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We have many years of interview experience and wanted to share our top hints and tips for your success.


1) Arrive on time.

We will make sure you have the correct address and postcode for the interview location. Plan your journey and leave extra time.

If you are driving consider if the time of day you are travelling may affect your route and think about parking – you may need coins for the car park etc.

If you are going by bus or train there may be connections you need to make – you may have to walk or get a taxi to the practice.

2) Know who you are meeting.

We will make sure you have the name of the person you are meeting, their role at the practice and the practice web address.

It’s a great idea to research the practice – you will get lots of information from the practice website and social media.  Using LinkedIn to find out about your interviewer will enable you to explore shared views and interests.

3) Dress appropriately

In the veterinary sector, most first interviews are quite informal and usually the expectation will be for you to arrive in smart casual clothes and normal work attire is fine if attending straight from work.

4) Smile & Eye Contact

A warm smile and a friendly handshake go a long way toward establishing a good first impression and rapport and good eye contact show that you are confident and personable. Most people that conduct practice interviews have no formal interview training and are often a little nervous too. 

5) Be yourself

Be prepared to talk about you - career, qualifications, interests, hobbies etc. Think about your skills and attributes that will benefit your potential new employer and be positive.

 6) Paperwork

It may help to take a copy of your CV and also certificates and written references.

This may help to prompt you during the interview and make you look prepared and organized.

A pen and notepad are also useful to make notes about points discussed that you may forget later.

7) Questions

Listen carefully during interview and answer all questions concisely and honestly.

Prepare the questions that you want to ask.  This shows you are planned & ready for your interview and interested in the job.

8) Confirm your interest

Be honest…If you think the position is right for you confirm your interest and tell the interviewer.

If you have any doubts, express them as your interviewer can provide more information to you and hopefully clarify any uncertainties.

9) Thank You

At the end of the interview - thank the interviewer for meeting with you and if you have enjoyed the interview and are interested in working with them shake their hand and tell them.

10) Follow up

It is important to speak with your consultant to discuss the interview and how you wish to proceed. This will enable things to progress smoothly whatever the outcome.

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Frequent Questions

Does Medicus help with the recruitment of vet and vet nurses from outside the UK?

A:Yes, Medicus is actively engaged in placing well qualified and competent vets and vet nurses in positions with clients across the UK.  Usually, clients will require comfirmation of your abilities including references and copies of certificates of competence.

How do I register with Medicus for locum work?

A:You can register using the standard registration form here or you can call us on 01926 356356.  Typically, each locum requirement is also distributed to our Job Alert subscribers first to give them a headstart on all locum requirements available. Additionally, we advertise all current locum requirements via our website and elsewhere.

How much does it cost to find work through Medicus?

A:Medicus provides all it's services to registered Job Seekers completely free of any charge. (it's illiegal in the UK to charge job seekers to find them work).  Medicus charges our clients a fee to provide them with locum or permanent staff, usually on a success only basis.

I'm looking for a locum vet for next week - can you help?

A:Medicus is very active in the UK locum marketplace.  At the start of January 2017, we have 557 active locum vets and 230 active locum nurses. Many of them are booked up solidly and have limited availability to do extra work.  It's very difficult for us to give any client an accurate answer as to whether we can provide a locum for specific dates until we have "worked" the requirement.  Generally, the more notice you give us, the more likely it is we can find someone for your practice.

If I hire someone through you and it doesn't work out - do I get my money back?

A:Medicus provides a rebate and replacement scheme for all clients.  This enables our clients to grow and develop their businesses with staff surety that if it doesn't work out with a particular recruit, we will put it right.  We work very closely with you to make sure that you are interviewing appropriately qualified and motivated candidates.

What are your fees?

A:Medicus usually charges success only fees dependent on the appointed candidate's starting salary. For locum placements, we charge a daily administration fee for each day the locum works at the client site. We'll make sure you are fully aware of our charges before we start working on your requirement.