In order to get a job interview to become a BMET, you need the required education and background. See my previous post: https://biomedicalmanuals.com/how-to-become-a-biomedical-technician-bmet/ . You also will need a resume that lists your education, work experience, and other skills. If you haven’t had any experience in the field (such as an internship or previous work experience), I would highly suggest volunteering at a hospital for a couple of months that way you can learn the terminology and have a better understanding of what the job is about. This will greatly improve your chances of landing a job because you will have more to talk about.
Now it’s the day of the interview, and you’re nervous. Here’s what you need to do. First of all, you should be well rested because you want your brain to be firing on all cylinders. You should eat a good breakfast, that way your stomach isn’t rumbling and grumbling during the interview. You should make sure you are hydrated so you don’t get a dry mouth during the interview. I would advise bringing a bottle of water into the interview as well. I would also suggest that you show up in a suit and tie (or a nice dress). Even though most places allow casual attire (such as khakis and polos or hospital scrubs), you want your first impression to be good and you want to show the interviewer that you are taking this serious. It is better to be overdressed for interviews than to be under dressed.
You want to make sure you wake up extra early so you are not rushing around. You don’t want to forget anything and more importantly you do not want to be late. If you’re late for the interview the employer won’t expect you to be on-time should they hire you and will more often than not take you out of the running. I would advise bringing a folder with multiple copies of your resume, your cover letter if you have one, and any training certificates you might have. It’s better to have extra resumes just in case there are multiple people interviewing you. Make sure you know you’re interviewers name as well. I tend to call them Mr Last Name or Mrs Last Name, once you do this, more often than not they will tell you that you can call them by their first name.
Once you arrive, do not go on your phone, even if you are waiting. This appears unprofessional. Think about some talking points, look over your resume and make sure you can address every piece of information on there. Make sure you are hydrated. When you meet with the interviewer make sure you make eye contact and shake their hand when you are introducing yourselves to each other. My next post will touch upon some common interview questions that you will probably get asked during a BMET job interview, so keep your eyes open.