The first quarter of 2019 is almost over, have you started your job search yet? Advanced Practice Providers are in demand, making this is a good time to leverage your clinical experience and find a position that meets your career goals.
Here are 4 tips to get your job search started:
Take a look at your resume – if you haven’t done so yet – refresh and update your resume. It’s the first thing a potential employer sees and it needs to be good and show off what you bring to a discussion. As a mentioned in a post last year, you have less than ten seconds to make an impression with your resume. It’s important that they see your clinical and work accomplishments. Don’t just list skills; note what you’ve accomplished in your work. Create more than one resume if you’re looking for a variety of positions that will showcase the required skills.
Update your LinkedIn Profile – first if you don’t have a LinkedIn profile, create one. It’s important. More practices and hospitals are reviewing them and using LinkedIn for recruiting. Be sure your profile is updated with your most recent jobs and experience. I recently checked a profile and it was missing experience from the past five years. Your profile summary should be filled with information including your qualifications, clinical specialties background and experience; keep it short and concise. Your profile needs to tell who you are as a Provider. Also, join groups and don’t be afraid to respond to questions that show off your expertise.
Actual Search – be sure that your job search targeted on what you really want. If you’re not getting enough responses, you might to evaluate what type of jobs you’re searching for. Don’t just use job search engines, expand your search and visit individual company sites, blogs, and local smaller businesses that might be what you’re looking for. And sometimes there are clinical jobs outside of common settings, explore those possibilities as well.
Networking – most people forget to ask people they know. Networking can unearth job openings which are not online. Many jobs are filled through networking. Don’t be afraid to ask your contacts and let people know you’re looking.
These easy tips can help your job search go smoothly.