Interview Tips

We at FCS are here to make your interviewing process flow smoothly. Our support team is always available to answer your questions.

With over 25 years experience, FCS has identified some essential ingredients for a successful interview:

Preparing for the Interview (do your homework)

  • Learn about the area in advance
  • Understand the interview agenda
  • What is expected clinically/professionally
  • Understand the typical work day
  • Know with whom you will speak – names and titles
  • Have organized pre-written questions

During the Interview


  •  Be punctual
  • Dress professionally
  • Start with a firm handshake
  • Maintain eye contact
  • Listen when others are speaking
  • Be prepared to talk about personal issues
  • Speak about your skills relating to the job
  • Take your spouse – but not to the interview
  • When speaking to the interviewer, use his/her name
  • Take notes

Wrap Up the Interview

  • Be enthusiastic – if you want the job – show it
  • Accentuate the positive
  • Speak positively about the practice and community
  • Ask what comes next – another visit – sample contract – offer
  • Leave understanding the opportunity

After the Interview

  • Send a thank you note
Finally, don’t talk money too early. If you like the job, and they like you, compensation issues are rarely a deciding factor.

Although simplistic, these basics work. Following these guidelines will help win you the offer!

For more great interview tips, check out these links:
7 Things You Should Never Do On An Interview
How to answer one of the most important interview questions

Members of NALTO & NAPR



Last Tweets Last Tweets

  • Addiction, like other diseases such as cancer and diabetes, is a disease that can include both remission and relaps… ,
  • These four global recruiting trends were identified based on numerous expert interviews and a survey of 9,000 talen… ,
  • FCS is thrilled to announce we are expanding our recruiting services to Doctors of Psychology and Licensed Counselo… ,