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Q: What does the interview process look like?

A: For most of our positions, our recruitment process is pretty straightforward. Once you have submitted your interest in a position, we review and determine whether or not to move on to an interview. The first interview usually takes place by phone, but depending on location, they are sometimes in person. The applicant may speak to one or more people on these initial interviews. If proximity allows, the first interview is sometimes followed by a site visit. Once an applicant is selected, a salary is determined and the applicant is notified by call or mail.

Q: Any tips for having a successful interview?

A: Be prepared. Know your skills and expertise. Understand the job expectations.

Q: If you could offer any advice to someone joining Kaiser Permanente as an intern or new grad, what would you say?

A: Use your time wisely. Get involved. Connect with your colleagues. Take advantage of your time here to learn as much as you can about the organization and see if it’s a long-term fit. And be sure to showcase yourself and your talents so people advocate for you and your success!

Q: What types of positions do you offer?

A: As the nation’s leading not-for-profit health plan and hospital system, we offer a wide range of roles across our organization—from clinical to technology, marketing to administration—with positions located anywhere from our corporate offices to regional headquarters to individual hospitals and medical centers. To view all available opportunities, head to our job search page.

Q: What attributes are we looking for in a candidate?

A: At Kaiser Permanente, we’re looking for candidates that are curious, energetic, and eager to contribute their skills and ideas to real-world challenges. Additional qualities we look for include a strong work ethic and the ability to solve problems and learn quickly. We want people who are excited to be here, and who are genuinely interested in building a career at an innovative care leader. If that describes you, you’ll be primed for success in our intern and new grad roles.

Q: Do you attend events on campus?

A: Yes! Throughout the year, we host and attend a wide variety of events across the United States. To see when we’ll be in your neighborhood, head to our events page and select "College" under Career Areas—then stop by and introduce yourself.

Q: How can I get the latest info about your opportunities?

A: Join our university talent network! You can do this by clicking here, or by clicking the purple "CONNECT WITH US" tab on the right side of any of the pages under University connection. Fill out the form, and voila! You’re signed up!

Additionally, when you establish or manage your online profile, you can set your preferences to receive job notification e-mails automatically when a job that matches your search criteria becomes available.

Q: Have more questions?

A: Not finding the question—or answer—you’re looking for? Visit our extended FAQ list to find answers to questions ranging from careers site registration and login information to profile management and more. All questions are broken down by topic, so you can scan for targeted responses within a given area.


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