10 Job Interview Questions for a Acupuncturist

10 Job Interview Questions for a Acupuncturist


This sector is in demand with more Acupuncturist being recruited each year. With expansion comes demand, competition for this role is increasing which means you need to really pull out the stops in a job interview.

Often out of around 50 applicants only 6 candidates will be interviewed. In most interviews, but this varies depending on the employer, you will be asked around 10 interview questions during a 45 minute interview. To increase your job chances of securing a job offer you will learn the answers to 12 sector job interview questions.

The key to passing job interviews in preparation and practice, this sounds obvious but is often overlooked, with the average interviewee spending around only 60 minutes preparing for their job interview.

This article will help you to prepare and to pass your next job interview in 3 separate ways. 1. You will learn over 10 common asked interview questions for your job position. 2. You will be given an explanation of the type of answer the interviewer is looking for ( a guide to what the employer wants you to discuss ) 3. You will be given an example job interview answer for each individual interview question, allowing you to tweak this answer, making it relevant to your own experiences.


Below you can also access 101 Interview Questions and techniques to Influence the Job Interview. Good luck with your next job interview.


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Job Interview Questions for a Acupuncturist


Job Interview Question 1: 


“Tell me about your Acupuncturist experience?”


One of the most common asked questions in interviews, normally asked at the beginning of an interview, this question gives you the opportunity to deliver a short statement about your experiences and skills relevant to the job position you are applying for.

  • Start with a “selling” line that will highlight your main strength and/or achievement ie “I have over 10 years experience as an acupuncturist..”
  • Keep each point brief as you can explain each point again in more detail throughout the interview
  • You want to interest the interviewer and get them to want to know more about you
  • End this answer with a reason why you’re looking for a new acupuncturist job




Job Interview Question 2: 


“How do you carry out an initial consultation with each patient, in order to establish a detailed case history?”


Break your process into three parts; the initial appointment booking – what information do you gain here? When you first meet and consult with the patient and how you deal with unexpected information during the session – if you can use a real life experience to showcase this skill.



Job Interview Question 3: 


“What skills will your bring to your team and how will you embed these skills to increase overall profit?”


To influence the job interview you need to stand out. Don’t fall into the trap of stating common skills. Instead think about what is unique about you, what you can offer but others can’t. As well as explaining the skill, explain how you and this skill, will increase profits. We all know the holistic therapy is about helping the patient, but business is business and any holistic therapy organisation needs to make money. 



Job Interview Question 4: 

“Give an example of when you have explained the diagnosis and treatment to the patient and respond to their questions and concerns”


This interview question and similar questions are designed to check if you have the required empathy and people skills for this role. The best way to answer this question is by telling a story of a similar situation, explaining what you did to make a difference. 


Job Interview Question 5: 

“Explain how you treat patients by inserting fine needles into the skin at particular locations?”

Answer technical questions by explaining the sequence you use. Expolain how you handle the patient and for this example talk about how you stimulate the energy flow along meridians (energy channels) and the body’s own healing response



Job Interview Question 6: 


“How would you be an asset to us?”


Think again about the job specification and the skills needed for this role. Have a paragraph prepared highlighting how you will be able to do the job and what you can bring to the team. It goes without saying that this paragraph should be positive.





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Job Interview Question 7: 


“What treatments do you know?”


Don’t just list moxibustion (burning herbs to warm insertion points), electro-acupuncture (stimulating insertion points with small electric currents), acupressure (to loosen and relax muscles), and cupping etc instead explain when you would use it and why it is preferred over another therapy – this will highlight your knowledge and skill base




Job Interview Question 8:


“Do you know anything about this organisation?”


Often one of the first questions you will be asked during the interview, employers want employees who will stay with the company, this question and answer will show the employer that you know the company’s history and feel they will be a good employer to work for.

It also shows the employer that you think ahead and carry out research. Answer this question with:

  • The length the organisation has been operating for.
  • How the company started
  • What services/products the company offers
  • Where they are going (have they won any new contracts)
  • All this information is normally found on the internet; on the company home page or about us page.



Job Interview Question 9:



“Give me an example of assess patient progress through questioning and examination as well as reviewing treatment plans if necessary?”




Again, answer this question with a real life example, one where you examined a patient and that led to a discovery that you were then able to support them with. This creates interest and intrigue. 



Job Interview Question 10:

“Do you have any questions for me?”


Good interview questions to ask interviewers at the end of the job interview include questions on the company growth or expansion, questions on personal development and training and questions on company values, staff retention and company achievements.




Many people are afraid of job interviews. The truth is if you prepare for your job interview, by predicting the job interview questions, you can easily prepare your job interview answers. If your job interview answers highlight your unique selling point, are stated in the positive and are said in a confident manner, then you can influence the job interview to increase job offer.


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