Episode 63: Nailing the Interview

by MTRT on February 9, 2015

Business people waiting for job interview

Today we are here to talk about something that occurs in every music therapist’s and every student’s career, and that is, the job interview. This might be for an internship or a new professional opportunity. Professionals in private practice also find themselves in interviews when trying to get more contracts and grow their business. They can be a bit nerve-racking, so you absolutely have to prepare and set yourself up for success. Today, we’re going to share 8 things to take into consideration when preparing for an interview.

Steps for interview preparation:

  1. Research the facility/organization/important people
  2. Study job description
  3. Tailor rèsumè to highlight areas of experience related to the job description
  4. Start building rapport with interviewers as soon as possible
  5. Have concrete examples of your work
  6. Demonstrate confident body language (Amy Cuddy video)
  7. Think about possible questions and your answers
  8. Show that you invest in yourself and your continued personal and professional development

Cool Resource

Here is the Amy Cuddy video about body language and how it affects our confidence. It’s a great watch! Get those power poses going…

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Seeking Out Jobs, Clients & Contracts

January marks social media advocacy month in the music therapy community. Throughout the month, music therapy bloggers and podcasters, like us, band together to talk about music therapy, advocacy, and the importance of being a music therapy advocate. This year’s social media advocacy month theme is re: VISION. It has multiple meanings, which we’ll talk about soon, but generally centers on the idea of transforming challenges into advocacy opportunities.

In this episode 62 of the Music Therapy Round Table podcast, we’ll talk about that idea through sharing our own experiences of turning challenges to opportunities, then will end with some information about a pretty significant change to happen for the music therapy profession, the creation of the scope of music therapy practice.

Cool Resource

The Music Therapy State Recognition website —Throughout the month of January you can find all the articles and podcast episodes published as part of the Music Therapy Social Media Advocacy Project housed in this central location. Be sure to also follow the #mtadvocacy hashtag on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to stay current with the latest happenings.

Show Notes

Scope of Music Therapy Practice (2015)

(from the American Music Therapy Association and the Certification Board for Music Therapists) As the profession of music therapy has been moving forward with recognition at the state level it has been identified that a document was needed to reflect a similar format to other health care professional organizations Scopes of Practice. CBMT and AMTA worked together to create a Scope of Music Therapy Practice (2015) for the profession based on published documents from both organizations. This new document entitled Scope of Music Therapy Practice (2015) is available as an educational tool and legislative support document that broadly defines the range of responsibilities of a fully qualified music therapy professional with requisite education, clinical training, and board certification.

Click here to read the Scope of Music Therapy Practice (2015).

MT Guitar Coach—Founded by MTRT co-host Matt Logan, this guitar coaching site is full of courses and products made with music therapists and music educators in mind. Check it out at http://www.mtguitarcoach.com/.

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What do you think? We always welcome comments and questions. Simply fill out the comment field below to let us know what you think.

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