Tips for the Healthcare Professional’s Job Search

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Tips for the Healthcare Professional’s Job Search

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The markets have its ups and downs, but for those who are looking for job opportunities in healthcare things are looking good. The healthcare job market is one of the fastest growing markets in the U.S. It’s also one of the highest paying markets for jobs. According to Glassdoor’s annual list of highest-paying jobs in America, six healthcare job titles have made it to the list. The healthcare job titles on the list include Physician, Pharmacy Manager, Medical Science Liaison, Pharmacist, Physician Assistant, and Nurse Practitioner.

While each job has its advantages and disadvantages, when it comes to where to work, opting for top-tier hospitals appears to offer the most benefit. Many of the jobs offered at top-tier hospitals provide employees with incentives that may not be found elsewhere. Factors include competitive salary and opportunities to expand on experience and skills because of access to up-to-date technology and training and education, including tuition reimbursement.

So, as a healthcare job seeker: Do you know how and where to start your job search? Here are some tips to help you out:

Follow Employers
Today, it’s easier than ever to find information on employers. Everything is available with a click of a button because most employers have an online presence. Simply following employers on social media will increase your knowledge and awareness about what’s happening within the organization/company. You may also begin to familiarize yourself with contacts that matter. Job seekers can choose between social media platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter to follow an employer. There is valuable information to uncover when following an employer. The information may also lead to opportunities to pitch your way into a job, but those opportunities are lost when you don’t opt to follow the employer. For more tips, read: “What to Say to People When Connecting on LinkedIn.”

Take Part in Professional Groups
One of the more reliable sources hiring managers and recruiters resort to for professional talent is Professional Groups. This is where hiring managers and recruiters know they can find professional talent in the specific field. By adding yourself into this mix, your opportunities with job networking and attracting hiring managers and recruiters can significantly increase. It can be as simple as commenting on articles posted by others or publicly sharing information with others.

Prepare a Resume That’ll Work
Whether you end up submitting your resume via LinkedIn, the employer’s website, a job board, or via email, your resume must focus on the healthcare skills that matter and you must show that you meet the requirements of the job. Many healthcare employers, especially hospital systems will also opt to use Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to help HR weed out the best talent for the job. It’s critical that your resume is written to address what the ATS will search for. For more tips to getting the resume ready, read: “Applicant Tracking Systems: What’s Changed and How Does It Impact Resume Writing” and “General Resume Tips for the Healthcare Professional.”

Job searching is a process that can end with successful results when you combine strong research, networking, and a well-written resume.