Looking for new healthcare opportunities can be a long tedious task with lots of hard work and energy being wasted. Working with a healthcare recruiter may be exactly what you need to land your dream career.
Recruiters know about job openings that aren’t widely advertised and can most importantly offer insight into current hiring trends. Recruiters also talk directly to CEO’s and in-house recruiters to expedite the hiring process. Using a recruiter doesn’t always mean you will land the job, however these 6 tips can help you determine whether a recruiter could help you, and how to forge a rewarding relationship with one.
- Know When to Use a Recruiter
If you are seeking a lower staff- level position within a hospital, you probably will not benefit from using a recruiter, however if you are pursuing a professional position then a recruiter could be your best friend.
- Choose Your Recruiter Wisely
It is very important to look for a recruiter who specializes in your healthcare area/field. The last thing you want to be doing is spending your precious time communicating with a recruiter who doesn’t know anything about your specialty, nor has any open jobs in that field. Once a recruiter is found, make contact with him/her and gauge your rapport with them. Getting referrals from other professional acquaintances that have used a recruiter prior is also a brilliant idea
- Understand The Recruiters Priorities
Recruiters just like any other employee out there have a boss to report to. Recruiter’s livelihood is based on finding the best candidates. Recruiters recognize that clean, experienced candidates are their bread and butter and will bend over backwards to get them placed. Recruiters are on YOUR side- remember this.
- Have a Goal, But be Flexible
Just as essential it is to pitch to employers what you are looking for; it is just as important as to what you pitch a recruiter. Be as specific as possible when describing what type of job you want, but make sure you leave some wiggle room .
- Take Advantage of Your Recruiter’s Expertise
It is imperative to learn from your recruiter, and use their past experiences and vast expertise. Recruiters can share inside information on the working environment and organization you may be considering. They know exactly what the hospital or facility is looking for and can even provide you with tips for interviewing.
- Be Honest and Accessible
The best approach is to be upfront from the beginning. For example your salary expectations, along with any black marks you may have in your working history. Recruiters HATE surprises, especially if the surprise was mentioned in the beginning perhaps it could have been explained. And if you plan to work with other recruiters, disclose that fact to all parties.
We at All Star Recruiting , whether for a Permanent position or a Locum Tenens Assignment, may be what you need to kick your Healthcare Job Search into high gear. We are here to HELP you, WORK for you, and most importantly, FIGHT for you and your best interests. Let one of our experienced recruiters be your advocate and assist you along your Healthcare Opportunity journey.
Lori Smith, Marketing Director/Executive Assistant at All-Star Recruiting
Contact her at Lsmith@allstarrecruiting.com