The Most Important Tip to Landing The Job of Your Dreams in OT

Episode #3

[00:00:00] If you're an occupational therapist looking to develop your skills in hand therapy. This podcast is for you. Your hosts, Hong Tron, occupational therapist, and certified hand therapist turned serial entrepreneur with her own therapy clinic in Miami. Hong is an author and successful coach helping occupational therapists get jobs, develop their skills and become certified hand therapist so they can become experts in their.
[00:00:24] Hoang works with occupational therapists from across the United States and around the world. She talks about everything from hand therapy, skills, career development, leadership skills, money, mindset, and business. You too can become an expert. See a certified hand therapist, business owner, and have more choices in your career.
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[00:00:43] Hey there. If you're not a patient therapist, I don't care if you are a new grad or you're a therapist that has several years of experience under your belt, but you want to get into hand therapy and you're trying to land some initial. Well, then [00:01:00] listen up. I've got a tip. It is one of the most important tips that I can give you that is going to help you nail that interview.
[00:01:08] My name is Hoang with hand therapy secrets, and I can tell you right now, I see this. All the time. So whether you're a brand new grad, you know, getting out and your life, trying to line up those interviews and you're like, I need to get this job. And I want to get into hand therapy or you're, uh, an occupational therapist has been out for a couple years, but maybe you're in a different setting and you're looking for different opportunities in your career.
[00:01:37] I hear this all the time. So I want to share with you my, um, my own findings. Okay. This is my experiences is my, um, my tip, right? Because. You know, as an owner of a therapy clinic, I have an opportunity to interview tons and tons of people. And this is the one thing [00:02:00] that I always hear, and I want to share it with you.
[00:02:01] So this is my thing. Do you have an interview coming up and you're, you know, you're feeling kind of nervous and you're like, I really want this job. This sounds great. Like I really want it. Um, the one thing that I could share with you, one thing, one thing only on this video today is please stop doing this one thing.
[00:02:20] It is. The person that you're interviewing that you don't know how to do something. Boom. I swear. I swear. I get people who come into my clinic all the time. And one of the first things that come out of their mouth, I don't know how to do this. I don't know how to do that. I'm a new grad stop telling people that you're a new grad.
[00:02:44] I could tell about your resume. I could tell, stop telling me that you don't know how to do something. Um, I promise that that is not the most important thing. If you're a new grad and you want to get into hand [00:03:00] therapy position, people who are hiring love new grads, because you're, open-minded. Right. You, um, they have an opportunity to work with you and help develop your skills and that kind of stuff.
[00:03:12] Stop telling them that you're a new grad and that you don't know how to do stuff. Right. Big, big, huge thing. I see it all the time. I hear it all the time. Stop telling people that you're a new grad and that you don't know what you're doing. You do know something. So Lee was something that you do know how to do and what you're willing to do, because that sometimes can plan you that job, because you're just so open.
[00:03:34] Right? And if you are a therapist that has several years of experience under your belt, it doesn't matter, you know, stop telling the person that's interviewing you, that you don't know how to do something. The most important thing that you could tell somebody is that you have, what's the experience that you have, they could bring to that place.
[00:03:56] Right? One of the things is your experience, certain [00:04:00] amount of maturity, right? Hopefully you have some maturity, you're a responsible person. There's some really key things are so great about you. Um, you know how to work with people. You're not a word with complicated people, you know how to work with difficult people.
[00:04:13] There's always something you have, uh, X, Y. XE experience. A lot of times people come and they just start telling me, I don't know how to do this. I don't know how to do that. It's like, don't, don't do that. I'm like, please don't tell me, I'm not going to know. Right. Well, I have this keen ability to kinda like know certain things, even before you say it, but, um, I don't know how I do it, but I want to know what you can bring to the table.
[00:04:45] I want to know what you're looking for. I mean, in terms of like, when you're looking for a job, To match like for you want and what the company has to offer. And if you guys are the right fit and all that good stuff, then you know, you want to put your [00:05:00] best foot forward. Right. So I would, I mean, I hear it all the time.
[00:05:03] I'm telling you guys is why I'm doing this interview because I see it. I seen it in different posts, like starting off with, well, I'm not a certified hand therapist are not a certified hand therapist. Oh, because you almost the letters, you know, I know, you know, Experience because you haven't been working in X, Y, and Z.
[00:05:23] Um, don't lead with that. I promise you lead with your good foot. You're going to increase. I don't guarantee anything, but you're going to increase the chances of you getting another interview, potentially getting the job, you know, and then positioning yourself, um, in a way. To continue to grow your career and get fulfillment or your cure.
[00:05:45] So I hope this video helped you. Um, so that is my number one. Number one, that's the only tip I'm going to give you in terms of doing interviews, is that one thing lead with a good foot lead with what you can do, do not [00:06:00] lead with what you cannot do. Okay. My name is Hoang with Hand Therapy Secrets. And if you enjoyed videos, if you enjoy this video, please hit subscribe.
[00:06:08] So I can make more podcast just like this for you and more. And if you want to leave a comment, I would love to hear what you have to say. Does it help you in your interview? Leave me a comment. All right. Until next time.
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