Even before the COVID-19 outbreak, the demand for healthcare professionals was at an all-time high. One of the main reasons is that as Baby Boomers age, they require more medical attention. And the Generation X population is right behind them.
After a year of the pandemic, doctors, RN’s, nurse practitioners, technicians, physician assistants, and medical administrators are in even shorter supply to fill open positions. And opportunities at hospitals, clinics, practices, and healthcare organizations are definitely out there!
That’s good news for healthcare workers, right? Well, yes and no. It’s great to be in a high-demand field, but not if medical professionals have little time to explore new employment opportunities.
Which is where working with a proven healthcare recruiter can make a job search as painless as possible.
An employment agency can guide busy professionals – or those entering the medical profession – through the complexities of identifying opportunities, prepping for interviews, completing salary negotiations, etc. While health workers go about their daily lives, a recruiter can be busy working to find that next great career opportunity.
Here are a few of the advantages to partnering with a healthcare recruiter:
1.) Their Network is Better than Yours
Recruiters have extensive networks with access to opportunities that aren’t posted for general consumption. As a job seeker, this translates into enormous potential – instead of limiting yourself to positions advertised to virtually everyone, you’ll have access to all of the relevant jobs in your recruiter’s bag of tricks. This not only saves time but enables you to choose only the best opportunities.
2.) You’re Up Against Fewer Competitors
With high demand, job seekers can run into high competition for the best jobs. But when working with a recruiter – once your resume has been presented for review to the hiring company, you’ll be part of a much smaller pool of applicants giving you a leg up in a highly-competitive job market.
3.) You and Your Recruiter Become a Well-Oiled Machine
A good recruiter will always give you feedback from your interview – positive or negative – so you can improve the next time around. They can also help prepare you for the specific questions you’ll be asked at any given meeting. They know what to expect from the hiring company better than you ever could – and can usually provide helpful “inside” advice.
4.) A Recruiter Knows How to Negotiate Salary
If salary negotiation scares you, count on your recruiter. Since their commission is tied to your salary, they have a built-in incentive to get you the highest wage possible for your work. It’s in their best interest to help you put your best foot forward, and they also want to place candidates in qualified roles where they’ll thrive.
If it’s time to look for a new position, having a reputable healthcare recruiter in your corner can make things easier. The experienced professionals at Spot On Recruiting can help you save time, find better positions, and advance your career.
As a leading family- and woman-owned healthcare employment agency, Spot On Recruiting is experienced in helping physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants find great jobs nationwide. If you’re a health professional looking to make your next career move, visit our website and see how our experienced team can help you meet your goals!