The weekend is here and my new Epic Willow pharmacist job will start on Monday.
But today, as promised, I’ll tell you what the fourth and final step in the interview process for this job entailed.
Epic Willow Pharmacist Job Interview Process
I was thrilled to have finally made it this far. By this time I was already so fully invested in getting the job that I knew the disappointment would be severe if I didn’t.
So the final step was the “dreaded” but very much anticipated and sought-after face-to-face- interview…
On the scheduled day, I showed up a good 40 minutes early to the interview. Not for any other reason than I just did not want to misstep and show up late so I headed out to the interview site practically at the crack of dawn.
Interestingly enough, as soon as I arrived, I calmed way down because I knew there was nothing left for me to do other than share my experience, make my case for why I’d be a great fit for the Epic Willow pharmacist position, and then just generally shine 🙂
I had been informed by the recruiter that I’d be meeting with two people, and possibly a third. Well, I ended up facing a panel of five individuals, which included some of the higher ups in the IT department.
Can you say “intimidating…”?
I honestly don’t think they were trying to be intimidating though, and they seemed to me to be very genuine and nice. We started off with some friendly banter as everyone gathered together in the conference room.
There was not too much about the interview that was exceptionally different from most others. Their main goal was to assess my skills and aptitude to determine if they felt (or knew) that I was the right candidate…
We talked a lot about my training and background work experience as a pharmacist (actually, I did all the talking and they did all the asking for this portion).
I also got a chance to do my own assessment of the position because there was a possibility that after hearing from actual people who were doing what I would be doing, there was a chance that even I might determine that the job wasn’t for me.
After speaking with them I knew I wanted the job even more 🙂
I had come prepared with a list of questions I had for them and I got to ask almost all of them. The only ones I didn’t ask were the ones that they had already answered in the course of the interview process.
Side note: If you’re ever going for a job interview, always make sure you do your homework about the position you’re interviewing for and the facility itself then come up with a list of at least 5-7 questions to ask during your interview. This will show that you have actually put in the effort to dig a little deeper. It also demonstrates that you’re genuinely interested in the position… If you really are, that is.
Here’s an article with some good pointers and questions that you can customize for your next job interview: 10 Great Interview Questions For YOU To Ask