Whether you are searching for your first position out of school, or are looking to explore new avenues within the healthcare industry—turn to the 5 tips below to organize your job search.
Identify Your Professional Skills
While your degree or certification ensures that you have achieved a specific set of required skills, consider any new skills you have acquired. This could include skills developed within your area of specialty, any advanced training you have received, and any new types of technology you have trained in. Also consider interpersonal skills which are required for specific positions. For example, if you plan on working with children, patience is a must.
Determine Your Goals
Now it is time to consider what your specific goals are. For example, you may be looking for an entry-level position to gain more experience. However, you may also be searching for positions in a specific area of expertise. Also consider how far you are willing to commute to and from work, your scheduling needs, and your desired salary.
Update Your Resume
Once you have reevaluated your professional skills, it is time to update your resume. When updating your resume be sure to consider other factors beyond any new skills. This includes:
- Accolades and Accomplishments
- New Job Responsibilities
- Measurable Achievements
Even if you do not want your current employer to know that you are looking for new employment, one of the best places start your networking—is by reaching out to those who know your quality of work. Just be selective with who you confide in, and ask that they respect your privacy. Beyond your coworkers, reach out to individuals you have come across over the years, during your internship, during training, at professional events, and at networking events.
Keep Your Job Search Organized
It is likely that the vast majority of your job search will be completed online. Many healthcare facilities have you apply directly within their website, meaning that you will be required to create login information. Create a spreadsheet so that you can keep track of not only your login information, but also which positions you apply for. Also keep track of details such as which companies you have heard back from, who you spoke to, the date of all communication, and the outcome of each application and interview.
The tips above will help all healthcare professionals to stay organized when performing their next job search. In the meantime – take a look at our national healthcare jobs we currently have available here: National Healthcare Jobs