It’s Friday and the big day is Monday. I start my new pharmacist position then.
I got a final check-in phone call from the recruiter this afternoon to go over some last minute preparatory information and to check if I had any questions.
I’ve been working for a while now as a pharmacist and I understand that to these folks I am an investment. They have something at stake here, and so do I… But the coddling is just a bit too much for me.
I’m a professional. I have found jobs before and I have held down jobs before and I really don’t think I need all this slightly excessive “hand-holding” but I do like that they are attentive and I’d rather have that in lieu of the alternative.
At the end of the day though, I truly am very grateful for this job and the opportunities I believe it will bring my way, both for now and in the future… To expand my skills set as a pharmacist and much more.
New Pharmacist Position – Epic Interview Process
So the saga continues…
The next step in the interview process was a behavioral analysis. Talk about feeling like I was in therapy or counseling session, but not…
If you’ve never gone through one as part of a job interview (I hadn’t), just do an online search for it. Apparently it’s a thing, and lots of employers are now doing them.
It’s basically a way for potential employers to assess how you react and respond in different work settings and under different situations. I assume if the job you’re interviewing for requires you to be part of a team they want to know how you’ll fit in and/or operate in that dynamic.
It was a pretty painless process. I did a video conference with one person which lasted about 45 minutes and was asked a whole bunch of “what would you do if…” and “how would you respond…” types of questions.
Thankfully the person who conducted the assessment on me was very nice and laid back and made me very comfortable. I gave very honest answers because I didn’t want to give what I thought were “the right answers”. The last thing I wanted was to get a job under the wrong pretext and then be myself and not be who people thought I was.
I was informed that this wasn’t a pass/fail test and that the results would be submitted and then assessed to determine if I would be a good fit with the team.
I don’t know exactly who the results were submitted to or how they my responses would be assessed but I was relieved (again) when it was all over.
Now does every company that hires for Epic pharmacist positions require their applicants to undergo behavioral assessments? I don’t know, but that was my experience and part of this particular organization’s 4-Step interview process.
I’ll give you the low down on Step Four tomorrow.