Getting that job: The final offensive
In the final part of our series, Anita Houghton takes you through your strategy for getting the job you want
After reading the first two articles,12 you should be roughly in this state: You know why you want the jobYou are clear about what the employers want, and you have submitted an application which reflects thatYou have some background knowledge of the job, department, trust, or practice where you are applyingYou have some good up to date knowledge about medicine and the NHS that you have gleaned from scanning journals and newspapersYou have a list of likely topics and questions and a set of prepared answers.
You are now ready for the final offensive--developing your strategy (box 1).
Why is this your job?
First make sure you are clear as to why you should get the job. After all, if you are clear in your own mind about why the interviewers should give you the job it will be a lot easier to convince the panel.