58. Preparing for the World of Work. Learning Outcomes. 58.1 Carry out professionalism in all applied training scenarios. 58.2 Summarize the necessary steps for obtaining professional certification. 58.3 Describe an appropriate strategy for finding a position. Learning Outcomes.
Preparing for the World of Work
58.1Carry out professionalism in all applied training scenarios.
58.2 Summarize the necessary steps for obtaining professional certification.
58.3Describe an appropriate strategy for finding a position.
58.4Explain key factors for a successful interview.
58.5Describe ways of becoming a successful employee.
Searching for a position
Developing a plan
Clinical Training Time Sheet
Medical Assistant Program
Complete the log daily and fax the log each week to the school no later than 5 p.m. Friday.
For each day attended, please include a brief description of the duties performed.
The Timesheet must be signed and dated by both the student and the Clinical Site Supervisor.
What are the expectations of a candidate for an externship?
ANSWER: Candidates are expected conduct themselves in a professional manner, to be dependable and punctual, to dress and appear as a medical professional, to exhibit initiative and a willingness to learn, and to make a good impression.
What two certification requirements do the AAMA and AMT have in common?
ANSWER: Both have requirements of graduation from an accredited program (with some additional choices for the AMT). Both require successful completion of a test.
What do you include on a functional resume?
ANSWER: You should highlight specialty areas of your accomplishments and strengths.
Name two things that you know about the cover letter.
ANSWER: The cover letter:
Markets your resume as well as your skills and abilities
Direct and to the point
One page in length
During an interview, the interviewer asks you your age and if you are married and have children. How should you answer these questions?
ANSWER: These are inappropriate questions. You should be polite and professional in declining to answer the questions. You may state that you do not believe the information is needed to evaluate your qualifications for the job.
What is the purpose of your job description?
ANSWER: Your job description lists and describes the expectations for your position and the duties you are expected to perform. It is used as the standard by which you are evaluated.
58.1 Students’ weekly progress sheets should reveal new goals each week and progress on previous weeks’ goals.
Their assessment and the preceptor’s assessments should be similar and show professionalism, willingness to learn, and continual progress throughout the applied training.
58.2 When seeking national certification, students should determine if they are eligible to take the certification exam, gather necessary documents, apply for the exam, and study and prepare to take the exam.
58.3Students should be able to list classified advertisements available in local papers, employment websites, networking and employment agencies where employment assistance is available, and provide a workable, professional résumé that can be used to begin the employment search.
58.4Students should be able to list key factors, such as: portraying confidence; smiling; looking the interviewer in the eye; having questions ready for the interviewer about the position; and practicing answers to common interviewing questions. If possible, participation in a mock interview should be considered.
58.5 The keys to becoming a successful employee include: using the job description to provide benchmarks as performance standards; using employee evaluations to improve performance; and continuing self-education throughout your career.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.