Like a lot of working professionals, you may have worked with a horrible boss. Your interview is not the time to bring up your work horrors. This is a test to see if you will speak ill of your boss. If you fall for it and tell about a problem with a former boss, you might as well walk out of the interview right then. Stay positive and develop a poor memory about any trouble with a supervisor.
"There have been times that my supervisor and I didn't see eye to eye but that's alright. We both respect one another and listen to what each other has to say."
Don't fall into this trap. You could possibly ruin your chances of landing this position if you answer first. Try to be as general as you can when answering this question. Tell the interviewer that it can depend on the details of the job.
"That's a tough question. Can you tell me the range for this position?"
When answering this question it's important to stay positive regardless of what the circumstances were. Never refer to a major problem with management and never speak ill of supervisors, co-workers or the organization. Keep smiling and talk about leaving for a positive reason such as an opportunity, a chance to do something special or other forward-looking reasons.
"I left my last job because of downsizing within my clinic. I valued the time that I had there but know that everything happens for a reason."
This is one of the most often asked question in interviews. Have your short statement prepared in your mind. Be careful that it does not sound rehearsed. Limit it to work-related items unless prompted otherwise. Talk about things you have done and jobs you have held that relate to the position you are interviewing for. Start with the item farthest back and work up to the present. Highlight your skills, accomplishments, and goals.
This question is a test to see if you did your homework on the facility you are applying to. Once you get to the interview stage, you'll want to do further research about the facility. Start with the website, reviewing their mission, values, and culture. You can read employee reviews to see what their experience was like. Do your homework so that you can respond confidently. Strive to impress the interviewer with your knowledge. That shows you have vested interested in the facility and that you're thinking long-term.
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As a Psychologist you help people learn to cope more effectively with life issues and mental health problems. You help a wide variety of people and can treat many kinds of problems. Some people may talk to you because they have felt depressed, angry or anxious for a long time. As a Psychologist you may also treat chronic conditions that are interfering with your patients lives or physical health. Short-term problems are common issues your patients want help navigating, such as feeling overwhelmed by a new job or grieving the death of a family member. As a psychologists, you help people learn to cope with stressful situations, overcome addictions, manage their chronic illnesses and break past the barriers that keep them from reaching their goals.
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You skills and work experience will be laid out on your resume for the interviewer. Practice and be ready for a number of psychological questions hat will be asked during your interview. Because you have been trained to detect the body language that signals when a person is lying or is nervous you'll need to answer honestly and to the best of you ability.