Results 1 to 6 of 6

Interview boo boo

  1. #1
    Exclamation Interview boo boo
    Medical Coding Books
    If you fumble during an interview - got nervous on a question and for the life of me couldn't think of how to answer it and ended up giving a not so good answer - can you correct yourself in a follow up thank you letter for the interview?

    Thought of many good answers once I had left!!!
    Deanna, CPC

  2. #2
    Location
    Duluth, Minnesota
    Posts
    1,133
    Default
    I don't see why not The follow up letter thanks them for their time/interview - and somehow in there you can state that you want to elaborate on that particular question/answer. close with another thank you for their time!
    that's just my opinion...
    Last edited by dmaec; 01-28-2009 at 07:32 AM.
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

  3. Default
    Quote Originally Posted by dmaec View Post
    I don't see why not The follow up letter thanks them for their time/interview - and somehow in there you can state that you elaborate on that particular question/answer. close with another thank you for their time!
    that's just my opinion...
    Good idea Donna!
    ~Amy, CPC, CPMA, CEMC~
    Auditor/Consultant

  4. Default
    I agree with Donna and it also is a nice way to let them know that you are still very much interested in the job. A potential boss will take that into consideration if it has come down to only a few of you. I know I would be more likely to hire the one who sent me a follow up note.
    Kelly Long CPC, CFE
    Manager Audit and Compliance

  5. #5
    Location
    Louisville, KY
    Posts
    1,101
    Default
    Yes! You're on the right track. Make sure you're clear in your response and use the "follow-up letter" as an opportunity to thank the interviewer(s) for time and consideration. Explain that you'd like to add clarification to your initial response.

    The longer I'm in healthcare, the more obvious it seems that we're losing our interview etiquette. Even in this electronic age, it pays and looks impressive to deliver thank you notes to your interviewers.

    I'm glad you still embrace this "old" practice! Good luck to you.

  6. #6
    Location
    Charleston, South Carolina
    Posts
    641
    Default
    Interesting question. I actually did just that one time. I was given a coding test, and missed one and was quite stumped about it. I went back to work, looked it up and included my reasoning versus the correct answer when writing my thank you note (which I always do). I got the job because I didnt settle for just being incorrect, I figured out why. So in answer to your question, I would say it certainly cant hurt! Good Luck!
    Machelle Morningstar, CPC, COC, CEMC, COSC
    AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer

Similar Threads

  1. interview help
    By jconner0030 in forum Employment General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-14-2014, 04:00 PM
  2. first interview
    By rlryan48 in forum Employment General Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-05-2013, 12:36 PM
  3. Interview
    By LFARDENCPC in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-04-2011, 10:54 AM
  4. Boo
    By arizona1 in forum Diagnosis Coding
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-08-2010, 04:59 PM
  5. Boo
    By arizona1 in forum Urology
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-07-2010, 03:28 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?

Login

Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.