In the competitive HealthTech market, more so than ever before, the importance of interviews cannot be underestimated. Standing out in an interview is about more than simply presenting your accomplishments – it’s about showcasing yourself in an exciting and memorable way. If you’re looking to break into this high-growth industry, the following 8 hints, tips and examples will boost your competitive edge and help you nail your HealthTech interview.
How To Nail A HealthTech Interview
Your performance in an interview depends to a significant extent on how well you prepare. In the days leading up to your interview, focus your research on the four following areas:
You need to show that you understand the company beyond the basics. What sector of HealthTech does it operate in? Who are its competitors? What major projects has it recently completed? What are its culture and values? Check out the organization’s website, social media or newsletter to find in-depth information.
You can also use websites like Crunchbase to uncover the latest news and intel on the company and to get up to speed with their previous funding rounds, from how much they’ve received, to which stage and who by. In doing all of this, you’ll be able to show in your HealthTech interview that you have a genuine interest in the company and what they do.
Read the job description again and refresh your memory with the skills and qualifications required. It’s vital that you can explain why you want the position, the ins and outs of the role, and why the employer should choose you over the other candidates interviewing for the role.
The HealthTech Space:
With HealthTech being an ever-expanding space, news, trends, and data doesn’t stand still. Keeping yourself up to date and being aware of recent developments in the industry is what the employer will be looking for.
Search Google News for recent stories in the space; read various online HealthTech newsletters; connect with HealthTech professionals and organizations on social media. Don’t simply repeat facts and figures to the interviewer – add value to the conversation by giving your own opinions on the latest news and trends in the space.
Looking through the job description and the skills required should give you a steer on what sorts of questions could be asked about your experience and abilities. From technical questions to soft skill, preparing and researching the questions you may be asked will help you structure your answers so that they demonstrate not just your skills and experience, but your personality. Relevant hobbies or personal projects you’ve worked on for example may fit well into the questions you may be asked.
When it comes to the day itself, these four tips will help you nail your HealthTech interview:
Elaborate On Your resume:
Inject some life and personal intrigue by relating the skills listed on your resume to concrete examples of your success. This will illustrate how you’ll add value to this specific HealthTech, and align your personality, skills and achievements with the demands of the role, providing the interviewer with the perfect recipe for why you’re the best fit for the job.
Ask The Questions That Are Important To You:
From your research, there will likely be things cropping up that you’d like to understand better. Remember, an interview is a two-way street – don’t simply ask the questions you think the interviewer ‘wants’ you to ask, ask questions that will help you decide whether this is the right role for you. Doing this will help you demonstrate your genuine interest in the position and the company, and you’ll walk away knowing exactly what the job involves.
Similar to not asking questions you think the interviewer will want to hear, don’t act the way you think the job requires. Be friendly, polite and authentic in your responses but don’t overcompensate: while it’s good to sell yourself in a HealthTech interview, exaggerating on your skills and experiences will trip you up if you’re asked to provide more details later down the line.
Whether your HealthTech interview was done virtually or in-person, always thank the interviewer for their time either by email or hand written note. It’s quite common to pass through an interview in a state of adrenalin, making it tricky to remember specific moments. But in your follow up, try and mention a particular moment or pick up a specific conversation you had to continue building rapport with your interviewer.
If you’re looking for new career opportunities in HealthTech, reach out to us here. Alternatively, if you’re looking to expand your HealthTech organization, get in touch! Our consultants at Storm3 have extensive networks of highly skilled HealthTech professionals, and are happy to help you find the right people for your team and to guide you through the hiring process.