1. Be sure to take the necessary paperwork when going to interviews for medical assistant jobs. You will need several copies of your resume, certifications, letters of recommendation, contact information for references, and places you have worked.
2. Make sure you know ahead of time exactly where the interview will be. Scout out the location if you need to.
3. If you need to, brush up on the skills needed for a particular office. For example, if it is a pediatric office, think about how to make a child feel comfortable.
4. Think about incidents in school or your clinical work that show your skills. Be prepared to relate these to the interviewer.
5. Be on time. Being late for an interview leaves the impression that you will be consistently late for work.
6. Answer all questions clearly, but ask for clarification if you need to. Remember that the interviewer may ask difficult questions to see how you respond to stressful situations. Stay calm.
7. You might be asked to perform basic skills, such as taking blood pressure or recording a medical history.
8. Ask the interviewer any questions you may have about the position.
9. It is acceptable to ask when the position will be filled or when you should call back for an answer.
10. Send a thank you note to the interviewer and mention something you enjoyed about your talk.
Last Updated: 08/20/2013