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If you were to hire someone for this position, what sort of qualities would you recognize as potential for this career path?

As I've started to gain more insight about this profession I find myself resonating highly with this career. Although, I'd like to gain further insight of what it truly takes to work with people and their necessities from someone that's already had experience.
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Malavika’s Answer

Hi Monica! One of the things I would suggest is researching and understanding human psychology - of course each person is different, but learning what could be a stimulant or trigger for various emotions would likely help you understand how to approach them when working with your patients/clientele.

Try getting some experience through healthcare related internships or volunteering, this way you might get an understanding of the patience you would need to portray and the time it takes for a client to understand their emotions as you guide them through art.

Work on your skill set. Do a strength and weaknesses check and identify which are most suited to this profession. Those of which are not, you might want to work on developing those skills to suit it, if you are very serious about going into this field.
Thank you comment icon Greetings! Firstly, thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to respond to my question. Your opinion is has allowed me to have a positive insight of what I must do now before and while I carry on with my academics. I've been thinking about what qualities I could possess but, taking in count your words, writing it down along with the skills that I have yet to learn might give me a better insight over what I need to address within myself and what I might want to take more into consideration. I know that I am serious about this path for myself; therefore, I am willing to work and grow as an individual when needed. Monica
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Krista’s Answer

Highlight your skill set in health care. Do you have experience in a hospital, health care organization or long-term care facility? Have you been a volunteer in a health-related field? Align your skills with the job position. Outline how you can translate your work to patients/clients in a friendly, professional and concise manner.
Thank you comment icon Greetings ! I greatly appreciate your feedback so I thank you for taking some of your time to reply to this question, hope today finds you well. Currently I don't carry any experience as yet, but I've come to see that attaining further experience other than just an internship will be in this case most beneficial. Thank you for having provided with some examples from where I can start as well. I know that this is a career path that I truly am drawn to; therefore, the idea that there's an availability (and in this case, necessary) for me to get extra experience outside of school and work is something I'm absolutely looking forward to. Monica
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Racheal’s Answer

Hello. This is a great question!
Your skills sets you be related to the mission and goal of the organization as well as the job itself. You should always be authentic about how your skills will be an asset to the company or put in another way, what value you can add to the company. Also, think about your areas of improvement so that you don't try to seem like you can/should do everything as that is a sure way to burnout.
Also during an interview, ask what are they looking for in an organization to determine what they are looking for to confirm you are on the right path.
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Edgarh’s Answer

An important characteristic to take into account is the ability to handle frustration and how you handle stress. The important thing about this is knowing how the emotional issues of patients and the performance of your work do not affect your personal and family life, your principles and values.
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