Interview Process

Interview Process

What does the interview process look like at Sarah D. Culbertson Memorial Hospital?

Once the application deadline has been reached, Human Resources will review all submitted applications to determine if the applicant is qualified for the position. The applications are then forwarded on to the respective departments to choose the three or four applications they wish to bring in for an interview.

What can you expect during your interview?

During your interview we will will ask you questions about your past job history, your knowledge of the current position you are applying for, answer any questions you might have about salary, benefits or conditions of employment. During this process we will utilize "Behavioral Interviewing" as a tool in making our hiring decisions.

What is Behavioral Interviewing?

The behavioral interviewing process will help us determine the skills that are critical for successful performance in a job and asking the applicant questions about past experiences in which they have had to demonstrate those skills. Research demonstrates one of the best predictors of future performance is past performance.

Example questions that we might ask you during an interview would be:

  • Tell me about your first job you had. What did you do to learn the ropes?

  • Tell me about a situation when you had to make a quick decision to ensure your patient outcome was good.

  • Give me an example of a time when you made a mistake because you didn't listen well.

The internet is a valuable resource to access further information and practice questions for behavioral interviewing.

What happens after I have interviewed?

After all interviews are completed, a decision will be made as to which applicant to hire. Once this decision is made we will check the candidates references and make an offer of employment. One position has been accepted, a letter will be sent to all interviewees letting them know the job has been filled.