Yes degrees, experience and certification are vital to landing a job as an occupational therapist, but when it comes to helping those that suffer from a disabling condition, compassion is paramount.
As such, Erin Wright, senior recruiter for Lakeland HealthCare, pays just as much attention to a job candidate's social cues as she does their resume. "A lot of it is their tone," she says. "The way they answer the telephone, you can hear it in their voice."
To help screen candidates, she brings them into the office to see how they interact. "We do on-site interviews where they get to meet the team and throughout those interviews we are able to see if they were engaged," says Wright. "Did they smile? Did they make eye contact?"
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