With so many directions to take when starting a healthcare job search, the process can quickly become overwhelming for the job seeker. And there is much competition for qualified professionals vying for the same positions. Don’t let yourself get lost in the overcrowded pool of healthcare job-seekers, especially when it comes to highly sought nursing jobs, or physical therapist and occupational therapist positions. If you’re serious about venturing down the road to your next rewarding healthcare position, think about registering with a qualified healthcare recruiter to help you navigate your search.
A good healthcare recruiter will help you focus your healthcare job search, or in some cases, expand your options and show you opportunities about which you may have been unaware. Other reasons why working with a healthcare recruiter is a good choice include:
- Connections! Recruiters build relationships with their employer clients, and often know about jobs that may never get listed on any healthcare job board. Plus, they can offer insight to the management of a particular organization before you commit to an interview or accept a position.
- Good recruiters get to know you and understand your career goals. They can pre-screen positions and potential employers to recommend the best opportunities for you.
- Resumes are still the first line of contact with potential employers. Your recruiter will review your resume and recommend any edits to the details that can give your resume an edge.
- Recruiters understand that job interviews can unnerve even an experienced healthcare professional. Your recruiter can arm you with the knowledge and hints that prepare you to make a memorable first impression with your potential employer.
- Your recruiter will know if your asking salary range is realistic in the current market, based on your experience. Recruiters know if an employer is willing to negotiate compensation and won’t waste your time sending you to jobs that won’t meet your needs. Keep in mind that most staff clinical positions are set by an organizational range; therefore, on occasion, your recruiter may ask if you’re willing to consider a lesser starting pay, to get your foot into an organization. The best options for salary variation is in management, administration, or travel nursing positions, and your recruiter can introduce you to those options, if you’re qualified and interested.
A recruiter is another resource for finding your next job, and not the only way to find a job in this current employer-driven market. Most recruiters will encourage you to continue pursuing your own job-search efforts; however, navigating your healthcare job search with a reliable partner who has your best interests in mind will make your journey far more manageable and successful.
Ready to take the next step in your search for nursing jobs, physical therapy jobs, occupational therapy jobs, or another healthcare field? Give MAS Medical Staffing a call and let one of our professional healthcare recruiters put you on the right path today!