A vital part of preparing for a job interview in any industry is knowing the company you are interviewing with. This is especially true when interviewing for a career in medical device technology. Fortunately, a little research goes a long way in showing the hiring manager that you are serious about working for the company, and it helps you prepare for possible interview questions. To that end, here are a few tips to help jump-start your research!
First, find out as much as possible about the company as it relates to the position for which you’ll be interviewing. Make sure you know what medical devices the company develops and check the internet for information. If you do not have a medical background, you may look at the “For Patients” page on the company website to get a layman’s explanation of the product or technology. Also, make sure you have key data in your head about the specific medical industry and its products. Look for ways that your job experience or education may apply to the specific company.
Other great resources are industry journals and professional journals. Industry journals follow companies within different industries. This is a great way to become more knowledgeable about the medical device industry in general. You can look at trends and upcoming changes to determine how you can best make an impact in the realm of emerging medical technology. Remember, you are trying to show potential employers what you can do for them.
Professional journals keep you apprised of goings on in your field. In addition to providing company information, professional journals give insight into changes in a particular field. These publications also contain advice about how to do your job better. Being able to discuss new medical billing software with the office manager of a doctor’s office will show your level of expertise and interest in the field.
Keeping all that research organized can be difficult, so I have posted a useful company research template on the Legacy MedSearch website to help you prepare for your interview and land your next medical device job!