been in the way of your productivity?
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The interviewer wants to know if you consider yourself to be an emotionally driven person. Talk to the interviewer about your emotions and if they have ever affected your productivity at work.

Keep in mind - almost everyone is an emotional creature to some degree, but there are other ways that you can describe yourself that have a more positive connotation. If you are passionate, you could choose to refer to yourself as:

- Expressive
- Communicative
- Open
- Unreserved
- Warm Hearted
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1.
In the healthcare services industry there are many emotions in a day. Have your emotions ever been in the way of your productivity?
The interviewer wants to know if you consider yourself to be an emotionally driven person. Talk to the interviewer about your emotions and if they have ever affected your productivity at work.

Keep in mind - almost everyone is an emotional creature to some degree, but there are other ways that you can describe yourself that have a more positive connotation. If you are passionate, you could choose to refer to yourself as:

- Expressive
- Communicative
- Open
- Unreserved
- Warm Hearted

Ryan's Answer #1
"Everyone is emotional to a certain degree, and I would consider myself kind-hearted and open. A career in healthcare can be emotional at times; however, I choose to focus on the positives. For instance - if we are close to losing a patient, I will focus on the positive memories rather than the illness. This mindset has consistently allowed me to continue with a productive shift no matter the emotions that come my way. "
Ryan's Answer #2
"This is a great question. I think the right answer is, 'of course, but not for long'! We've all had those tough cases. A child dies, a patient yells at you, or you have to give someone a cancer diagnosis. Its professional to take a few minutes after an encounter like that and let those emotions come and go. I cope with these emotions by telling myself that it's not my story, its the patient's story. I think it's okay to be moved by someone else's experience, but I don't need to make it mine."
2.
How do you feel your education has prepared you for a career in the United States? What do you feel you may need further education on to work in your field in the United States?
Nursing and therapist education can vary across the globe to better prepare nurses and therapists to treat patients in their home country. For this question, it will be important for you to research how your education in your home country compares to the education that a nurse or therapist receives in the United States. Talk about areas where you feel you'll need more education while also describing how your education has you well prepared for a career in the United States.

Ryan's Answer #1
"Being trained as a nurse in Brazil, I think my education has prepared me very well for a career in the United States. In Brazil, my education had a strong focus on biology and patient care like in the United States. I think my work experience and training in my home country really prepared me to work with patients with infectious diseases and primary care issues where I don't have as sound of a background in areas like Orthopedics and Surgery."
Ryan's Answer #2
"Having trained as a Physical Therapist in the Philippines, I feel like I am very prepared to practice in the United States. I have very great experience working with patients in an inpatient hospital setting and clinic setting. Where I feel like I am under-prepared for a career in the US is with small private rehabilitation centers."
3.
Are you familiar with the visa process in the United States? Do you feel that your education and experience qualify you for an EB-2 or EB-3 visa in the United States?
As you look to transition to a career and life in the United Stat e, it is important that you understand the immigration process as it relates to your visa. Your years of experience on the job and your international degree factor into your eligibility and which visa you qualify for. It is important for you to do your research to know what you qualify for. It is nice for you to know that Avant has a team of professionals that help handle a lot of the processing and legwork for your visa, but first you have to know if you meet the qualifications.

Ryan's Answer #1
"In doing my homework and speaking with other nurses who have come to the US from my home country, I am confident that I meet the qualification for an EB-2 secondary visa with my degree, 12 years of working experience and my licensure for being a nurse. Based on what you can see from my application, would I qualify for this visa?"
Ryan's Answer #2
"Having had a family member come to the United States on an EB-3 visa, it appears that my advanced degree in Physical Therapy would make me a candidate for an EB-2 visa or an H1B visa. I am familiar with the processes involved. Are you able to decipher which visa I would qualify more and be able to talk more about how Avant Healthcare helps with this process?"
4.
Avant Healthcare Professionals supports a healthy work/life balance for all employees. How do you balance life and work?
It is essential to keep a healthy work/life balance to prevent burnout. Talk to the interviewer about how you can maintain that appropriate balance for yourself.

Ryan's Answer #1
"I find that with the right company, it's pretty simple to balance life and work. When I enjoy what I do it doesn't feel like a chore. I am always sure that when at home, my family gets my attention first. I take time on the weekends to do things for myself and ensure that I regenerate before the work week begins."
Ryan's Answer #2
"I make a strong effort to keep a healthy balance by spending my free time away from my cell phone and having more face-to-face time with my friends and family. I indulge in the things that make me happy, on my time off. By consistently rejuvenating in this way, I can give even more energy when I am at work."
5.
If hired with Avant, do you have any financial concerns about living and working in the United States? Are you familiar with the American dollar and banking in the United States?
Life in the United States can different greatly from other places in concern of personal finances. First and foremost, the American dollar is a different conversion than most other currencies and you should do your homework on what you think is a fair wage. Other items like banking, loans and tax rates are items that you should research and let your interviewer know if you have any concerns. Don't be afraid to let your interviewer know of your concerns in this area as their may be resources they can point you toward for research.

Ryan's Answer #1
"Having family in the United States, I am very comfortable with knowing how the currency works in the United States. The part I'm probably most familiar with is how pay on the job works in regard to taxes and other deductions from pay like benefits. As well, I know in talking to my sister that banking is quite different and I would have to get used to things like direct deposit and not carrying around money and rather using a check card to pay for most things as is customary in the United States."
Ryan's Answer #2
"For me, understanding the cost of goods like groceries, fuel, utilities and clothing will take some getting used to in relation to my income. If I understand correctly, I hear that costs of these things can vary from region to region in the United States. Are you able to talk about the variance in cost of goods in the potential locations where you are currently placing new nurses that come to work for Avant Healthcare?"
6.
If given the opportunity to transition to the United State through Avant Healthcare, will anyone be looking to make the transition with you? What will their priorities be in the transition?
Avant Healthcare has many resources available for employees that they hire to come to the United States, including immigration/visa coordination. Your interviewer will be looking to gain insight into what resources will be necessary if you are hired while also getting a feel for what your family members will be looking for if they relocate with you. This knowledge may be able to help Avant better be able to place you into a situation that will work well for your family.

Ryan's Answer #1
"If hired, I would be coming to the United States with my husband and our two daughters. For my husband, it is important for us to be located in a larger city with a strong Filipino population. Our daughters are into competitive dancing so we would look to enroll them in dancing classes or schools to help ensure that they enjoy this transition and get plenty of opportunity out of it."
Ryan's Answer #2
"The only person looking to relocate with me would be my spouse. Being a nurse as well, she has applied and will be talking with someone from Avant in the coming days. I'm sure she'll say the same things, but our priorities are to find a great home atmosphere in the United States where we can raise a family and become great nurses with a great organization."
7.
If you could expand your knowledge and expertise in any healthcare service area, which would you choose?
There are many facets of health care. If you could choose any area of healthcare to specialize in, which would you choose? Be sure to tie your answer into some aspects of what Avant Healthcare Professionals does.

Ryan's Answer #1
"If I could choose any area of healthcare services to be a subject matter expert in, I would choose geriatric care. I do feel that this particular focus is not as popular as some, and become an expert in it would allow me to snowball in my career."
Ryan's Answer #2
"I have a variety of interests within healthcare service, so that is a tough question for me! I suppose if I had to narrow it to just one area of expertise, I would say palliative care and the necessary family care that comes with it."
8.
Avant Healthcare Professionals was initially looking for someone with 5 years' experience in a similar role. Considering you have just 2 years' experience, would you be willing to accept this position at a lower salary?
Are you willing to earn your way up if the interviewer does not want to offer you top compensation? Discuss with the interviewer what you would expect for compensation if offered this position.

Ryan's Answer #1
"I would be happy to earn my way to the top compensation level if required. I do assure you that, despite my being shy of experience by a couple of years, I am a top performer and you would not be disappointed in my performance."
Ryan's Answer #2
"I understand I do not quite meet the qualifications of experience you are looking for and am willing to be compensated in adjustment to that fact. However, I do look forward to proving my worth to Avant Healthcare Professionals, LLC in hopes to be considered for the median salary for the role."
9.
What is your motivation to bring your skills to a career in the United States?
Here is your chance to give your interviewer the chance to hear why you want to come work in the United States. Your motivation can come from many different directions, but it is important that you relate it all back to wanting to work in the United States to better your career. Is it the American Dream that you are searching for? Are you looking to relocate to be closer to family? Are you looking for more opportunities in your career? Avant Healthcare is all about the American Dream and providing opportunities for great workers looking to get their foot in the door with a great healthcare organization in the United States.

Ryan's Answer #1
"From a very young age, I knew I wanted to become a therapist in the United States and I've worked very hard for this dream to come true. My education in Greece and my experience there have prepared me to be successful in the United States as a Physical Therapist. My final push to make this dream a reality came from my wife, who I married one year ago. Her sister, brother in law and their two kids took a similar path to come to the US from Greece and we look forward to being reunited with them in the future on weekend vacations and getaways."
Ryan's Answer #2
"It has long been a dream to bring my family to the United States. First and foremost, I am looking to provide the best opportunity for our children to attend great schools and receive great healthcare and the US is the best opportunity for them in both aspects. From a career perspective, I have dreams of working as a nurse in a Cancer Center where I can help work with new, groundbreaking treatments for patients. Australia has one of the highest cancer rates in the world and my family has been greatly effected by the disease. I have made it a career passion to help those in need."
10.
Patient care requires a strong amount of compassion. Do you consider yourself a compassionate person?
To succeed in the healthcare services industry, you should have a solid level of compassion for your patients or customers. Talk to the interviewer about the compassionate qualities that you possess. How would you rate your level of compassion for others?

Ryan's Answer #1
"I understand that compassion is one of the top qualities that I need to bring to the workplace, being in the healthcare services profession. I consider myself a very compassionate individual. I am warm hearted, responsive to my patients' needs, and always empathetic."
Ryan's Answer #2
"Some ways to describe yourself could be:

- Understanding
- Warm Hearted
- Empathetic
- Responsive
- Charitable
- Tender Hearted"
11.
Have you ever been involved in ordering medical supplies, maintaining inventory, or other types of health care related administrative duties?
The interviewer would like to know if you understand what it takes to keep on top of ordering medical supplies and inventory. Assure the interviewer that you are capable of foreseeing needs, and making the appropriate action. Highlight your ability to be responsible when it comes to related administrative tasks.

Ryan's Answer #1
"I have experience in ordering medical supplies and maintaining inventory. I fully understand that there is an art to being properly organized when it comes to the availability of supplies. For medical ordering and inventory, I have used a variety of software and programs such as ABC and XYZ."
Ryan's Answer #2
"Yes. I used to do this in my former position. I was responsible for maintaining supplies on the general surgery ward for five years. It was great at working behind the scenes with the result being efficiency for others."
12.
At Avant Healthcare Professionals we take pride in our great relationships with clients, vendors, coworkers, and patients. Do you consider yourself to be a strong relationship builder?
Assure the interviewer that you would treat everyone at Avant Healthcare Professionals with great respect and a positive attitude. Discuss the ways that you would build strong and healthy relationships if hired.

Ryan's Answer #1
"I have often been complimented on my relationship building skills. I like to get to know people and ask them questions about themselves. Most people love to talk about themselves, and I find it's a great and simple way to start building rapport with others. I consider myself to be a strong relationship builder and take pride in my 'people skills'. Rest assured, I would be a great ambassador of positive relationships for Avant Healthcare Professionals."
Ryan's Answer #2
"Some ways to build strong relationships in the workplace:

- Have strong follow-up
- Offer sincere conversation
- Get to know people on a personal level
- Be trustworthy
- Avoid gossip
- Offer mutual respect
- Be mindful of your actions
- Compliment others
- Be positive
- Be a strong listener"
13.
Working for Avant Healthcare can provide you with a multitude of different working experiences in the United States. Are you open to moving around for experience or will you be looking to find a permanent placement at some point?
Avant Healthcare is able to help match their clients with the right job for them. To do this, it may take some different job assignments for you to find both your professional and personal fit. Be honest with your interviewer about your ability to be moved around on assignments once you are employed. This will give them an idea of how placing you on assignments will work the best.

Ryan's Answer #1
"To be honest, I am very open to trying new assignments in new areas to try and best find the city I would like to live in and the job I would like the best. Looking to come by myself, you will find that I am very flexible and really looking to open myself up to new experiences in the United States."
Ryan's Answer #2
"If I am able to find employment with Avant and move the United States, my family and I will really be looking for a stable living arrangement for our children to attend school and not have to move around too much. My biggest fear in looking to make this change is the cultural change for our children and stability for them will help make the transition as easy as possible. Is this a fair request for me to ask?"
14.
Do you have any transportation concerns once you come to the United States? Have you researched the option to obtain a drivers license in the United States?
Part of the services that Avant Healthcare offers are drivers training and obtaining licensure to drive in the United States. Your interviewer will be looking to get a feel for your experience driving a vehicle and how comfortable you are transporting yourself. It is okay to not have driving experience as many people who come to the US do not. Your interviewer will just need to know so a placement could be made where public transportation is available. If you don't currently drive but have ambitions to train and get licenses, let your interviewer know this as well.

Ryan's Answer #1
"If I were hired to come to the US, I would plan on using any resources possible to become licenses to drive. I am used to operating both a vehicle and a motorcycle on the extremely busy roads around Bali, Indonesia. Of course, I would have to get used to and practice driving on the right side of the roads and learning the different traffic signs and traffic laws in the country."
Ryan's Answer #2
"Growing up and working in Tokyo, I haven't had the need to drive anywhere in the country. Our public transportation gets me to work, to the grocery store and to visit any friends or relatives that I need to. On top of that, parking space is very limited and very expensive. I am very open to driving if needed in America. Can you tall me how I would go about being licensed in the United States?"
15.
When have you shown a willingness to learn a new method or new approach to solving a problem?
Being flexible, and able to handle change is a skill that all employers desire to see. Discuss with the interviewer your ability to approach a problem using new methods. Give a recent example but make sure to spend more time highlighting the resolution rather than the problem.

Ryan's Answer #1
"When our facility came under new management last year many new methods and policies came into place. I was able to learn some exciting new approaches to our challenges in patient care and customer management. I quite enjoyed the process."
Ryan's Answer #2
"It's funny; they say people in medicine are 'lifelong learners'. But on top of that, we're in this digital revolution, and everyone has to learn new software all the time. I'm finally getting old enough to realize that its difficult to be constantly adapting. I think my 75-year-old aunt telling me how to use my iPhone helped me appreciate that it's all about humility. Not WHO is teaching you, but if you are willing to learn. In the medical context, I just took an updated CPR course, and it went from the 2:15 compressions to continuous compressions and I had to adapt to avoid my past way of thinking."
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  1. In the healthcare services industry there are many emotions in a day. Have your emotions ever been in the way of your productivity?
  2. How do you feel your education has prepared you for a career in the United States? What do you feel you may need further education on to work in your field in the United States?
  3. Are you familiar with the visa process in the United States? Do you feel that your education and experience qualify you for an EB-2 or EB-3 visa in the United States?
  4. Avant Healthcare Professionals supports a healthy work/life balance for all employees. How do you balance life and work?
  5. If hired with Avant, do you have any financial concerns about living and working in the United States? Are you familiar with the American dollar and banking in the United States?
  6. If given the opportunity to transition to the United State through Avant Healthcare, will anyone be looking to make the transition with you? What will their priorities be in the transition?
  7. If you could expand your knowledge and expertise in any healthcare service area, which would you choose?
  8. Avant Healthcare Professionals was initially looking for someone with 5 years' experience in a similar role. Considering you have just 2 years' experience, would you be willing to accept this position at a lower salary?
  9. What is your motivation to bring your skills to a career in the United States?
  10. Patient care requires a strong amount of compassion. Do you consider yourself a compassionate person?
  11. Have you ever been involved in ordering medical supplies, maintaining inventory, or other types of health care related administrative duties?
  12. At Avant Healthcare Professionals we take pride in our great relationships with clients, vendors, coworkers, and patients. Do you consider yourself to be a strong relationship builder?
  13. Working for Avant Healthcare can provide you with a multitude of different working experiences in the United States. Are you open to moving around for experience or will you be looking to find a permanent placement at some point?
  14. Do you have any transportation concerns once you come to the United States? Have you researched the option to obtain a drivers license in the United States?
  15. When have you shown a willingness to learn a new method or new approach to solving a problem?
  16. Avant Healthcare Professionals has a diverse workforce. When have you worked amongst a diverse group of people?
  17. What is your ideal job placement setting in regards to clinical focus?
  18. What is your greatest weakness?
  19. Rate your problem solving skills from 1-10. How do you justify your rating?
  20. What type of work environment do you dislike working in?
  21. If Avant Healthcare Professionals hired you today, what would you accomplish first?
  22. What part of your healthcare career brings you the most stress?
  23. Tell me about yourself.
  24. How would you describe your personality?
  25. What concerns do you have about transitioning your career to the United States, both personally and professionally?
  26. At Avant Healthcare Professionals we seek to hire individuals who have ambitions of growing their career. Where do you see yourself in 3-5 years?
  27. Do you have any living preferences in regard to region of the country, city size or climate to live in?
  28. Healthcare service companies require strong organizational skills and attention to detail. How do you ensure that your work is properly organized, and highly accurate?
  29. In order to work for Avant Healthcare Professionals, you must be able to pass a full criminal background check. Do you consent to a full background check?
  30. What do you enjoy doing in your free time? What lifestyle choices will important for you as Avant would look to place you into a new position in the United States?
  31. Avant Healthcare puts a lot of time and resources into your transition to working in the United States. What is your preferred method of learning?
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