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49 Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns

Updated September 21st, 2020 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
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Question 1 of 49
How would you handle a patient that had major disfigurations or lesions on their body?
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Assure the interviewer that you are able to professionally handle a situation like this. Give an example, if possible, on how you have handled a patient like this in the past.
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1.
How would you handle a patient that had major disfigurations or lesions on their body?
Assure the interviewer that you are able to professionally handle a situation like this. Give an example, if possible, on how you have handled a patient like this in the past.

Rachelle's Answer
"I currently have a couple of patients who suffer from lesions due to severe diabetes. In these cases, I use a variety of chiropractic techniques that are less aggressive and will not hurt the patient or aggravate their lesions. I do also protect myself to ensure that there is no skin to skin contact. I would never deny care to a patient unless the lesion or dis-figuration would cause a risk to the patient."
2.
What are your hobbies?
Your hobbies and interests can tell a lot about you. Share with the interviewer what keeps you busy and engaged in your off hours.

Rachelle's Answer
"It is important to me that I set a good example to my patients when it comes to taking care of your body and health. In my spare time I go mountain climbing, trail riding, attend yoga classes and play in a city baseball league."
3.
How do you think your personal background and upbringing has shaped you as a chiropractor?
It is okay to be a little bit personal when you answer a question like this. Talk to the interviewer about the experiences in your personal life that attribute to your path as a chiropractor.

Rachelle's Answer
"Growing up, both of my parents had careers in medicine. It was ingrained in me from a young age that being a doctor is a noble profession and very fulfilling. I was very active in sports as a youth and would regularly see a chiropractor. It interested me because it was in the medical field but still allowed for more work/life balance, when compared to a surgeon for example. I had my mind made up from a very young age and I do credit my parents with the initial spark and interest. They have been excellent examples to me."
4.
Would you consider yourself a leader or a follower? Why?
Talk to the interviewer a bit about your personality type. Assure them that you will be a 'fit' for their clinic. You will want to highlight your leadership skills but also the fact that you are able to take direction.

Rachelle's Answer
"I consider myself a strong mix of both a leader and a follower. I know when to listen and follow direction and I can easily step into a leadership role when it's required of me. When it comes to my patients, I am certainly more of a leader as I want them to view me as an authority when it comes to their health."
5.
I'd like to discuss your volunteer work. Tell me about your involvement in the community and/or abroad.
It is important to spend time giving back to your community. Assure the interviewer that you understand the needs of your community and that you are willing to be selfless with your time.

Rachelle's Answer
"I have spent the past 5 years volunteering my services at the local women's clinic. I spend 2 Saturday morning's there treating women and their children who could not otherwise afford this type of care. It's been very rewarding."
6.
Name something you are most proud of.
Giving an example from your past, talk about what accomplishment you are most proud of. Be sure to circle back and discuss how this accomplishment has made you a great chiropractor.

Rachelle's Answer
"I am most proud of the fact that I have been able to achieve a great career and start a family all at a young age. It took a lot of dedication and long days but I was able to juggle it all."
7.
What is the most recent book you have read simply for pleasure. Why did you choose it?
"What are you reading?" is a really great question that allows the interviewer to gain insight into the topics that you prefer to engage yourself in when you are not working. Share with the interviewer what you are currently reading, or what you have most recently read.

Rachelle's Answer
"What are you reading?"
8.
If being a chiropractor had not been an option, what other medical profession would you have chosen?
In a world where being a chiropractor is not an option, what other areas of medicine interest you? Talk to the interviewer about the alternate path you would have taken.

Rachelle's Answer
"I really enjoy the idea of being a medical professional that helps people with hidden health problems and potential dangers. For this reason, I believe I would have gone into dentistry if being a chiropractor was not an option."
9.
If you could do anything different in your education, what would you have done?
Are you satisfied with the education that you received, and your performance during medical school? Talk to the interviewer about your post-secondary experience and what you would have changed if you had the chance.

Rachelle's Answer
"I was very young when I first entered post-secondary studies. If I could do anything over again, I would have taken my first year more seriously. I studied and did well but I wasn't top of my class and I certainly could have been. Luckily I found my stride in my second year and was able to better focus."
10.
What area of chiropractic do you feel you could improve the most?
Everyone has room to improve in some area. Share with the interviewer the area of your practice where you think you could improve the most. Be careful to avoid talking yourself out of a job. You do not want your largest area of improvement to be a requirement of this role.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I would like to spend additional time training in Active Release Therapy techniques. It's become a very popular trend and I think it's incredibly effective. I have basic abilities and training already but can always become better."
Heather's Answer #2
"I'd like to improve my technique and become more comfortable working with expectant mothers."
11.
Are you multi-lingual?
The ability to speak multiple languages can help you in your practice, especially if you live in a region where multiple languages are recognized. Let the interviewer know about any special language related skills you may have.

Rachelle's Answer
"I speak fluent English and French and am conversational in Spanish. Are there particular language skills that you are looking for in your clinic?"
12.
What do you enjoy most about your day to day life as a chiropractor?
On a daily basis, what keeps you engaged and happy to come to work? Share with the interviewer what you enjoy the most in your day and why. This will help the interviewer to understand how to best keep you motivated, should you be the successful candidate.

Rachelle's Answer
"When it comes to my day to day life as a chiropractor, I am most happy when I get to coach my patients and help them to sustain the work that I do on their bodies through the practice of proper stretching and exercise. I love to help people and it's great when my patients fully embrace the concept of self-care."
13.
What is one chiropractic technique you could do without, and why?
There are many different chiropractic techniques and you will certainly not be expected to enjoy, or agree with, all of them. When you answer this question be sure to have a full understanding of the chiropractic techniques that this particular clinic specializes in. You don't want to talk your way out of the position by mentioning a core technique that they rely on.

Rachelle's Answer
"I prefer low force chiropractic techniques versus spinal manipulation. Some people really enjoy the aggressive cracking; however, I usually use this as a last resort for my patients."
14.
What are your salary expectations?
The best way to discuss your salary expectations are to use your current earnings as an example. Be open, and honest. Transparency is the best choice when salary based questions arise.

Rachelle's Answer
"Currently, I earn a base salary of $45,000 per year plus a potential 20% annual bonus. Last year my earnings were $52,000 and I would like to stay in the same range or slightly higher."
15.
Why would you be an excellent fit for our medical center?
As a chiropractor, what do you think you will bring this medical center that not everyone can? What makes you a stand-out candidate?

Rachelle's Answer
"I would be an excellent fit for your medical center because I bring an already established clientele. I have great credentials and many positive online reviews. In addition to all of this, I am fluent in 3 languages so I can easily communicate with a broad range of patients."
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  1. How would you handle a patient that had major disfigurations or lesions on their body?
  2. What are your hobbies?
  3. How do you think your personal background and upbringing has shaped you as a chiropractor?
  4. Would you consider yourself a leader or a follower? Why?
  5. I'd like to discuss your volunteer work. Tell me about your involvement in the community and/or abroad.
  6. Name something you are most proud of.
  7. What is the most recent book you have read simply for pleasure. Why did you choose it?
  8. If being a chiropractor had not been an option, what other medical profession would you have chosen?
  9. If you could do anything different in your education, what would you have done?
  10. What area of chiropractic do you feel you could improve the most?
  11. Are you multi-lingual?
  12. What do you enjoy most about your day to day life as a chiropractor?
  13. What is one chiropractic technique you could do without, and why?
  14. What are your salary expectations?
  15. Why would you be an excellent fit for our medical center?
  16. How has a career in medicine shaped you personally?
  17. How do you stay current on new techniques and new therapies?
  18. Being a chiropractor can be very demanding and stressful at times. When you need to take a breather, or let off some steam, what do you do?
  19. Which of your post-secondary courses interested you the most?
  20. Why did you choose to become a chiropractor?
  21. Discuss National Health Insurance and how it has affected your patients and practice.
  22. As a medical professional you need to be careful of assisting people outside of your insured medical centre. If you witnessed an accident would you stop and help the victims, knowing that doing so might lead to a lawsuit against you?
  23. What do you feel are the most important qualities in being a good chiropractor/medical professional?
  24. Have you ever witnessed health care in a third world country? If so, tell me about the exposure and what you took away from it.
  25. How are you a match for our medical center?
  26. Some healthcare professionals are opposed to chiropractic, stating that it is expensive and unnecessary. As a chiropractor, how do you feel you will be able to negate these claims?
  27. If you could meet any trailblazer in medical history, who would it be, and why?
  28. How would you describe the relationship between science and medicine?
  29. What are your 3 favorite things about yourself, and how do those 3 things help you as a successful chiropractor?
  30. What is your personal philosophy or motto when it comes to your medical practice?
  31. If hired for our medical centre, how would you make an impact on our patients right away?
  32. As a chiropractor it is important to be comfortable working one on one with patients. Would you consider yourself a good conversationalist and are you a natural around strangers?
  33. Would you practice as a chiropractor in the inner city and less desired areas? Why or why not?
  34. In your view, what is the most pressing problem facing modern medicine today?
  35. If you could invite four people to dinner, who would they be and why would you invite them?
  36. What do you do in your spare time to improve your chiropractic knowledge?
  37. Chiropractors emphasize to their patients the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. How do you plan to model this behavior to your patients?
  38. Name a meaningful experience you've had and how it shaped you to pursue work as a Chiropractor.
  39. Tell me about a time that you have had a conflict with a patient. How did you resolve it?
  40. We were 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?
  41. Is compensation the most important factor for you when taking a new job?
  42. When have you faced an unexpecting difficulty?
  43. When have you had to shift your priorities in response to sudden changes?
  44. Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.
  45. Tell me about an error or mistake you made because of a breakdown in communication from you or one of your team members.
  46. Do you think honesty is always the best policy?
  47. Have you ever broken a confidentiality agreement?
  48. How long will it take you to make a meaningful contribution to our team?
  49. What part of this career brings you the most stress?
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