Bagging A Healthcare Job In A Tough Economy

January 27, 2014

Article by Global Pre-Meds
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There’s no denying that the economy has been dismal over the past few years and although the situation has improved over the last one year, it is not back to normal yet. While health care is always essential, no matter what the state of the economy, good healthcare jobs can be more difficult to come by. This makes it is so much more important for you to adopt the right approach that will help you oust your rival and land that elusive job. 

Here are a few steps that will enhance your marketability and help you bag that much-wanted job in the healthcare field: 

Student and mentor on the internal medicine ward at Morogoro Hospital A solid resume is important 

Creating a resume that highlights your achievements and work experience is crucial. Show off all your areas of accomplishment as well as your leadership skills and ability to work with a team. Your resume should showcase your talents and skills as well as your experience and abilities. Make sure it is written in a clear and concise manner without sacrificing accuracy. Check and recheck several times to ensure there are no grammatical errors. When you are done, have someone competent review it for you. Ask for suggestions and make the necessary changes so that when you finally do send it off, it is absolutely, 100% error-free and perfect in every way. 

Develop a solid plan

Don’t make any hasty decisions. Plan well and decide exactly what kind of a setting you would be happy working in. Check if the culture and the size of the organization suites your requirement and liking. Chalk out a strategy in advance. This will help you make a good impression if you are asked to go in for an interview. You might want to consider using a staffing or an employment agency. The can give you more options to choose from and also help you zero in on the right job in the healthcare market.

Tap all resources

Do not leave any stone unturned when it comes to looking for job resources. Research all possible avenues and network when you are able to. Check online classified ads as well as ads in newspapers. Register on online professional sites like LinkedIn and check school resources. You should also sign up with professional organizations and check bulletin boards at different places. Check with family and friends and see if they know anybody who can help you with job information or even a placement.

Be confident but not arrogant during your interview

Do your research before your interview. Scour the internet and understand how the company or the organization operates and what it deals in. Find out all you can about the industry too so. Be confident about what you think you can contribute to the organization without making it sound like you are the only person who can do it. Speak with authority but be careful not to come off as arrogant. 

Take advantage of tuition reimbursement when available 

If you have the chance to, leverage any tuition reimbursement program that is offered by your current employer. Get a professional certification for your specific field. Attending a graduate class will give you exposure, enhance your skills and help expand your network and it might also eventually lead you to that healthcare job that you are looking for.