Are  You Currently Seeking Employment as a Podiatric Medical Assistant?

If you are, ASPMA can help you. Feel free to visit our Job Posting section at: http://aspma.org/footwork/jobops.html

Here are some Tips for landing a job in the field of Podiatry:

  1. Research what Podiatry is about. Going into an interview and having some background knowledge of what the field is about will set you apart. Often, people go to an interview with no knowledge about the job or field they are interviewing for.
  2. If you have worked in a podiatric medical office, take the time to think about some of your prior accomplishments you are proud of. Prospective employers will look to see if you taken the time to think this through. Having done so will show that you take the time to assess your career and accomplishments.
  3. Dress for Success.Make sure your apparel sets a tone of professionalism, but at the same time that they are comfortable for you to wear. For women, make sure your makeup is light. You may want to have  a close friend’s or relative’s opinion on your interviewing outfit.
  4. Role play. Have someone help you with your interview skills. Have them play the role of employer. This is extremely helpful in getting over the nervousness that comes with interviewing.
  5. Make Eye Contact. This will show confidence. It is a great strength to have, as this is a crucial part of any job.
  6. Be present in the Interview.Be engaging, do not let your nerves get the best of you. If you find your heart beating and your palms sweating, take a deep breath. Another technique is for you to use one hand and pinch the finger on the other hand. This takes away some of the tension from your mind to the discomfort of the pinch, helping you release some of the stress.
  7. Send out a Thank You card via US Postal Mail. Sending a card out the same day as your job interview will set you fart apart from other individuals.  Even if you do not get the job, oftentimes interviewers will keep a stack of potential future employees. Even if you do not get the job this time, you may be next in line if another position opens.

I hope these tips help you get the job you are looking for.

Categories: Tips
  1. Amanda Coffman
    March 26, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    My newest hire really impressed me by taking notes. She asked if I minded if she took notes, and asked a good bit of questions. She let me know she was interested by taking the time to write down important facts about the position and practice.

    • April 11, 2009 at 6:08 am

      That is great initiative! In our office, every new employee gets a notebook to take notes. I still have mine that keeps getting more notes over the past 5 years. I have even started a second notebook just for billing notes and updates. That way I have codes and listings on how to bill, instead of having of always having to ask our office manager.

      -Jesus C. Vazquez, PMAC

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