While the healthcare shortage has made headlines for the past couple of years, some healthcare professionals might be finding it hard to find a job. For those who recently graduated, you might find it hard to get a job due to the lack of experience. Or maybe you were retired, but now you want to reenter the working force and find that the landscape has changed. No matter where you are in your career, here are some ways you can find a job.
A common saying is: “it’s about who you know, not what you know”. If you’re looking for a job, reach out to your network and see if they know about any openings. Having someone refer you for a job will put you above other applicants immediately. Start with your warm connections, who are people you already know like your friends, old classmates, and previous coworkers. You can branch out and connect with professionals at networking events or through social media as well.
Another way to find jobs is to see if there are any job fairs around your area. This is a great opportunity for you to meet potential employers face-to-face. If there’s a hospital or facility you’re interested in, see if they’re hosting any job fairs. You can also check their websites and see if they have any jobs listed online.
Remember to bring multiple copies of your resume! Also bring a notebook or a folder to write notes about the potential employers you’ve meet and keep any business cards you might have received.
There are plenty of job boards available that will list available jobs that you can apply for as well. You can use broad job boards such as LinkedIn or Indeed or look at more specific ones, like the Nursing Job Café or Nurse Recruiter. Some websites allow you to see who posted the job or who works at the facility, which offers you an opportunity to reach out and make a connection before they even see your resume.
You can also go straight to a staffing agency and have their recruiters find jobs for you. Instead of having to search for jobs on your own, you can join a staffing agency and use the recruiter’s connections as well. Healthcare staffing agencies, such as MEDRelief Staffing, will have available jobs and contracts from multiple facilities that they can refer you to.
By using a recruiter, you can save time on having to go through multiple job openings. A recruiter will be able to show you jobs and contracts that are suited for your experience and your needs.
Job searching can be difficult, especially if you don’t know where to look. There are a variety of places you can go to find jobs, and each of them have their benefits. If you’re interested in joining a staffing agency and want to learn more, go to our website and see what you can get as a MEDRelief employee. Check out our hot jobs as well!