Putting Your Best Face Forward: How to Land That Healthcare Job
Valerie Wilson | Career, Job Search| By
Healthcare recruiting agencies are busier than ever. It is a reality: People will need specialized care until the end of time, and the possibilities for employment relating to this field are more plentiful than ever.
How to Land That Healthcare Job
Consider how to increase your chances of finding the perfect fit:
Conduct a ‘smart search.’
Think about your surroundings, schedule, and any necessary training. Gather outstanding supporters who can act as reliable references. Be effective and goal-driven.
Self-promotion is extremely crucial. Share your objectives with a few close friends, coworkers, and people in your social media network. Don’t be afraid to spread the news!
Update your resume to reflect your new goals.
Here’s the inside secret about resumes: Anyone on a hiring committee is looking far more at what is in between the lines than what is actually on the lines. What does your resume really say about you?
Let your cover letter briefly tell your story.
The biggest error people make when writing cover letters is reiterating what the resume already clarifies. Now is the opportunity to specifically state why you are prepared for either personal development or a healthy shift.
Additionally, make sure to spend a few extra minutes customizing each and every cover letter. Include details about a program the organization supports or a training procedure they use that has caught your eye, for instance. Make sure the names and titles of the people to whom the letter should be addressed are accurate (and spelled correctly!).
The interview is your time to shine.
The best suggestion here is to immediately seek an interview for a job that you do NOT want. Get the interview, and do a practice run. Of course, you’ll go after it with everything you’ve got, but consider this: It sounds really good to an interviewer when you can share that you were offered a position at XYZ Organization, but you decided it wasn’t the perfect fit for you.
Do your homework long before the interview.
1. Will this be a panel interview or a one-on-one?
2. Who will be conducting the interview? Find out some background information about each person, and during the interview, try to include one or two verbal references to his or her work.
3. Don’t wait until the end of the interview to ask questions. DO have a list of questions, and ask at least one or two of them, but in order for the questions to blend in more organically, listen carefully. There will be opportunities to follow up some of your answers with a question that complements your last answer.
4. Be familiar with the company, any honors or achievements, training procedures, mentorship programs, etc. What is “in between the lines” will once again be revealed by your covert references to this prior knowledge. Make it known that you are a go-getter.
5. Get there early and, if you can, stroll the grounds. Discover the atmosphere of the workplace. Making mention of these observations in your interview would be quite helpful.
Take on this thrilling phase with vigor and dedication! The best time to think about changing your line of work may right now.
What draws you to a career in healthcare?