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How to organize your Advanced Practice Provider job search to get noticed

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Tips to make your Advanced Practice Job Search organized

 

Whether you are searching for your first position out of school, or are looking to explore or expand your specialty experience, the following tips will help you organize your Advanced Practice Provider job search so that you’ll be noticed and stand out from the crowd.

 

Get Organized

It is likely that the vast majority of your job search will be completed online. Almost all healthcare facilities have you apply online.

  • Create a spreadsheet to keep track of where you’ve sent your resume and login information
  • Create a few follow up templates to respond to jobs, request for more information, etc.
  • Block time to job search every day. Finding a new job is a job, so be sure to make time for it.
  • 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.
  • Designate an area so you can keep track of what you’re doing
  • Have a hard copy file for papers, etc.

 

Update and optimize your Provider resume

You want your resume to be strong.When updating your resume be sure to consider other factors including:

  • Accolades and Accomplishments
  • Any new job responsibilities and duties
  • Measurable Achievements

Check out my June 2nd post for helpful tips on creating a resume that makes it off the pile. Remember your resume must sell you and your experience, skills and background. You have to show them what you bring to the table.

 

 

Determine Your Goals

Now it is time to consider what your specific goals are. For example, if you’re a new grad you might be looking for anyone who will hire you but still you have an idea of what you want your first job to look like. More experienced NPs or PAs may be searching for positions in a specific medical specialty or to increase their skills in their current area of specialty.

 

Other things to consider: how far you are willing to commute to and from work; if you’re willing to relocate; your shift preference and of course your salary requirements.

 

Networking and Research

Who do you want to work for? It’s a good idea to make a list of hospitals, practices, physicians you want to work with and then research if they are looking.

 

One the most effective ways to find a new job is networking. Reaching out to friends and professionals  who know the quality of your work. Selectively, tell people that you might be considering a change for the right opportunity. Talk to people you know at the companies where you want to work. Remember to ask that they respect your privacy, so your current employer does not find out. Other sources to network with – individuals you have come across over the years, colleagues from NP or PA school, your clinical rotations, during training, at professional events, and at networking events.

 

 

Being organized will make your job search less stressful and help as you successfully navigate your Advanced Practice Provider job search.

 

 

Take a look at our current jobs here: Advanced Practice Provider Jobs

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Personal Branding: Making Sure Your Social Media Footprint Makes You Stand Out

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Your personal brand plays a large part in your professional world. Today people use the internet as a big tool in hiring so what goes on social media can help make or break that new job that you have been looking at. Use these tips to help make your social media stand out from all of the rest.

Do Not Erase Social Media

A lot of people’s first thought when they are looking to get a new job or a promotion is to wipe their social media account. Completely getting rid of it or remove all of the content from the account: This is the last thing that you want to do. Data miners, those who look for your data on the internet have ways of finding things that have been recently removed and will use these if your social media presence is gone or bare.

Instead of deleting your whole account, target the posts that you think are the worst offenders. Do not remove much though as it will leave gaps in your account.

Social Media is Personal Marketing

Treat your social media as a way to market yourself to friends. It is how you show someone that you are a good friend and being a good friend doesn’t mean that you have to be a constant partier. Fill out your profile thoroughly so that your friends will know what you like and it shows that there is real content behind you. It also shows potential employers that you take things seriously.

A social media profile should make you appealing to everyone, not just friends.

Think Before Posting

Before you post anything on your social media page in the future you should think first. Pictures of you partying, posts with negative text, and fights between friends are not good things to have on your Facebook. Take a second before posting anything and ask yourself is this something that would be okay for future employers to see?

Don’t forget to ask your friends to help you by not posting negative content of you and not tagging you in things that you shouldn’t be tagged in.

Update Regularly and Engage Friends

Potential employers or investors want to know that you’re an active person. When you post content regularly it helps to show this, so does regularly engaging your friends. Commenting on photos, tagging people, and getting people to comment on your photos shows people that you don’t just go home and sit alone. Even executives and smart people need releases from work and you are expected to have yours.

The most important thing to take away from this is to make your social media profile a reflection of you in the digital world. It should be both professional and social. Also make sure that your page does not appear artificial, this makes people question who you are. Once you start, don’t forget to be consistent. Every brand, including your personal brand needs to be consistent.

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BE YOUR BEST ADVOCATE!

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IN YOUR JOB SEARCH – BE YOUR BEST ADVOCATE!

As you start or continue with your job search – remember that you are your best advocate. As you meet prospective employers and new contacts, you know the information that bests represent yourself to them. And don’t be afraid to show it!

A well written resume can make you look good on paper but it’s your interactions with people that show them who you truly are. Your goals, successes and passions. What makes you tick and how that might work for their company.

So what are some of the best ways to do this?
• First, take some time and review your experience and successes. Write down 2-3 of your best and create a short narrative about them. Show specific examples of how the success has helped you develop professionally. Practice it so you can comfortably tell your stories to potential employers.
• As you prepare for your interview – review the ad again and know which of your skills they need and how your skills measure up. Since it’s easy to forget things when you’re nervous; it’s a great idea to create a cheat sheet of the skills that match the job and to keep it handy for phone interviews.
• During the interview, as you discuss the job, talk about your specific experiences that relate to the job. And if you don’t have all the skills needed, show them which of your skills/experience could translate and work in their environment.
• Being confident and secure is a plus. It’s okay to brag as long as you don’t go overboard. It’s fine to tell them about things you’ve done that set your apart. Be proud and share your accomplishments.

And never forget – no one can tell your story or explain your background, skills and experience better than you can.

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How To Organize Your Job Search!

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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

Begin Networking

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